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How mHealth Makes for Better Healthcare

mHealth is an offshoot of eHealth, which is the use of information and communication technology to aid healthcare processes. The word was coined by Robert Istepanian, implying “emerging mobile communication and network technologies for healthcare.” mHealth stands for mobile health and can be defined as the practice of medicine and healthcare services supported by mobile devices. The word is generally used for …

Why Should Medical Colleges Implement EMRs?

Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are being seamlessly integrated into different types of medical facilities worldwide. It allows for health records to be maintained on a network and called upon as needed for a full patient history. It has faster and more efficient accessibility, improved coordination and better quality of care, improved patient satisfaction and quality of life, and decreased …

How Hospitals can make the most of patient portals

The medical field is rapidly switching to eHealth today and Patient Portals are an extension of it. Patient portals are online healthcare applications that allow patients to interact and communicate with their healthcare providers, such as physicians and hospitals. Portal services exist 24 hours over the internet. How Patient Portals help Patient portals permit patients to …

5 Dream Features for EMRs: A Doctor’s Delight

Life is impossible without the use of technology today. The medical fraternity is no stranger to the delights that computers bring to us doctors. The latest in the line are Electronic Medical Records. Electronic medical records (EMR) allow collection and maintenance of patient records in a digital format. The percentage of physicians using EMR has …

What Microsoft Kinect can do for Healthcare

About Microsoft  Kinect Microsoft Kinect debuted as a motion-sensing game controller with open-source software development. This flexibility in functionality has transformed it into a major tool in healthcare management and has transcended the realm of just gaming. It can be used  for measuring the way that elders walk, through to helping stroke patients regain mobility. Although there are numerous …

Medical Gadget of the Month: The TUG Robot

What is TUG? The Tug, manufactured by Atheon, is a robot that automatically transports and delivers medical supplies in a hospital. About the size of a post-box, the TUG robot’s star-feature is the capability to navigate the hospital floors by itself. So it can be of great help to the hospital with food delivery, waste …

How has Technology Revolutionised Medical Education?

Introduction: Modern technology has changed the structure of the entire medical field. The medical field has always brought together the best and brightest of society to help those in need. From treating cancer and delivering babies to dealing with heart attacks, doctors have at their hands today, developed technology and improved techniques. Technology has indeed revolutionized …

What is a Patient Portal and Why is it Useful?

What is a Patient Portal? Patient portals are web based online applications that allow patient communication with their healthcare provider. A patient portal enables the patient 24 by 7 access to their health records, thereby empowering patients to manage of their own health. Some patient portals are independent websites which are integrated into existing hospital software …

How EMRs Improve Medical Care – A Scientific View

Medical set ups like clinics or hospitals maintain a record of all the medical data of a patient. It is documented on paper, in files or folders. It includes personal and medical information like patient’s name, age, contact number, address, attending physicians, previous ailments, medications, surgeries etc. and more1. EMR is an Electronic Medical record …

Emerging Technologies in Healthcare – Telemedicine

The world of Information and Communication Technologies have made medical care more convenient and easily accessible. It has revolutionised the way healthcare is available to the layman. Telemedicine is a word coined back in 1970s, meaning, ‘Healing at a distance’3. Telemedicine has made it possible to provide high-quality healthcare facilities to rural and remote areas …