Recent medical technologies help companies comply with new industry standards and government mandates. Although many well-known technological advances benefit the consumer electronics industry, the medical industry has quietly leveraged technology to manage costs, boost profitability and improve patient care. The advances in technology allows patients to have a more personalized experience, as they can check themselves into a hospital and receive updates via their mobile phones or through social media. By keeping patients up to date with information, it improves their overall healthcare experience, as they are never in the dark. The use of digital technology to keep electronic records makes patient information much more accessible, providing doctors with easy access to these records when they are needed. In the future, digital technology could improve the patient experience even more, making it possible for robots to perform surgeries and computer simulations to give doctors the best training possible.
The 6 most impactful recent medical technologies listed here are among those that promise to transform healthcare in coming years.
Dell provides complete PACS (picture archiving and communication system) solutions for healthcare customers. These lead the industry because of their wide span of hardware products that include servers, storage devices and workstations, allowing resellers to provide a full-service response to customers’ needs from a single vendor.
Unified Clinical Archive
Dell medical systems relieve medical practices from the frustration of working with multiple patient data systems. They do this by simplifying the storage of records through continuity and ease of use. Unified Clinical Archive systems reduce IT staffing needs, integrate with PACS and accounting, and scale to any size practice.
Electronic Medical Records
The move to EMR has spawned high demand for IT services in the healthcare industry. As hospitals, clinics and private practices digitize decades of medical records, EMR promises to reduce operating costs and improve the quality of care. Electronic medical records online also allow patients to securely access their medical information at any time.
New practice management technologies have made it possible to streamline medical practices and integrate them with third party billing services. These systems work with other technologies to relieve medical practices of time-consuming work. When cloud-enabled, these systems take on the burden of operating their own servers. Practice management technologies also collect demographic data, schedule appointments and process claims and statements.
A major part of the fight against prescription errors, fraud and abuse is ePrescription technology. These systems help doctors determine the best drugs for their patients. After selecting a drug, doctors securely transmit prescriptions to pharmacies.
Body Area Networks
As healthcare providers brace themselves for new laws and taxes, they look for ways to lower costs. One of these ways uses body area network technology to monitor patients outside the hospital. These devices collect data from the patient all day and forward it to medical providers for analysis over cellular data networks. This technology aims to improve care while shifting it from hospitals and clinics to the community.
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