Week 3 Assignment: The Internet And Healthcare
The healthcare industry is constantly improving due to digital technology and information-sharing advances. Remote consultations with specialists, a broader range of pharmaceutical suppliers, targeted treatments, specialized mobile applications, and other benefits are now available to patients. The internet has provided doctors with more collaborative tools, newer diagnostic technologies, more accurate data, and numerous other advantages. Doctors and patients can communicate via the internet from anywhere in the world. Speaking with an online doctor eliminates distance issues and access challenges for patients with limited mobility and can significantly reduce a doctor’s response time in an emergency. Patients can also receive advanced medical care with the help of internet-connected applications and devices. During asynchronous consultations, a patient’s medical data can be recorded, saved, and then forwarded to relevant medical professionals for analysis. Medical professionals can also use the internet to monitor their patients remotely. People suffering from chronic conditions can live in their own homes without the constant presence of a doctor. Digital health records, when properly cared for, maintained, and implemented, can also help to prevent malpractice. Because electronic documents are easier to create, maintain, and duplicate when necessary, data corruption due to human error is much less likely.