Even just a few years ago, it was not uncommon to walk into your doctor’s office and see cabinets full of manilla folders behind the receptionist’s desk that contained the personal medical information of hundreds of patients. Since then, technology has continued to make it easier and cheaper to store data on local servers and the cloud. In reality, it was only a matter of time before your local health-care provider jumped on the digital bandwagon and moved all of that data online. The good news is that the new level of accessibility can greatly increase the efficiency and accuracy of patient treatment. The ability for one doctor to view your entire medical history with just a few clicks means the likelihood for misdiagnosis and drug interactions is greatly reduced.
More from Health Policy
By: Brian Wu. Throughout the medical profession in recent decades, more and more emphasis has been placed upon physicians and other healthcare workers being able to deliver care that is culturally sensitive and is able to meet the needs of … More…
By: Brian Wu. There has never been a better time to be a doctor, or to be studying to become a doctor in the United States. That statement might come as a bit of a surprise to some, who have … More on ACA…
By: Cullen Truett. On August 28th the World Health Organization released its new comprehensive roadmap to contain the Ebola Outbreak that is believed to have begun as early as December of 2013. Released only a day later, the August 29th … See The Numbers
By: John Hunt, MD. There is one thing that is certain: Ebola induces fear. Some of this is rightful fear. Some is irrational. In our current world where the media is about as trustworthy as the average politician, what do … Thoughts on Ebola
By: Dr. Alia Nasser. Medical tourism is booming and countries are now catering to incoming patients who are seeking cheaper care. By the year 2019, the medical tourism market is expected to reach a whopping 19 billion dollars. Countries such … read more
We all know it’s difficult to get experience in the healthcare field, but it’s also necessary in developing a successful career. Worthy experience is more than just padding your resume. It’s also the need to have practical, hands-on experience that … Healthcare Admin Jobs