Understanding Telemedicine Telemedicine refers to the remote delivery of healthcare services using the telecommunication infrastructure and information technology. It is meant to eliminate barriers and improve access to medical services that would often not be consistently available in certain communities. Ideally, this delivery method should complement face-to-face consultation, not replace it. Categories of telemedicine include: […]
Technology in Healthcare
Technology has become an increasingly important factor in healthcare delivery. Healthcare information systems are pivotal to the success of a healthcare center or network as they strive to increase the standard of healthcare delivery. Technology in healthcare is vital to healthcare organizations to collect, store and process data related to patient medical records and include information such as symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and more.
The below articles provide highlight how healthcare is impacted by technology:
The Health Resources Services Administration defines telehealth as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Telehealth is a collection of means to enhance care and education delivery, and its associated technologies include videoconferencing, the Internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming […]
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which contains specific incentives designed to accelerate the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems among providers. The HITECH Act speaks […]
mHealth: More Than Just a Trend In today’s technology-driven world, no industry is immune to the mobile revolution — and that includes the health care industry. Hospital administrators, private practitioners, nurses, healthcare data scientists and mobile-solution developers across the globe are constantly evaluating and innovating new ways to enhance traditional face-to-face patient care through mobile […]
Opportunities & Challenges Big Data: The volume, variety and velocity of information generation. Technology is enabling the collection of large amounts of patient data at a very fast pace. In-hospital monitoring and wearable technology allow collection, storage and analysis of healthcare data in the hospital and on the go. If the U.S. healthcare sector were […]