Six Healthcare Upgrades Coming Soon to Your Clinic
Although many clinics are still behind the times, that’s all about to change. Advances in healthcare technologies and policies have forced administrators and owners across the nation to upgrade systems to meet growing demand. You can expect to soon benefit from the following healthcare upgrades in technology and clinic processes.
Electronic Health Records
Treatment and diagnosis, especially during emergencies, happen far more quickly when healthcare workers aren’t trying to sift through hard copy paper medical records to look for important patient details. With electronic health records, all health history is saved to a digital file that they can easily access, search, and share as needed.
Health Data Storage and Archiving
A wide variety of programs make it easier for healthcare personnel to access, search, and share your information. With a healthcare data storage company that provides a good program, your clinic’s staff members can use a simple keyword search tool to quickly locate important details about your health. With a health data archiving program, your clinic can securely store years of your data and won’t lose important information.
Online Health Maintenance
Online patient accounts help you to make certain that information is accurate and up-to-date, and give you access to appointment setting and reminder tools and communication options. Some clinics even offer online exams where nurses and doctors determine if patients are experiencing minor ailments or more serious problems that require on-site evaluation via video and VOIP.
Digital Signage and Touchscreens
Instead of providing important information about common conditions, new medications, and local and national healthcare news via brochures, fliers, and handouts, clinics can now provide these details and so much more while you wait via wall-based and kiosk digital signage. Touchscreens allow patients to print out details they want and check in electronically with a few finger taps or an ID barcode scanner.
Integrated Diagnosis and Treatment Systems
Changes in healthcare have also lead to more integrated systems. For example, during an outpatient procedure, a physician might utilize a new integrated treatment system to pull up your stored healthcare records to check symptoms or contact a colleague for assistance.
Physician-Focused Notation Tools
In recent years, physician note-taking tools have wasted a lot of time by forcing physicians to type too much or use long drop-down menus. New advances have resulted in a more comfortable and time-saving blend of software that converts handwritten notes to text and offers shorter drop-down options.
These are only a few of the amazing upgrades you can expect to see soon. Technology is always developing and has already changed many ways healthcare is carried out. From the diagnosis stage to recovery, medicine and technology always need to be top notch. Contact your clinic today for more information on new technologies and how to use some of the new processes and technologies.
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