Doctors and nurses often cringe to find out that their patients have been consulting “Doctor Google” when they come into the office for help with a medical issue. Though it can be a bit of a nuisance when patients come in already convinced of a diagnosis because of internet research, internet use and mobile health apps and programs can be an asset to your practice. You simply need to incorporate a plan to embrace the available technology and help your patients to use it in an effective way to benefit everyone. [click to continue…]
New technology abounds in every industry, but they are rarely more amazing than the innovations that we see in modern medicine. Some people are a bit skeptical over some of the new technological advances, with concerns about human positions being replaced by robots and other machinery. A look at the broader picture, however, shows that these advances will be a far bigger help than a hindrance to those in the medical profession. Here are just a few of the latest advances in medical technology that are a huge asset to those in patient care. [click to continue…]
Technology has taken over the vast majority of our daily tasks. From ordering our coffee before we get to the counter to researching all of our major purchases from the comfort of our home, nearly everything we want or need to do is available through the swipe of a phone screen or the stroke of a few keys on a laptop. This is certainly the trend in healthcare professions, as well, with many tasks made faster and easier through the latest technological advances. Here are a few ways that you can embrace technology and create a more efficient environment for healthcare providers and their patients. [click to continue…]
For several years now, virtual medicine has been starting to meet the primary care needs of remote, rural, and underserved communities.
But now it may also be an efficient alternative to in person treatment of basic medical problems.
Several companies are hosting online doctor visits where physicians and patients interact by phone or the Web.
The appointment proceeds similarly to how a face-to-face visit works: the patient describes symptoms and the doctor creates a prescription.
The big difference is that there’s no wait time, no travel involved, and visits can be completed within 15 minutes.
But are such visits getting everything done that an in-person experience needs to? [click to continue…]
In November, we explored how and why health concerns have become one of the most popular Internet topics today in our “Beware of Dr. Web” post. We’re revisiting the dreaded “Google Self-Diagnosis” concept, this time focusing on one of the biggest health information hubs on the Web. [click to continue…]
Since we posted our first successful roundup of apps for nurses and other medical pros in 2009 (and 2011) there have been hundreds more of such utilities made available for portable devices.
To help wade through them all and hone in on the most useful ones, here’s our latest list of the handiest medical apps around for your Apple device: [click to continue…]