How Can Your Practice Improve Patient Outcomes By Utilizing Technology By Julian Mitton, MD
You’ve heard the saying, “If you want to make an omelet, you have to break some eggs.” Well, it’s true. If we want to improve patient outcomes and improve efficiency in healthcare, we’re going to have to break some eggs. However, if you use technology wisely and strategically in your practice; breaking those eggs can be a lot less messy! That being said, let’s talk about how technology can help improve healthcare outcomes.
Reducing Medical Errors
The use of technology can also help reduce medical errors. Julian Mitton, MD easier to access patient records, communicate with other providers and complete tasks more efficiently when you have the right software. In addition, technology offers better access to the latest research and treatment options for your patients.
Providing Convenience For Patients And Providers
Healthcare providers can improve their patient outcomes by providing a convenient way to connect with patients, access information and communicate.
Patients are more likely to follow through on recommendations if they can easily do so from their own home or office, says Julian Mitton, MD. One of the most effective ways this can be done is through telehealth services that allow patients to interact with doctors either in real time or remotely via live video calls, email or other forms of communication (such as text messaging).
Improving Patient Outcomes
How can your practice improve patient outcomes by utilizing technology?
• Doctors benefit from using technology because it allows them to have more time with patients and provides them with access to information that may not otherwise be available at the point of care (such as patient history). It also helps them stay up-to-date on new treatments and medications that might be helpful for their patients’ conditions or diseases.
• Nurses benefit from utilizing technology because it gives them more time for direct patient care instead of administrative tasks such as charting or billing; this means better outcomes for patients who need extra attention during recovery after surgery or other procedures like chemotherapy treatments where there are often side effects such as nausea/vomiting due to chemo drugs used during these procedures.”