The use of EHR system, MRI scanner, ultrasound imaging devices and PCT are just a few of the technologies being used in hospitals. Looking at what the technologies help do, it is hard to imagine how traditional hospitals, delivered clinical services before their introductions.
Technology in hospitals
Use of technology in the hospital has eliminated the traditional form of watching to see the symptoms and thereby making a diagnosis of the illness. Whereas such a method is effective, symptoms of different diseases may overlap. The MRI scanner is in this regard an accurate tool for diagnosis of brain ailments and sports injuries. Infection detecting technologies such as PCT also provide for the accurate diagnosis of infections. Accurate diagnosis is particularly beneficial to the patients because they do not incur unnecessary cost in purchasing the wrong antibiotics.
Quality patient care
Technology systems used in hospitals such as systems for carrying tests have provided comfortable means for carrying out tests. The use of palpation and hands to feel a swelling or a lump on a patient’s body, even on their private parts, is now significantly reduced. Instead, the use of scanner and X-rays, MRI, and other imaging technologies provides a quality examination of a patient’s anatomy. Further technological systems such as robotic surgery provide less invasive means of surgical procedures.
Increased patient’s accessibility
The use of telemedicine scores high in making clinical services available to remote and wider areas. Hospitals that have invested in telemedicine have particularly made it easier for patients to receive a diagnosis, consultation services and even tests at their convenient locations. To this extent, telemedicine eliminates the need for patients from rural communities to travel long distances to access the hospital for consultations, tests, diagnosis and other clinical services. Besides, telemedicine comes to the rescue of a patient in need of emergency services thus reducing mortality rates.
Expanded list of treatable conditions
Without technology, certain conditions became untreatable and more so, cannot be detected. In fact, most chronic diseases can only be diagnosed by technology systems. For instance, the use of technology can reveal diseases on a cellular level and treat them efficiently. The use of CT scan, on the other hand, helps diagnose internal injuries. Notably, only technology makes it possible to treat such conditions. At the least, technology helps manage conditions that cannot be cured such as cancer.
Finally, through the technology in hospitals, medical practitioners can carry out genetic tests for diagnosis of genetic disorders in newborn babies and also chromosomal conditions. Undoubtedly, without technology in hospitals, such diagnosis are not possible.