We all know that technology can really boost the way we do things, but this can apply to work and vital areas of our lives and not just for fun. Like healthcare. Here’s exactly how that is happening.
Electronic Healthcare Records
One of the basic ways that technology can aid in healthcare is with electronic healthcare records (EHRs). This streamlines administration and makes it easier for a patient to be cared for accurately, as all professionals have access to the information. Thankfully, a survey from 2017 shows that almost 90% of hospitals have some kind of basic form.
Something that is incredibly useful in the process of blood transfusions, is barcoding. It minimizes errors and their subsequent risks. Of a study that was carried out in 2015, research showed that a full range of medical departments were using barcoding technologies, such as laboratories, pharmacies, medication administrators, and radiology departments. This allows processes to be tracked more efficiently.
Finally, there’s also the addition of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags in patient-lead care. Right now, it seems that around 97% of medications are using them, 89% of patients are using them, and 59% of nurses are. And it’s definitely safe to say that communication innovations like this can make it easier for diseases and illnesses easier to monitor.
You can find out more information about the emerging technologies and innovation in patient centered care in the infographic below.
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