Healthcare has been undergoing constant change ever since its inception. New technology has helped advance medicine and brings needed relief to millions each day. The healthcare industry is always looking for ways to better deliver help to those who need it. Many new advances have emerged in the last several years.
Another way technology has advanced the reach of medicine is the Apps for smart phones. This is where a patient can activate an application which will connect them straight to a provider. This app can be used to get advice and treatment for uncomplicated issues. The provider can also triage app clients and advise them to seek further care if it is warranted.
Telemedicine involves the use of any electronic device which can transmit and receive either audio and /or visual data. This can be used to communicate to patients by doctors, nurses and other providers. This technology can be used in consultation, examination and formulation of a treatment plan. Patients might be able to visit with a provider without having to leave the comfort of their own home.
House calls are making a comeback due to the ever-increasing demand for health care. There are many occasions where a patient cannot make it to an appointment with the provider. Many health plans, medical groups and practices have established a house call program to serve their population of patients. These programs can and have a positive effect on Patient outcomes, decreasing admissions and preventing re-admissions to the hospital. Many different services can be provided under the house call model which can include IV antibiotic therapy, advanced wound care, breathing treatments and many more. Mobile x-ray service can also be provided as well as prescription delivery.
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