Electronic health records will benefit both doctors and patients in the years to come. Although some doctors and hospitals are not very happy with the need to bring a new source of employment into their business, they will ultimately save money. In addition, patients get better medical care. Here are some of the benefits of having ipads for hospitals and health records.
Accurate Prescriptions- Your regular doctor will likely have accurate records of all current prescriptions. However, this certainly does not happen when someone is traveling and is forced to see a local doctor or be admitted to a hospital for emergency treatment.
Instead of just accepting the patient's word on current prescriptions and allergies, doctors now have up-to-date and accurate documentation of all medications taken.
Fewer applications- as I said, it creates more jobs for doctors now. Once the initial registration is complete, doctors no longer need additional space or files in their office to keep patient records.
After each visit, the details are entered into a database and each doctor has access to this updated file. Chances are you'll see your doctor with an iPad in the future rather than have that dirty old file when you walk into the exam room.
Better Care- With a better record, doctors can better treat patients. This is linked to prescriptions because all doctors who have access make sure the current medical condition does not reverse.
For example, if someone goes to the emergency room for a heart attack but already has chronic back pain, their treatment will be reflected and the condition will be recorded.