Friday, 11 August 2017

Digital Records Are Changing Lives


Doctors no longer rely on piles of paper and notesto keep a track of how their patients are doing. They no longer try to keep up with an ever increasing paper trail. Doctors have gone digital and how! While many doctors still swear by the good old method of paper filing, most have moved to their digital era. Their patient records and all the information is now stored digitally. Instead of asking patients for long winding information on their last check up and illness, doctors have all the information at their finger tips. This not only save time but also saves a lot of paper, mess and not to mention it is quite effective in helping doctors have all the information they need without going back and forth between the records.

Recently, medical professionals have been using various software for their work. This is not just good for doctors; it is also great for patients. Patients need their doctors to be well organized. Storing all the information about patients, digitally helps doctors access all information quickly, compare details that either may have missed and all of a patient health related data is easily available.This is extremely helpful when a doctor needs to refer a patient case to another doctor. Instead of a long winding paper trail, all the information can be sent within seconds. Organized information will help avoid costly mistake from both the sides. Electronic health records help doctors pass on the information to the rest of the team more precisely and faster. Over all EHR (Electronic Health Record) makes everybody’s life easier.

It’s not just patient records can be digitally stored. A Doctor can fix appointments, check the logs and stores all related information about his patient, his outreach and the effectiveness of any kind of treatment through digital records. There are downfalls of technical failures, but if everyone invests in backups and measures for digital security, life and work would be smooth sailing for all involved. Doctors going digital is a good news for all and sundry. Technology has a way of surprising medical community in various ways. Who knows what the future holds for us!