5 Technologies Making Their Way Into Modern Clinics

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As physicians continue to experience increasing demand for their time, opportunity for technology adoption continues to flourish. Here are five types of medical technologies that are making their way into modern clinics, helping physicians to work smarter, faster, and with greater efficiency.

Patient Data Management

It’s not uncommon for patients to find themselves unable to provide physicians with health information, or for physicians to spend significant amounts of time tracking down critical reports and records of different origins. Having a primary data repository containing all this information not only maximizes face-to-face time with patients, but ensures that time is constructive.

Appointment Management System

Maintaining numerous calendars for appointment management requires a lot of time – something physicians and clinic staff tend to be in deficit of.  Appointment management applications provide a bird’s-eye view of a physician’s schedule, ensuring each clinic can minimize the burden of overlapping appointments.

Smartphones, otherwise known as mHealth

Email aside, physicians are finding more and more ways to make use of their mobile phones. Assisted by technology such as the cloud, patient and clinic data is now available at their fingertips through downloadable apps, from anywhere.

Big Data Analytics

Throughout this past year, the term ‘big data’ has seen a surge in popularity and has made its way into the healthcare sector. It allows clinics to dissect patient data and test results to identify key trends, or to establish the relationship between treatment plans and diagnosis, and outline benchmarks in quality of care – a short list of its increasing benefits.

AI Diagnostics

While artificial intelligence has yet to exceed the need for physicians, it certainly streamlines their workloads by providing important data in real-time to strengthen patient outcomes. AI can help physicians identify health risks for patients, and medications they may need or should steer away from.

In short, many industries are making use of technology-based tools to help them evolve and remain ahead of trends, and medical clinics are no exception. Introducing these five types of technologies not only creates efficiency in practices, but prioritizes the central element of healthcare’s ecosystem – the patient.

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