Like every other field, medicine and patient care is also affected by technology. But if not handled carefully it can cause some serious issues. Says Dr. Jasdeep Sidana, this article discusses some of the positive impacts of technology on the field of patient care.
Databases are important for patient safety. They can be used to improve care and reduce risk, but they also have the potential to cause harm if not properly managed.
There are two main types of databases: clinical databases and administrative databases. Clinical databases contain information about patients’ medical histories, such as past diagnoses and treatments; they can also include information on genetic test results or other data that helps doctors predict how a patient will respond to certain medications or surgeries. Administrative databases contain information about patients’ insurance coverage; these records allow health professionals access to financial resources when it comes time for treatment planning (such as determining which medications may be covered).
Electronic medical records
What is an electronic medical record?
An electronic medical record (EMR) is a series of patient data stored in one location, accessible by authorized users. This includes information such as demographics, laboratory results, medications and allergies.
Analytics can help to improve care in several ways. First, they can help to reduce risk. In order to do this, you need a clear understanding of what is happening with your patients and how they are doing over time. This will allow you to make better decisions about how you treat them and whether changes need to be made in response. It also helps when it comes time for follow-up visits after an initial treatment has been given so that any complications are caught early rather than late on down the line.
Mobile device applications
- Mobile device applications.
- Apps that help you to stay in touch with your doctor.
- Some mobile apps can help you keep record of your medical history, while others are designed to monitor your health like heart rate or blood glucose level.
Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications to provide health care services. It can be used to provide remote patient monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment. Telemedicine is being used in a variety of ways:
- Inpatient rehabilitation facilities can send their patients’ data remotely so that they can monitor them on an outpatient basis.
- The elderly are often sent home with a device that takes pictures and videos of their surroundings while they are at home; this allows family members to stay informed about their loved ones’ health status without having to call or visit them every day.
Tele monitoring with remote health monitoring
Tele monitoring is the use of telecommunication systems to monitor patients remotely. It can be used to improve patient care, reduce risk and improve safety in a hospital setting.
Tele monitoring involves the use of advanced technology such as video surveillance cameras and audio recording devices, as well as sensors that detect vital signs like blood pressure or heart rate. The information collected through these devices is transmitted via a network to health professionals who are able to view it remotely on computer screens or mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. This way they can assess whether the patient’s condition has changed over time based on real-time data analysis rather than relying solely on lab results that may not be accurate depending on how quickly they process them.
Thus technology is proved to have several positive impacts on patient care. From EMR to telemedicine, it has totally revolutionized this field.