Technology has greatly changed over the last decade, and the benefits it has made in the world of health care is no exception. While we may be happy the our lives and businesses can be more organized with apps, our healthcare has also greatly improved. Here are a few examples:
1. Much of the medical information is gathered from the internet today
American Life Project along with Pew Internet survey suggest that since 2004, internet searches regarding medical queries has grown by over 20 million. It's evident that people are searching the Internet to explore their medical questions. They are searching for symptoms and treatment options that are currently available including medications, operations, alternative treatments and more. Of course, your doctor should be the one to diagnose your symptoms, but having the internet at your fingertips gives you an idea of the possible outcome and treatments available.
2. Medical professionals are reaching out to patients by the means of social media
Medical clinics, doctors and researchers are taking advantage of the world of social media. They are using the tools provided on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to reach a much wider audience. Medical facilities use social media to create a point of contact with current and potential patients in order to answer questions, promote campaigns for awareness, and accomplish outreach to their communities. Among these sophisticated sites, patients are being offered chats with nurses and doctors regarding their medical issues, and notices for tests and vaccinations.
3. Improved treatment
The more obvious way that technology is changing healthcare is by offering new advanced medicines, machines, tools, and innovative treatments that help save lives and develop more rapid-recovery times for billions of people. Technology in these medical practices has improved patient care, and allowed then to heal.New technology has also enhanced research. Because of the improvements made by technology, experts can are making healthcare more efficient.
4. Better-quality patient care and worker productivity
Patient care is being made safer and much more reliable than ever before by use of Information technology. Medical professionals can use tablets, and other hand-held devices to record a medical history and verify treatment. Lab tests, vital signs, and orders for medication are all done electronically. Patients have quicker access to information as more institutions begin to adopt electronic health records. Electronic databases are merging information to be used for medical research, and with enormous information coming from big-data, scientists are capable of researching trends and sources of ailments.
5. Physicians are more readily accessible to their patients
Doctors are utilizing technology such as their smartphones, to access thousands of articles and data related to medical textbooks. Online medical databases allow your physician to study quickly and verify details in your patient history file. Doctors use e-mail, videos, and texts to facilitate conferences and to consult with their colleagues, world-wide.
6. Online databases offer reliable medical trends
By evaluating health data online, Google can accurately forecast current medical trends, like outbreaks. This technological innovation will aid experts in responding to outbreaks rapidly, as well as providing additional preventive measures.
Improvements in technology has benefited our generation in many aspects, but of the most important include advancements in medicine and healthcare. These are just a few examples of how much it has changed and improved.
Informational credit to Igea Software.
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