The year 2017 has already travelled halfway to its end and we have witnessed a rapid growth in technology in each sector this year. The healthcare sector has been one of the major focus for IT sector this year owing to the need for a prompt approach towards healthcare services. The constantly emerging technologies in the healthcare ecosystem have today changed the face of modern healthcare services. Be it the introduction of EMR system for a better access to medical data, prompt health and fitness tracking with wearables, 1-to-1 patient interaction with Health Cloud, the move towards M-Health with healthcare apps, or an ideal HMIS solution, the technology has moved a long way in the healthcare ecosystem changing it for better.
The common notion that necessity is the mother of invention goes absolutely right with the healthcare industry where necessity is felt the most. So, among the innumerable ways that innovation and technology have been transforming the healthcare sector, we bring you some of the most influential ones. Following are the ways in which technology is transforming the healthcare industry in 2017 –
Telemedicine Sector Is Growing Immensely
Since 2016 the telemedicine sector or virtual patient care sector has witnessed a whopping growth owing to its various perks like the proactive assistance, prompt decision-making capabilities, remote assistance, and increased convenience. The percentage of employers offering telemedicine benefits have grown 30% from 48% in 2015 to 78% in 2017, thus signifying the growth and adaptability of telemedicine practice.
Prompt Access to Patient Information from EHR System
Electronic Health Record systems have been at the center point of every decision today while studying a patient’s case. A well-managed EMR system helps the doctors with a prompt access to the detailed patient medical data, whether it is the test reports, the medication used, previous clinical events and encounters, etc. With this, the EMR system allows the healthcare professionals with better decision making and easy sharing of patient information in the healthcare ecosystem based on various complaints like HL7 and HIPAA.
Enhanced Clinician Communications With Video Conferencing
As the approach has shifted towards more value-based healthcare services, there has been the introduction of video conferencing and telemedicine practices in healthcare. Professionals now have started implementing practices like diagnostic assistance, treatment recommendations, virtual assistance for enhancing the quality of their patient care services. The EMR system further helps in easy information sharing.
Effective Health and Fitness Tracking with Wearables and m-Health Applications
Technology has initiated a move towards m-Health or mobile health with the introduction of various wearable devices that allow real-time monitoring of patient’s vital signs, and proactive access to accurate medical status for the provision of care and medication. As with the increased number of smartphone users the trend has further shifted to health, fitness and medical apps. Today there are more than 1.3 million apps falling in this category on the single Google Play Store and about 31% of total smartphone users prefer to use a healthcare, fitness, or medical app.
Advanced HMIS Solutions and Health Cloud Clones Are Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry
Hospitals have started implementing Advanced Health Management Information System that focuses on streamlining the operations across the healthcare ecosystem, synchronized data sharing, interactive patient care, enhanced responses, boosting service quality, increasing profitability, etc. On the other hand, solutions similar to Health Cloud focus on 1-to-1 patient interactions and value-based care with modules like Health Timeline, EHR system, Task Management, Device Data Integration, Patient Profile, Remote Care through Telemedicine, etc. The various healthcare complaints including HIPAA compliant, HL7, DICOM and IHE, are further explored by researchers in the field to come up with superior HMIS solutions.
Catering to the need for more proactive and advanced healthcare services, technology still has a long way to go and will keep on revolutionizing the healthcare industry with aspects of virtual reality and IoT in the future. Whether we see towards technology as an efficient part of the healthcare ecosystem or a lifesaving one, its array of groundbreaking benefits just cannot be ignored and need to be adopted as early as possible. So, if you wish to shake hands with m-Health, or require peerless healthcare app or software development services, connect with Endive Software at firstname.lastname@example.org.