In today’s world, everything is online and you may be surprised to learn that this already includes healthcare. The next time you go to the doctor, look around. You may be surprised at how much technology there is and what an important role it plays in medicine. Of course, there are many benefits to the introduction of digital technology in medicine.
Better customer service
A recent report revealed how little time doctors spend with patients and is quite shocking. This can be from ten minutes to an hour and a half, but most visits are close to the previous duration. Is this really enough time to provide patients with the necessary care and a complete diagnosis? Maybe, but only if technology is used to get all the information needed before the meeting. In this way, the treatment can be much more effective.
It is true to say that one of the biggest problems facing industries today is data protection and the medical business is no different. Medical practices must be able to protect their patients, and the only way to do that is through more efficient data handling. One option is to make sure that the data is no longer stored on hard drives. That’s why many clinics are now fully connected to the cloud.
Of course, the main advantage of new medical technologies is that we keep things fast, efficient and effective. In addition to signifying high levels of patient care, high levels of productivity also mean that costs remain low. You can learn more in the following infographic.
Created by George Washington University Online Healthcare MBA Program