It is undeniable that more and more people are depending on the internet to inquire about their medical conditions. Healthcare has been using the internet as a medium for people to get in contact with the necessary information they needed. The internet is a good source of medical information, from symptoms, as well as treatments and medicines. It is of course not advisable to depend on the internet and avoid the doctor, it is somehow an immediate source of information on what they are about to do next.
Healthcare facilities like hospitals and other facilities are using the social media to get connected with the patients. Through the social media, they are able to inform the public the services they offer, their available facilities and answer patients’ queries. Technology has been able to improve the facilities, equipments, medicines and treatments offered by hospitals today. Through this, they are able to save more lives.
Information Technology has made patient care secure and more efficient than it was before. Hand-held computers are now being used by nurses and physicians to trace a patient’s medical history and check that they are administering the correct treatment. Results of lab tests, records medicine orders and vital signs are all automatically put into a main record that can be checked and updated. Many healthcare institutions are using electronic health records. It is much easier to access patients’ information to make more accurate medications and treatments.
Electronic databases are used to consolidate large amounts of information that are used for health research. By studying patient history, scientists can have a better understanding of trends and causes of ailments. Technology can reach more milestones in the future and could lead to more breakthroughs. It has no limits and its capability has not yet been fully achieved.