Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hospitals Learning the Benefits of Medical Innovation

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Technological advancements in the medical sector have indeed helped medical practitioners in the diagnosis and treatment of their patients. More and more hospitals are taking advantage of such innovations to handle various ailments. As a result, the lives of many patients in critical conditions have been saved. Early diagnosis of diseases has improved the general well-being of people. For today’s healthcare centers, enterprise imaging is required; so medical practitioners have to be innovative to improve services to their customers. Here are some of the technologies that have revolutionized how healthcare centers operate: 

Surgery Simulation 

This is an innovation that came to be as a result of collaboration between the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University of Buffalo’s School of Engineering. The Robotic Surgery Simulator enables virtual training of aspiring surgeons. It also enables professional surgeons to simulate surgeries, eliminating the practice of experimenting on real patients which can worsen the situation or even cause death. 

Cloud Based Software and Data

This is part of health informatics, the main aim being collecting and analyzing health data in the digital form. Applications have been made to enable many patients and healthcare providers all over the world get referrals. As a result many patients are able to treat themselves without necessarily having to visit the doctor.

Modernized Lab Testing 

Lab testing has really changed considering the fact that many companies have come up with ways of testing micro samples of blood. This kind of innovation have really reduced the cost of lab testing and also made better the experiences of patients at healthcare centers.

Connecting Doctors All Over the World

The medical field is a field of collaboration which requires physicians to come together for the common goal of finding the remedies to various ailments. Social networking indeed helps doctors exchange ideas to better they way they handle their patients. Doximity is a social networking platform exclusive to physicians. Through this online platform doctors in the United States can collaborate and exchange ideas on challenging cases. 

Helping Patients Maintain a Good Health

One of the main challenges facing many physicians is the need to keep track of how the patients are faring to ensure that they fully recover and stay healthy. A couple of decades ago such a duty was tiresome for doctors. Many gadgets and mobile phone applications are available to make sure that people stay healthy, improve their sleeping habits and eat healthy. Lark is a sleep monitor that is designed to track a person’s quality of sleep, day-to-day activities and gives suggestions on how one can get a good rest. All these technologies and innovations serve to better the services in healthcare centers. An eight-year study in Europe found that medical technology cut the period patients stayed in hospital by 13%. 

These are Some of the Advantages

It has really reduced the need for handwritten medical records. Medical records can be stored in databases and the information can be retrieved from anywhere within the medical facility. It has reduced cost and improved the management of medical data. The accuracy of diagnostics has greatly been improved thanks to the various medical gadgets in the medical field. Doctors no longer need long procedures when diagnosing their patients as it was some years back. People are making use of radiologists and Remote Method Invocation (MRI) due to the various advancements made in imaging. Generally, technological advancements in the healthcare center have improved the services of healthcare providers while reducing the costs needed to treat patients. Innovations in the treatment of diseases such as cancer and diabetes have reduced the deaths they cause. Healthcare practitioners are able to track the activities and improvement of their patients. It is very important to embrace technology as it is the solution to the many problems that are faced in patient care.

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Greg Dastrup is a world traveler and professional writer with a passion for learning new languages. He’s spent most of his career consulting for businesses in North America. You can follow Greg here.