Public health workers do a lot to make their communities healthier and happier. The sector operates under federal and state oversight, issuing and implementing important protocols that keep people safe. With so many public health careers and policies that improve and preserve lives, it is important that initiatives and operations are well-equipped. Technology plays a big role in effectively improving community health. From first responders to health educators, public health workers need effective technology now more than ever.
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.
Due to the urgency of COVID-19, healthcare providers are scrambling to find technology solutions to help them navigate through these unprecedented times. Medical centers are having to quickly adapt to mandatory safety guidelines, telehealth and quarantine requirements. In the wake of this, technology has to adjust to healthcare industry needs.
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.
Clinical Support With AI and Machine Learning
Diagnostic errors are one of the most prevalent issues in the medical field. That is why new healthcare technologies are being produced to increase accuracy among physicians. The use of AI in healthcare has become the focus for many healthcare technology manufacturers. Machine learning allows the algorithms to improve through use and experience. Some AI diagnostic tools run autonomously while others require prompting from the physician. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first autonomous AI diagnostic tool to be sold to clinicians in April of 2018.
Public hospitals in Vietnam are making the first real strides toward upgrading to smart systems. A consultancy firm called YCP Solidiance recently published work about how digitization is transforming the healthcare system in Vietnam. These improvements represent groundbreaking, systemic movement toward a highly digital doctor and patient experience. What are the implemented innovations and when might they work their way stateside? This article explores the possibilities.
Late in 2019, Apple released a version of its Apple Watch that claims to detect atrial fibrillation. Wearables have become so common that many people in the U.S. have daily data about their heart rate, step count and even sleep patterns. But the question remains: can a smartwatch (or smart device) replace your doctor?
Every day, hospitals around the country are looking for opportunities to leverage innovations in healthcare IT. The goal is that digital healthcare tools enhance medical care in numerous ways. From the care itself improving due to implantables or other IT medical devices to doctor-patient communication and wait time apps, there is ample room for growth and hospitals are taking note.
Cardiac conditions have long been supported by healthcare technology. From implantable devices to life-saving tools, tech for cardiac conditions is seen as an essential innovation. After all, the beat must go on! Consumer tech has received an infusion of innovative technology that will soon be available for medical facilities that provide even better support for people with heart conditions.
From Smart watches to insulin pumps, patients are more equipped than ever with digital tools to manage our health. But, does it matter? Even with this prevalence of available digital healthcare resources, medical providers may lack the ability to react well to the influx of data. Tracking your heart rate during spin class may feel healthy and good, but what if large-scale data changes medical researchers’ understanding of average or recommended heart rate numbers entirely? There are many stones left unturned, which leaves some experts wondering: are digital healthcare tools useful yet?