3 Ways Technology Has Improved Healthcare
New innovations in healthcare are more and more common with the advancements in technology. It goes without saying, technology is improving our everyday life as it is making data and tools much more accessible. The healthcare industry, in particular, has improved from the moment you feel ill to actually seeking medical attention.
In this article, we highlight some of the best advancements in technology in terms of healthcare.
As the internet becomes more accessible (currently over 89% of North American’s have access to the internet), the tools available become more advanced. Instead of calling your doctor or taking a trip to the hospital, looking up your symptoms is now as easy as typing them out online (we recommend Web MD). Internet users are also investigating different methods of treatments and medicines providing them with the research and data to make a much more informed decision.
Social media is even playing a huge role in education with healthcare facilities investing in social campaigns and building awareness about common illnesses and/or tools to seek help. Some sites are even offering online chats with real nurses and doctors that provide you with guidance immediately.
The internet is providing information leaving users more empowered to research and possibilities.
New Machines, Medicines, and Treatments
One of the greatest developments in healthcare is the obvious improvements in machines, medicines, and treatments that have been saving lives and enhancing the chance of recovery. Improving quality of life is one of the main benefits of integrating new innovations into medicine. Medical technologies like minimally-invasive surgery, monitoring systems, and more comfortable equipment are allowing patients to spend less time in recovery and more time enjoying a healthy life with their friends and family.
Information technology has made caring for patients in healthcare facilities much more efficient. With patient history available at the tip of your finger and results being transferred immediately, healthcare workers have more data available to make a better judgment and offer better assistant.
Most healthcare professionals usually carry around a smart device (such as a phone) and are easily contacted or reached in emergency situations.
Below are some of the ways ContinYou Care improves patient care and worker efficiency:
Dietary And Nutrition Alerts
The most important function of our software is ensuring your staff knows exactly what your residents can and cannot eat.
We like to set your staff up for smiles. With controls in place to allow for simple inputs, your staff can make sure every resident gets their meal served to them exactly how they like it.
Reduced Wait Time
Your residents have strict routines. We understand that any departure from that can be problematic, and success involves staying as on-track as possible. Our solution ensures all residents are served quickly at every meal.
We just as focused on process improvement as we are on communication improvement. In many ways, they are the same problem. Our multilingual solution ensures all staff and residents can understand, interpret and make decisions using the ContinYou Care system.
Technology has come so far and yet there is still so much room for improvement. In your opinion, what do you think the best advancement within the healthcare industry is so far? Tweet us and let us know @ContinYouCare.
Thanks for reading!