Remote healthcare services can be offered efficiently through tele-care across remote regions. Telepharmacy, video telemedicine, internet, fax, e-mails, computers and radios are example of tools that are used for telemedicine. Telepharmacy involves the use of the Internet in prescribing and issuing drugs to patients. Although the use of telepharmacy has been adopted in many hospitals, it is important to encourage extensive use of this tool in every health institution. Telepharmacy also involves the use of video-conferencing for education, management and training purposes.
Introduction With the many advancements in mobile technology, the health care industry has been able to utilize this technology to enhance the quality of the services they provide. Thus the birth of wireless medical patient monitoring. Monitoring Patient Vital Signs via Mobile Computing Versus In-Patient Visits Mobile monitoring of patient vital signs has become more popular than ever. Imagine being able to monitor your blood pressure, glucose levels (diabetes), your body temperature and many others using mobile technologies that have surfaced today. I remember when a patient would have to make a trip to the doctor’s office to have their vital signs taken.
Cardiac remote patient monitoring uses smart phones, and specific designed (secured) e-mails to deliver information sent from the device implanted within the patient’s heart. This allows medical staff to receive pertinent up-to date- information on the condition of the patient’s pacemaker, and heart. This can help create profound patient care, early critical heart failure, or heart defibrillation detection; while adding to medical staff’s proficiency, and cutting costly emergency room visits with prevention detection ("Remote Monitoring Technology Improves Pacemaker Performance", 2012). Airstrips one of the leading technologies in mobile monitoring, applications accelerates, and completes the clinical mobility lifecycle. Airstrips mobile technology is used to monitor and bench mark analytics through mobile patient monitoring.
This study helps in finding out the role of professionals using social media or Internet to communicate with their followers, fans or patients (in case of doctors communicating). Technology plays a crucial role in health care by pushing patients and providers closer together. This is accomplished through new devices and procedures, but also by increased ways to communicate. In particular, online communication, like patient support groups, new media tools like weblogs, instant messaging platforms, video chat, and social networks allow users to access information without geographic boundaries (Hawn, 2009). 80% of Internet users look online for health information (Fox, 2011).
Telehealth care is a term used to cover a variety of health care services. Generally telehealth is the use of electronic technologies to support long-distance health care. Technologies can include video or telephone conferencing, remote monitoring, streaming media, digital images and wireless communications. Telehealth technology can be used to relieve the health care provider shortage and provide efficient patient care. An essential aspect of telehealth care is telenursing.
My firm employed phone application developers to create an app designed to store consumer personal health medical records that can be shared with their integrated physician unit. If so, what social change would the product or service help to accomplish and in what regions of the world? Personal medical records can bring a sense of comfort in cases of emergency for registered nurses pertaining to patient allegories for certain medications. In cases of emergency, this app will allow medical professionals access to the patients dr... ... middle of paper ... ... more social value it has upon the general public. Through social media campaigns, tapping into key dates in the health industry, putting legislation and jargon into lament terms for the average consumer.
Extracting patient sentiments from unstructured data in blogs, twitter, Facebook posts help hospitals realize important performance factors like patient satisfaction, staff friendliness, procedure efficiency. Patients also share information regarding their payer experience on the internet. Tweets, posts about insurance benefits, timely service are critical information to the payers to improve their existing services. 94% patients believe hospital’s brand name is important in making a selection. By understanding patient sentiments and taking appropriate action to translate negative feedback into improved care can help a hospital improve its brand image.
Murphy (2011) determines four areas within the healthcare system that can be improved to increase patient involvement in their care: eHealth, primary care, hospital care, and health information exchange. Within the eHealth sector the patient can create a profile that allows them to schedule appointments, store important medical paperwork online, create and update medication and allergy lists, and store relevant medical history (Murphy, 2011). All of this information can then be easily accessed during medical emergencies, and during regular office visits. This creates the evidence-based care that clinicians continuously struggle to provide (Murphy, 2011). Primary care should be the first point of contact with the healthcare system for many individuals.
DSS are designed so that the user can work with them directly. Information technology has offered help in the development of Tele-health. Tele-health refers to the provision of health services over a distance using telecommunications. This has contributed to the development of Tele-nursing, which include video consultation, home monitoring of physiologic parameters and self-management of chronic illness. Because of this development, home Tele-care is evolving rapidly as a means of proving health care in community or home environment where the primary support focuses on the patient rather than a health professional.
The integration of mobile devices into healthcare sectors has been driven for many various reasons, such as mobile devices provide a great processor, storage space, wireless connectivity from anywhere along with cloud computing. Smartphones aid clinicians in a clinical setting by assisting in communication via a text message, voice call, video conference and or e-mail. Smartphone applications allow clinicians to access databases information such as medical literature, drug reference, and electronic health records. Use of smartphones in clinical setting raised concerns regarding patient privacy and security. Introduction: Biomedical informatics is an interdisciplinary field that utilizes the use of information, aided use of technology to