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5 Technologies That Are Changing the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Medical advancements and technological innovations may influence the relationship between doctors and their patients.
INTERNET THE 1
Provides easy access to medical and health information Effects frequency & quality of patient-doctor interactions Pros: Patients can educate themselves Cons: Could lead to dangerous misdiagnosis and delay treatment of medical needs
ELECTRONIC DEVICES MOBILE 2
Physicians can be mobile and still access information through an EMR portal, including: Test Results X-Rays EKG Strips Communicate with hospital nurses or office staff
MEDICAL RECORDS ELECTRONIC 3
The majority of healthcare organizations use electronic medical records to document patient information and interactions Pros Replace Paper Reduce Clutter Improve Patient Care and Safety
@mac_users_guide on flickr PORTALS PATIENT 4
Web-based portals (physical therapy documentation software) allow patients to access personal health information, including: Test Results Previous Records Patients are more educated and better prepared Improves communication between patient and doctor
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In some areas, it’s possible to have a complete physician visit and exam through a teleconference through the use of Audio Video Digital Stethoscope Connects specialty physicians with small hospitals