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June 18, 2017

How Electronics Are Changing the Healthcare Industry

If you are over the age of thirty, then you are fully aware of how much electronics has changed the world that you live in during that time. It seems like everything can be held in your hand or at least needs some form of battery power. The growth of things like the smartphone and the personal computer are just two examples of things that have changed a lot since the first day they appeared in stores for consumers. Just about every single industry has advanced with electronics in one way or another, and that includes the healthcare industry. Here we are going to discuss ways that electronics changed the industry.

Paperwork Is Nearly Eliminated

Other than signing a few forms the minute you walk into the waiting room at a hospital, the paperwork that is used in the healthcare industry has mostly been eliminated. Patient records and things like that have been moved to an electronic copy. This advancement in technology has made keeping, organising, and sharing records a lot easier for the doctors, nurses, and other health professionals. This has caused increased concerns over patient information security, but at the same time, it has introduced more jobs to the healthcare industry.

New Jobs Are Created

With the new electronics, computer systems and technology brought into the healthcare industry, there is a growing need for those trained to operate and fix them. Getting the skills needed to work on this new technology can be taught while earning an online health informatics degree from an online college. Even if you are already working in the information technology world, you can take classes to help boost your skill set leading to career advancement with your current employer. Technology brings a lot of good things to consumers and businesses alike and one of those things is new jobs. Job openings for health service managers with an online MSHI degree are expected to keep growing year on year.

New Technology Used To Care For Patients

Electronics can cover many categories and for the most part, they are being worked into just about every single industry in the world, making processes more efficient, safer, and more productive all the time. This includes the healthcare industry. New products, like wearable devices, have arrived in hospitals and clinics all over the country. These new products can help speed up the process to diagnose what is wrong with the patient. Inertia sensors and other biosensors can be put into a wristband and they will transmit data to a health professional that can then make an informed decision based on that data.

With the growth of applications that you can put on your smartphone or other gadgets, it was only a matter of time before you could take your pulse or blood pressure at home. Going to the hospital or clinic has become a more streamlined process thanks to electronics and the outlook does not appear to be showing a downturn in new technology arriving each day.

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