Technologies are very significant in this digital world. They replace all the previous and irritating methods and take place of them. Technologies play a vital role in many fields. Some of the top technologies to improve the practices are explain in this article. Although healthcare tech is rapidly transforming practices, however, there are six technologies which are more critical and have a wider influence. According to a report by the Medical Group Management Association and Cedar six major technologies are very helpful to reduce the increasing costs, improve the relationship between patient and physician. These technologies are also efficient to meet the challenges of the patient. Not only are these incredible technologies also fruitful in many other ways that mainly include
- Connectivity without any complication
- Easy Access
- Extinction of all paper documents
- Financial benefits by process of easy and simplified billing
According to CEO of the Medical Group Management Association Halee Fischer-Wright, ” In the present environment of Health and safety where practice workflow and the experience of the patient is of great significance, at the time the implementation of these incredible technologies are very efficient”. Here are these 6-incredible technologies that are transforming practices.
- Patient Portal
A patient portal is one of the web-based tool used by medical practices to keep the health profiles of the patients. By the aid of this portal, the patient can track discussion with their physician, view prescription, billing, and lab tests by logging into their patient portal. Not only this, but the patient also has the opportunity to send emails by this portal to a physician. By the help of this patient portal, one can request the references, make appointments, refilling of medical prescriptions, give reviews, exchange contact information, ask a question from the physician through a secure system. By this portal, patients can access their complete test reports, all the medical record and visiting dates.
- Automatic Appointment Reminder System
Our day today has become a constant collection of data that we must manage and analyze. We live amid a whirlwind of information that we have to assimilate and remember almost continuously. In a scenario like this, receiving an SMS or an email reminder of an appointment may seem like a lifesaver. On the other hand, organizations such as beauty centers, physiotherapists, medical consultations, veterinarians, use the technology bundled with marketing gimmicks. Why have appointment reminder systems? Because many times patients miss a critical visit to the physician and simply forget. Many of such incidents could be reduced if we get a proper reminder of that appointment. The Online Management System and automatic Reminder will allow us to manage, send and receive notifications in an agile and simple way, which will help us to better control online agendas and reservations.
Telehealth is the type of healthcare delivery system which is technology-based and includes technologies such as computers, mobile devices, live video conference, storage, mobile health apps, remote health, and safety tools. These are the technologies that the patients can use from the comfort of their homes, not only the patient but the doctor can also take benefits to support and to improve the health care services. Telehealth is greatly beneficial for those patients who live remotely and away from healthcare services providers.
- Check-In Technologies
Practices are also using Check-in Technologies. Patients are not required to make a long queue for an appointment, now there is a check-in system. This system includes biometric verification of the patient and facial recognition, digital fingerprinting, Iris scanning system. This technology is available in Check-in Kiosks. This beneficial system offers a separate station for each patient, verification, and details of co-pays.
Digital Payments or e-payments is also one of the incredible systems that aid the patient and physician practices alike. It is defined as the process of payments by digital methods. There is greater ease for both the payer and the receiver to send and receive payments. These digital payment technologies mainly consist of the use of credit and debit card, mobile wallets, UPI (Unified Payments Interface), USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data), internet banking, mobile banking, and prepaid cards.
- Data Analytics
Data Analytics is changing the healthcare landscape and is considered very important for population health management. Quantitative and qualitative techniques are used to sift the huge archives of health information make it useful to improve healthcare. Data analytics are executed through sophisticated software programs and only data scientists can understand the nitty-gritty of the health data. EMR and EHR technologies are very instrumental in collecting all types of information during a patient visit. These technologies have made it easier to collect information and make it useful for healthcare practices.