Efficient and accessible technology has cemented the partnership between IT and healthcare. IT healthcare technology can save practices thousands of dollars through security protection and automation that can replace workers. Not only does healthcare technology save money for medical centers, it also saves time.
When hospitals prepared for COVID-19, they did not expect this. As coronavirus cases fluctuate in the United States, patients and medical centers face uncertainty. Patients are nervous to return to doctors offices in fear of being infected. Medical practices, especially in rural areas, are shutting down due to a lack of patients.
For some people, waiting is the worst part of going to the doctor’s office. In fact, 97% of patients are frustrated with wait times. There are many things that you can do to make your waiting room less stressful. Surveys indicate that some key elements to offset this stress and anxiety is giving patients estimated wait times, amenities like free WIFI and even personal apologies for extended waiting. These solutions benefit patients and staff.
An electronic health record (EHR) is a form that physicians fill out during or after a patient's visit. These forms document a patient's complaints, diagnosis, treatment, medication, health stats and more. While they are more convenient than paper charts, they are time consuming. On average, physicians spend 16 minutes on each EHR.
No doctor’s office is perfect. This is why patient feedback is so important: it provides a practice with the opportunity to improve. Patients will not only mention things that need to be improved, but they will also mention things that are already great. Win-win!
Surgeons in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers are facing numerous challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been numerous federal and state regulations concerning elective surgeries. Some of these regulations have slowed practices considerably, reducing patient load and creating economic challenges.
Every medical practice in the United States has been impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis. As America reopens and patient confidence returns, there are some indicators of what the future holds for providers and clinicians. These indicators are on display as some states have opened public buildings and facilities faster than others. While the healthcare landscape varies widely—depending on whether it is privatized, individual state or facility decisions and more—the shift back to “normal” may not be straightforward or even immanent.
If you live in or around Tampa, Florida, there is some good news. Medical centers in your area are using a wait time app that offers a variety of digital resources. Patients can now access a huge network of medical facilities in Tampa using DocClocker. This app was developed with several key features. Practices and hospitals in Tampa that use this app include:
15, 30, 45, more? How many minutes can you wait in a doctor’s office? For most of us, waiting at the doctor is one of the most painful parts of the experience. It’s like renewing your driver’s license: being surrounded by strangers in an uncomfortable place can feel miserable. Unlike a public services building, there isn’t even a ticket-taker counting down to your number.
On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a public statement declaring a global health emergency due to the spread of the Coronavirus. This virus began with over 7,500 confirmed cases in China. Beginning in the city of Wuhan—which is subsequently on lockdown for travel—there are more than 12,000 suspected cases now throughout the country. As of the WHO’s statement, 170 people in China had died, with an additional 1,370 people in severe conditions. Only 124 have been safely treated and discharged.