A Patient Tracking System for the Health Industry
Technology has been steadily integrating into our daily lives. In fact, our current generation uses technology almost everyday. A great example is the use of a Patient Tracking System. Doctors can efficiently work from one hospital to another bringing all of their patient’s information.
It has improved how we do daily tasks and makes everything quick and easy for us. Some examples are communication, research, organizing your to-dos for the day, and many more. Additionally, what used to take weeks or months is now possible to achieve in just a matter of minutes.
Technology has made everything move at a quicker pace. But it seems that people these days do not have the patience to do things slowly and manually. That is why these innovations in technology have also extended to how we do business.
Today, many from the tech industry are designing applications that help businesses run in a more efficient manner. A great example of this would be the use of technology in the food servicing industry. Before taking orders would consist of a waitress, a menu board, a pen, and a paper. But some restaurants now use tablets and customers can just click on the items they like to order. Aside from this, there are still many technological advances in the field of business.
These applications range from doing an inventory to accounting. Different arrays of software store record electronically and transactions are paperless using a diverse array of software. It is also now easier and faster to retrieve files from previous years. You do not need to search through tons of paperwork and records to find it.
Utilizing Technology In Medicine
Aside from the innovations in the field of business, there are also many technological advances in the field of medicine. There are several breakthroughs in research and treating ailments in the medical field that has dramatically helped us treat diseases.
Poliomyelitis, or the poliovirus, was widely feared before because it is highly contagious and can paralyze its victims. However, poliovirus is now treated and even prevented easily by way of vaccination.
These medical advances have sprung from the discoveries in treating ailments to how medical care goes. In the United States, there is a rising demand for better medical care. With that, there is also a rise in using technology to monitor patients’ medical history, treatment, appointments, and even fees. The Federal government has required hospitals since January 2014 to use these applications to provide efficient service to all patients. Doctors who have not upgraded their system by 2015 will receive penalties.
What is a Patient Tracking System
Patient care requires an intricate process of monitoring your patient’s medical history, medication, and follow up visits. It requires an efficient system that closely monitors patients despite their growing number. This is important so you will always have copies of your patients’ complete records. You can then use these as a guide when giving a proper diagnosis.
The Patient Tracking System was first designed to track a patient’s location and movement in the hospital. Its goal is to address the problems doctors experienced such as lack of doctors and a large number of patients. Normally, a patient visiting a hospital does not mean that such a patient will visit just one medical professional. Sometimes the patient can need the attention of other doctors in one visit (or in an admission).
A tracking system was created for doctors to know where their patient is going or with whom did they have an appointment with. As a result, this lessened the time spent searching for a patient.
Today, in the US, there are different tracking systems available in the market. Some only focus on tracking high-risk patients and the times they visited the hospital. On the other hand, others trace the number of patients they have to speed up the bedturn process.
All these tracking systems should make the hospital system flow smoothly. This is possible through several app development companies continually looking for ways to improve services.
Patient Tracking Systems in the Philippines
The Patient Tracking System is not yet widely used in the Philippine market today. However, with the growing number of patients, it is essential that Filipino doctors take advantage of applications like these to be able to give the best medical care to each patient they cater.
Majority of hospitals here in the Philippines still use the outdated, manual version of filling up written forms and have these documents filed in storage. This is a time consuming and ineffective method, especially during urgent cases.
Availability in the Philippine Market
In the Philippines, Syntactics, Inc., an IT company located in the Philippines, has app developers who have designed an app specifically for Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OB-GYN) professionals to help them with this type of precise monitoring.
Why You Should Use It
With the Patient Tracking System, you can access your patients’ list, appointments, medical history, and even fees. You can also do online printing of medical certificates and prescriptions. This app is most helpful during emergency situations.
What is remarkable about this app is that medical records can be easily retrieved since these are no longer manually stored. Should you have a patient from a few years back, you will be able to access her records from said year effortlessly. Considering that OB-GYN doctors do not meet with their patients regularly, it is vital that they have an effective system to keep all the patients’ records.
Technology is continuously evolving and helping in improving our lives, and it is essential that we grow with it. We use these technological innovations to better our lives, our daily tasks, and even our businesses.