Healthcare Technologies All Hospitals Should Have
Hospitals and health care systems are embracing the latest innovation and healthcare technology for seeking the care of the patient. It is also the decision of a physician pursuing a new position.
The implementation of technology and medical devices will help in creating advanced clinical processes which will lead to improved patient experience, attract high caliber staff and also ensure compliance with regulations.
The three technologies that have become a must to be in the healthcare system are as follows:
Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
Electronic Health Records help in sharing patient data, tests results, and any other information related to the patient between the healthcare providers and also across departments.
EHR system has made everything so efficient and secure in terms of transferring data in the healthcare sector that it has become impossible to run a hospital or clinic without one.
EHR present the full picture of the patients’ previous treatment and current health in front of the physician or doctors that they can easily provide treatment according to the patients’ data.
Robotics in form of medical robots is being used by surgeons for over a decade. Robotics as technology has presented us with systems like the da Vinci Surgical System which enables surgeons to perform surgeries or operations through small incisions instead of making large openings in the tissue. As the surgical system have robotic arms that can reach spaces in the human body that are too small for a surgeons’ hands to reach.
There are some other technologies rather than surgical robots that are based on new healthcare technologies, such as:
- Exoskeletons- These help paralyzed patients in walking.
- Disinfection Robots- These are used to quickly clean surfaces with ultraviolet light.
- Nanobots- These bots are very small are injected or swallowed to remove foreign objects.
Time is of very much importance in the healthcare sector when treating many serious diseases. The traditional diagnostic tool or equipment can skip any symptoms if it falls under the measurement threshold.
However, the new technology-based wearable medical devices are becoming a very popular method to diagnose chronic health conditions like congestive heart failure and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
These wearables can assist nurses and physicians with comprehensive data on a patient’s heart data, breathing patterns and muscle movements, can easily detect the warning signs and create an appropriate care plan.