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How Technology Has Transformed Healthcare Industry Technology has transformed the medical field with advances such as novel treatment methods and advanced software to provide medical transcription services.

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Technology plays a crucial role in all industries, especially the healthcare industry. Advancements in medical industry have allowed physicians to diagnose and treat patients efficiently and saved countless lives. The continuous development of technology can be seen in various areas ranging from diverse methods of treatment offered to patients to various types of software and techniques used in support solutions such as medical transcription services. Medical apps and smartphones have transformed the medical industry and there is nothing that is not possible with a smartphone. Today almost everyone has access to smartphones and with every year their usage is increasing drastically. This has led to the emergence of apps and the healthcare industry also has introduced medical apps for booking appointments, medication reminders etc. This greatly helps people living in remote areas. Just at the touch of a finger, patients can now know their oxygenated blood levels. The use of fitness apps has also increased rapidly; you can coordinate with the smartphone app to track health results such as calories burned, distance walked, pulse rate, heartbeat etc. Technology has advanced so much that today we have apps that can detect osteoporosis by tapping the elbow with the phone and these results can be sent to the doctor. Wearable technology is not new in the medical industry but it didn’t gain as much popularity as smartphones last year. By mid 2017, 77 percent of adult Americans owned a smartphone, 42 percent seniors owned a smart phone and more than 50 percent of children aged between eight to twelve had a smartphone. The number of doctors using smartphones has also increased drastically. These phones help physicians with diagnoses, medication, and clinical trials. In addition, they facilitate instantaneous communication and sharing of health data among physicians and this enables quicker response. Smartphones allow physicians to reach their most vulnerable patients quickly, diagnose them and treat them as early as possible. It is estimated that by 2035 the world will need 12 million doctors, nurses, midwives and other skilled healthcare professionals. Healthcare training is already being conducted on smartphones all around the world. Market intelligence experts like Research 2 Guidance, Johnson and Johnson, Novartis etc have been tracking app use in mHealth since 2010. It was identified that over 165,000 mHealth apps were used more than 3 billion times in 2015. All apps were health and wellness related apps like fitness in addition to diagnostics apps. Analysis showed that 56 percent of the apps were health and fitness apps and about 44 percent of the medical apps were used for references. Chronic disease management was the last portion of apps, coming in at 12 percent. The majority of these were for problems like obesity, diabetes and cancer management.

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Minimizing healthcare cost is very important to the medical industry and smart phones are expected to bring down the cost to some extent. Technology has also changed the traditional method of medical transcription. Earlier, physician’s dictations were transcribed into accurate transcripts with the help of transcriptionists and medical transcription companies. But today with speech recognition software

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Transcription companies use HL7 interface which provides the framework for integrating, sharing and retrieval of EHR. It provides an encrypted and secure means of transferring files. Physicians who don’t want to spend time making EHR entries can continue the earlier method of dictation – transcription with medical transcription companies that provide EHR-integrated transcription.

www.medicaltranscriptionservicecompany.com

918-221-7809

How Technology Has Transformed Healthcare Industry  

Technology has transformed the medical field with advances such as novel treatment methods and advanced software to provide medical transcri...

How Technology Has Transformed Healthcare Industry  

Technology has transformed the medical field with advances such as novel treatment methods and advanced software to provide medical transcri...

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