The Mayo Clinic has recently partnered with Diagnostic Robotics to automate patient triage in the Emergency Department. This technology could significantly reduce the time and related costs of triage. This is especially important as COVID-19 numbers fluctuate and medical staff are seeking to support patients’ health.
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.
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.
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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?
Mobile health is so mainstream that most of us don’t even question checking our heart rate or logging a meal on our smartphones. MHealth has streamlined so many of our self-care routines and has worked its way into our framework of medical self-care. But is the crossover making its way into official medical treatment?
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Whether you are on vacation and your baby is burning up with a fever or you injure yourself and need acute care, being able to locate a doctor quickly is important. Doctor locator apps are increasingly popular and give you access to a wide network of map-based medical facilities. With most of these applications, you can quickly discover:
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:
Put in, “I feel pain in my right side” and you may accidentally rush to the hospital for an appendectomy. But put in, “achy eye discomfort with swelling and blurred vision” and you may rightly seek first aid for a corneal scratch. Symptom checker apps are readily available and easy to use. But are they a good idea? They have been proposed for use in emergency rooms (to reduce wait time) and condemned as providing red herrings for hypochondriacs.