The healthcare sector is constantly evolving and looking for technological innovations for reducing workload, saving costs, and increasing efficiency of care delivery. Telehealth is the emerging new world of healthcare going digital. It greatly improves health access, patient-provider communication, and can be used from any device. Due to its many benefits, telemedicine finds its use in more and more health centers each year. There are 10 specialities of telemedicine that are expected to trend in 2022. These include: teleradiology, telecardiology, teledentistry, teledermatology, and more. Each of these telemedicine applications has the potential to significantly transform the healthcare market and introduce affordable healthcare solutions.learn more
With the US healthcare sector continually evolving to address its challenges, the medical industry adapts to digital technology. Innovations in digital health are being introduced to simplify data exchange and health access. However, one primary concern remains- secure systems for storage and sharing of private patient information. Various cloud-based systems support secure storage and exchange of electronic patient data between different platforms and providers. Among these, five cloud companies have been performing well: Amazon Web, ClearData, IBM, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. The first episode of this podcast series also predicts the order in which these cloud providers would shine in 2021.learn more
Scheduling is one of the major concerns of medical professionals. Scheduling systems need to create a balance between resources and patient needs. However, scheduling systems in healthcare also deals with data and records. A lack of organized scheduling can lead to mismanaged appointments, missed visits, long waiting times for patients, all of which can hamper patient satisfaction. The scheduling system sets the overall tone of patient experience with a healthcare organization. That is why, it is essential to focus on building an effective scheduling system that will consist of productive staff and better patient management. Digital health helps to achieve these goals by automating scheduling processes, including data entry and appointment management.learn more
Medical billing is a complex and time-consuming process that can be subjected to delays and errors if done incorrectly. The billing cycle consists of nearly 10 steps and a problem in any step can slow down the entire system. Having an error-free system for medical billing is crucial for avoiding claim denials. An effective billing system ensures that healthcare providers are paid for the services delivered. Manually handling billing processes can create confusion and entry of wrong billing codes. Digitizing the medical billing cycle automates coding that results in accurate billing data entry. Moreover, issues related to preparing invoices and other steps are resolved. Healthcare institutions can have high cash flow with the automated healthcare billing system.learn more
In today’s technology-oriented world, there is an app for everything. Whether you need to buy food, do some shopping, or get a haircut, you can find an app that matches your needs. Similarly, the healthcare sector is also adopting advanced technology and making care services available as mobile apps. Mobile health apps come in different forms, be it fitness or meditation, or nutrition. There is a mobile app for every health requirement. For example, patients can select fitness programs and interact with their trainers using a mobile health app. mHealth or mobile health apps benefit patients as well as providers. Real-time health access is just a swipe away with mHealth apps.learn more
Remote patient monitoring utilizes digital technologies for enabling healthcare providers to monitor patients by gathering real-time data online. It helps to improve health access so that patients can receive quality care from any location. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) promotes measuring patient vitals without personal visits. It is a type of virtual care that monitors patient health and prevents risks from a distance. RPM is significant in many aspects of the healthcare industry. Besides improving healthcare access, it reduces instances of hospitalizations and readmissions. RPM software can reduce the overall healthcare cost and facilitate increased patient outcomes.learn more
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