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Is Healthcare Information Technology Making a New Breed of Doctors?

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How has technology effected your practice?

Healthcare information technology keeps advancing and doctors are advancing right along with it.  How you ask are doctors using new technology to help their patients?   Some doctors have setup blogs with answers to everyday questions.   They then send their patients quick e-mails directing them to this blog page.   It is quick, easy, and time saving.   Instead of spending time on the phone now doctors are available to focus their attention on more important cases.   Healthcare IT also has helped setup ways for doctors to shoot quick text messages to their patients as well via their smart phones.   For more on this subject please read below:

From CBSNews

How Healthcare Information Technology Is Advancing Medicine!

Is your doctor a technophobe? Increasingly, the answer may be no. There’s a stereotype that says doctors shun technology that might threaten patients’ privacy and their own pocketbooks. But a new breed of physicians is texting health messages to patients, tracking disease trends on Twitter, identifying medical problems on Facebook pages and communicating with patients through email.

So far, those numbers are small. Many doctors still cling to pen and paper, and are most comfortable using e-technology to communicate with each other – not with patients. But from the nation’s top public health agency, to medical clinics in the heartland, some physicians realize patients want more than a 15-minute office visit and callback at the end of the day.

For the full article please go here.

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Computers are a large part of modern medicine.

The imagination is the limit with healthcare information technology.    One thing is for certain, as computers and social media advances so will modern medicine.

If you are interested in earning an online healthcare information technology certification then you should visit our webpage for more information.

 

 

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