With technology improvement, healthcare treatment has significantly changes into a better way through improved workflow and limited human error. Even technology has transformed medical jobs becomes safer and less physically challenging for both medical staffs and patients. Below are 3 technology advancements that surely will help medical worker, especially nurse to perform their works efficiently. These new technologies have been adopted in nation’s top hospitals; hopefully they are part of medical equipment in hospital that you work for, or you may search for hospital that provide better facilities and awesome technology for the sake of their staff and patient’s goodness.
Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR)
Hate it or love it, the days of endless paperwork, filling out patient charts, and having doctors will soon be gone, since those endless work will slowly be replaced with EHR, which allows healthcare providers to access patient information with a few keystrokes. Besides, EHR will reduce any human errors with an extensive patient history easily accessible and all in one place, alerts nursing staff to possible drug interactions, and keeps track of diagnostic test results.
Real Time Locating Systems
Medical equipment which has a good system of tagging and tracking can increase hospital efficiency. However, only few hospitals have acknowledged how important the hospital systems are, one of the good example is Texas Children’s hospital which has implemented real time locating systems (RTLS), as part of its system. This new systems makes it possible for nursing staff to locate the nearest blood pressure easily by using radiofrequency identification tags, ultrasound, and/or infrared. It may appear simple while it helps a lot to monitor bed management and patient care routines.
Better Diagnostic Tools
With new technology advancement, there are more options available now to perform minimally invasive test and treatments which will result in lower risk of infection, and hopefully can be more cost effective, for example nanotechnology in handheld biosensors that can detect a range of diseases from miniscule body specimens.