Year by year, the scope of software used in healthcare organizations is growing increasingly. This is equally related to the development of information technologies in a global sense, as well as to the growing needs of the healthcare sector in particular.
Various information technologies include medical documentation systems, personal health tools (including smart devices and applications), and even communities for sharing and discussing information.
Let's take a closer look at the most requested types of software used in the healthcare industry that optimize the entire health system.
Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Remember the mountains of handwritten text that accompanied your medical history?
The introduction of EHR put an end to the era of paper-based patient records.
Electronic Health Record (EHR) is the most comprehensive patient data system.
- patient illness info
- treatment plans
- vaccination history
- radiological images
- laboratory and test results
All data is presented in digital format and stored within a secure digital platform. Access to the database is restricted to authorized users only.
With EHRs, laboratories, specialists, medical facilities, pharmacies, emergency care facilities, as well as school and work clinics, work together for optimal patient care. This is because, thanks to a single database, they have the opportunity to exchange the necessary information and supplement it, if necessary.
According to Health Tracking Polls, Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a leader in US healthcare policy analysis over the past 10 years, the use of Computer-Based Medical Records has more than doubled.
Thus, we can talk about the growing popularity of EHR software. Currently, all efforts are aimed at EHR as it achieves its primary goal - ensuring the efficiency and safety of the healthcare system.
Small devices - unlimited possibilities!
No matter where you look, it is easy to see that mobile applications are at the peak of their popularity. They are convenient and effective because they are always at hand - on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The health sector is no exception to this rule.
According to statistics, by 2020, the costs of mobile app development in the healthcare industry will reach 58.8 billion dollars. By comparison, in 2017 it was 25.39 billion. Thus, we see that it has more than doubled in the last three years.