Promoting New Functionality for an Effective Patient Experience

Promoting New Functionality for an Effective Patient Experience

Changing Care Experience

I believe the patient doorway has changed the patient experience. Imagine getting your entire laboratory, radiology, ancillary conclusions and clinical prospectus on your smartphone. It’s here and has been progressively adopted as all of the healthcare organizations implement EMR and meet meaningful use requirements. The patients are now a part of the method and may review their results and their information instead of waiting until they have to urge their records released before having access to the present information. within the future more and more we'll be seeing the functionality of those portals expand and permit the patient to really participate in their care. I even have heard from several patients that once they are mentioned a specialist repeatedly they request records before the patient’s arrival. Invariably the patient goes to the specialist and therefore the records haven't arrived. We as providers of this technology must promote and still expand and offer new functionality.

Real-time Predictive Analysis Supports Clinicians in Early Detection of Diseases

When handling real-time predictive analysis the more comprehensive the info set is that the higher the probability of the systems to get early detection of diseases and other key metrics in disease management.

Each CIO is handling disparate systems and bringing the info elements together during a comprehensive and cohesive way. As everyone knows healthcare is extremely personal and it's beneficial from a knowledge perspective if patients get their entire healthcare from one health system. this is often more often the exception instead of the rule. We now have the challenge of carrying together data from multiple EMRs and various source systems. First and foremost, is that the challenge of medicines and if each of those source systems has an equivalent drug database. Having brought in CCDs from a special ambulatory EMR into our EPIC system even with both systems having an equivalent drug database we still have the challenge of creating sure the medications match exactly so routinely these are going to be listed twice. If the drug database isn't an equivalent medication won't be recognized because of the same medication unless extensive “Cross Maps” are created. Providers when reviewing this information view this more as just data and not helpful instead of useful clinical information.

Secondly, we've to form sure all the healthcare providers enter the key data in discrete data fields. thanks to the time it takes to enter the knowledge into the pc systems, many providers are using other mechanisms like transcription services, templates for notes and voice recognition software instead of entering the info discretely. Fortunately, there are new technologies being advanced that will read through these transcriptions or “Blobs” of text and adapt them to coded data elements. I think this technology will become important as we attempt to digest all this data to supply analytics for improved healthcare.

Future of Wearable Technology

Wearable technology will have an enormous impact on healthcare. The technology connected to their smartphone and allowing information to download into their patient portal will allow the providers to possess a keen insight into their patients. Several diabetes patients send their glucose results to an app and permit providers to trace their activity with their levels. This information allows better management and gets a far better insight into other factors that will be impacting the patients and their disease state. I think this may strengthen the doctor-patient relationship and hopefully keep patients well.

 

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