EMRs can save lives. VeriChip, developed by VeriChip Corporation is the first one of its kind ever approved by the US FDA. It enables rapid identification of at-risk patients and access to their medical history, thereby enabling rapid diagnosis and treatment especially in emergency situations. EMRs threaten our privacy. In this day and age when people's mantra is "I need my privacy", not many people are comfortable about having their entire medical history recorded and digitized for almost just anybody to see - in other words, incursion into people's privacy.
Consumers are more interesting in the way technology has advanced with in the health care era. Patients are aware that all medical information is safely kept in a computer, but are concern of possible typos or errors that happens with the use of computers. On the flip side consumers understand that retrieving the health information can be done faster for test results and other important information that may usually take weeks to retrieve. Consumers now know it is easier for them to request refills on medication, and sent to the pharmacy quicker. Consumers realize medical providers are gaining a better way to manage the medical information, which will help improve the health care industry, and provide positive medical care.
Computerised accounting system can benefit small business because all the transactions can be made by computer. Small business owners face the task of ensuring their accounting procedures are as accurate and efficient as possible. The best method they could use is computerised accounting system that can help them to record transactions more quickly than any manual processing. Complexity, value and volume Computerised accounting system can benefit them because it is an automatic document production, speed, accuracy and update information. Cost savings can be computerized accounting programs reduce staff time doing accounts and reduce audit expenses as records are neat, up-to-date and accurate.
Patients will pay closer attention to their information, and the providers can insure that their systems have better safe walls and security measures. If we can make it a lot more difficult for people to get the information, then it will help detour them from taking the information that does not belong to them. Many people probably do not think about their medical records being stolen, but it does happen. When this information is taken, there can be large costs such as credit card charges because of a stolen medical record. The electronic medical record is just as important as any other information, such as a social security card or driver’s
This usually involves a lot of money. In this project this option showed to be effective without making significant changes. Although cutting the staff members is a good option, hiring new people with lesser degrees is smarter. The choices I made here will all help the hospital increase their
Some examples of technological revolutionary applications in healthcare that allow us to make better decisions, are the use of computers and other electronic devices. Electronic devices make it easy for you, your doctor, and other health care providers such as, hospitals, labs, and X-ray facilities to store, share and access your health information in a fraction of the time that use to take, prior to the digital and electronic revolution. Health information technology can improve the quality of care by decreasing medical errors and assuring that all health care providers have accurate and timely information. With more accurate information and access, consumers have the opportunity to view all their information, analyze and discus treatments with physicians, even from the convenience of their own home. Patients can also have multiple opinions on diagnosis and treatment, by simply forwarding their medical files to other providers, without the need of additional expensive test; therefore, giving patients around the globe the opportunity to obtain the best informed care.
The use of technology has been effective in assisting to reduce health care costs for individuals because they are more closely monitored and are proactive in detecting complications before they become severe enough to require further treatment or hospitalization. Technology is a modern method to manage patient care in a safe and effective way, to help keep insurance costs down, and to assist health care organizations with financial management in difficult economic times. Technology currently plays a large role in health care, and the future is sure to hold many more changes and advancements to assist patient care and management. In the future, health care providers will find themselves using more methods of
Conduct studies with medical professionals in the U.S such as surgeons so that the awareness of the CT scanner’s superior technology reaches out faster and thus recommended by medical professionals. 2. After reading the (B) case, answer the following: (a) What is your evaluation of EMI’s performance to date? EMI’s success after introducing the CT scanner was great, but there were a few problems that we emerging. Firstly it was the technology itself, it was easily
Voice Activated Device/ MD Dictation Speech recognition devices are widely used by physicians because they provide many advantages in the health care environment that they practice. Due to managed care, doctors are restricted in the amount of time they can spend with their patients because they use most of their time doing paperwork that is required of them. Speech recognition systems such as dictation programs and devices have brought a new outlook for the application of technology in healthcare organizations especially among physicians. Dictation programs and devices allow doctors to use the time formerly spent on record keeping to see more patients. Many programs and devices exist today that physicians can choose from.
Compared to PRK, it could serve a greater amount of people, as it corrects the vision of those with myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), and astigmatism, but without the longer healing period. LASIK is also a more accurate procedure (Eye M.D., p.1). Still, despite the potential benefits, many see Lasik eye surgery as a risky operation that is not worth its cost. However, the safety and upside of the surgery outmatches the claims made by critics. The cost of things, no matter it be a bundle of fruit or a surgical procedure, it is something that affects our day-to-day decisions.