1: The Electronic Health record
It is one of the widely used health information technology. EHR has brought different record systems into a single system. Such as documentation, orders and pharmacy can be done by EHR. This system allowed the doctors to care for the patients more effectively. EHR can also be used as a data and population health tool in the future. The consistency of medicine delivered will be improved by using the method of EHR.
The easiest health information technology, health is allowing patients and doctors to check medical health easily. Information about healthcare is now easier through mobile phones and tablets. mHealth tools operate for collecting documents, information, and orders. mHealth tools allow the patients to be aware of their medical health and they enjoy their treatment in this way. This has allowed patients and doctors to keep a check on medical health even in their homes and can monitor blood pressure with any tools. This wireless health information technology is famous widely all over the world.
Telemedicine is not a new health information technology but has been very helpful for patients to recover. Research has shown that patients in telemedicine ICU’s have recovered more quickly than patients in a normal ICU. The scope of telemedicine is expanding widely all over the world. Telehealth has allowed the patients to be in a video chat with the physician. Discussed by seniors, this will reduce the fees of employers and at the time they will be restricted from the senior offices and will have to work in primary healthcare offices.
4: Portal Technology
A new introduction of health information technology, portal technology is allowing the patients to be aware of their medical health wirelessly. This allows doctors and patients to communicate online. This is allowing patients to know about their care and medical issues. The patients keep check on their health and if anything seems suspicious to them, they can complain about it. Patients become active participants on their medical care.
5: Self-Service Kiosks
Similar to mHealth and Portal Technology, this health information technology allows patients to get an appointment to any hospital online without requesting and filling forms. Automatic Kioskcs allows the patients to pay online, checking identification, signing paperwork, and other registration requirements. The hospitals should be cautious in such a way that patients communicate with others. Communicating with people makes the patient release some stress and feel fresh.
6: Remote Monitoring Tools
The remote monitoring tools have allowed the patients to check their health while sitting in their houses. This health information technology reduced the unnecessary visits of patients to the clinic. This technology allows the physicians to monitor their patients with chronic illness and other serious diseases through a remote center, which shows the complete health of the patient and if the physician notices something wrong, they instantly contact the patient. This technology has reduced the patients suffering from heart diseases.
7: Sensors and Wearable Technology
Sensors and Wearable Technology is increasing its reputation in the medical community day-by-day. This health information technology is just another way to collect patients’ data. This technology is so useful that it tells the physician when a patient fells down or about their wounds. Physicians use this technology to notice if anything goes wrong with the patient’s health.
8: Wireless Communication
As the name shows, we can use this health information technology in instant messaging and walkie-talkies. These are new and important for the hospitals for setting, overhead pagers, and replacing devices like beepers. This technology allows patients, doctors, and staff to be in contact with one another. This technology is useful to send messages and lab tests from one department to another using smartphones and web-logging. This is an easier and secure way of sending and receiving health information.
9: Real-time Locating Services
A newly growing technology in the hospital system, this health information technology allows the hospitals to identify problem areas instantly and focus on their efficiency. We can trace instruments, devices, and even clinical staff. This technology tracks the problem areas which were difficult to track previously. These tools help in tracking the medical equipment and make sure that no medical instrument leaves the building. Each instrument is easy to find in case of emergency as this health information technology is doing a great job in tracking instruments.
10: Pharmacogenomics/Genome sequencing
This health information technology can reduce drug events, misdiagnosis, readmissions, and other unnecessary costs. Pharmacogenomics analyses big medical data of individuals, populations, and on a macro level. This informations play an important role in analyzing the patient’s health and treating him with good medications. The next big advancement in this health information technology may be data analytics and data aggregation. This technology is allowing the physicians to analyze the patient’s full health, their problems, and diseases and treating them in the best way.