Sunday, September 18, 2016

The impact of new technologies on health professionals – Economics Morning


” the meeting between The digital and health is a promise for patients, professionals and the health system as a whole. This strategy will enable France to enter fully into the era of medicine digital Marisol Touraine, minister of Social Affairs and Health, July 4, 2016.

The plan e-health insider by Marisol Touraine takes the form of over weeks, always with the aim to accompany the actors of the health in the adoption of new technologies, thus strengthening the position of France as a land of innovation. The opportunity to reflect on issues related to connected health and the good practices to adopt.

the patient at The heart of the device

According to a study conducted by Vidal CNAME, 61% of physicians with smartphones use medical apps, and the medical profession is said to be increasingly inclined to advise the use of new technologies (applications, connected objects…). The medical profession and the new technologies are now moving hand-in-hand, and this, through the entire care pathway. in view of the growing needs in mobility of physicians, new technologies that would support them in their daily lives : it is then called the mobile workspace medical. It is always on, always connected ; it is an environment of custom work that health professionals carry with them everywhere. Today, they are used to move from a shared workstation to their tablet when travelling in the patients, in order to finally finish their day at home, on their personal computer.

This environment allows instant secure access to electronic medical records, critical applications and workstations in the clinical area. This flexibility has a significant impact on the productivity and responsiveness of the medical profession. Thanks to an optimized management of the patient profiles, the tracking of the care and experience of patients are significantly improved. The medical teams can access to profiles of individual where the data was shared and synchronized between the teams. The real-time access to workstations, electronic medical records and communication tools key allows you to optimize the time and the quality of the experience felt by the patients.

reducing costs

profitability and effectiveness of care are based on a quantity of factors, although different from each other. The new technology now available to physicians, for example, can avoid some of the expensive travel, or red tape. Doctors are thus able to focus on what matters most, namely patients and their families, saving for a gain of considerable time.

The follow-up can also be conducted with the patient outside of the hospital or clinic, in order to avoid a second hospitalization costly. By reducing the maximum duration of stay of the patients, through the development of ambulatory surgery in particular, the costs are to be cut in two. In another measure, the sharing of knowledge through exchanges of information via video-conferences with colleagues at the national level as to the international influences on the productivity of the physicians in the acceleration of the diagnostic plug.

The medicine overcomes distances

In 2015, 57% of the French said they were already favourable for the establishment of sessions video conference with their doctor. With all of the features of videoconferencing, doctors can consult a specialist or coordinate several teams of care on a difficult case, regardless of where they are located. By optimizing the communication between the teams, new technologies come to reshuffle the cards of the trade medical. Thus, beyond the communication, surgical interventions or tele-diagnostic, access to medical experts is facilitated, and promotes the improvement of the care and diagnosis of patients. By removing technology silos associated with workstations through a work environment medical mobile allows you to access applications and data constantly optimized and updated, and benefit from an enriched experience, thanks to a centralised approach to service provision.

Still more technologies to the services of practitioners… and their patients

beyond The technologies already existing and dedicated to medical uses, other technologies can be used in the context of therapies, in particular if one takes the example of psychiatry. In fact, in the context of therapy against phobias, virtual reality helmets – currently used for film, tourism, automotive (…) – can be used situations to patients phobic. Thus, patients can be “live” experiences terrorisantes to their eyes without fear nothing in order to help them to manage their stress and their worries. Our imagination would not therefore be a limit as to the possible treatment options thanks to new technologies in the near future.

For the past few years, a growing number of companies are radically changing the health care world with their technological innovations. According to the cabinet of study, Grand View Research the market for e-health is expected to reach $ 400 billion in 2022. However, the technological advances are not confined to the last artificial heart, or micro robots, they are also, and above all, the support of the doctors in the daily practice of their profession. In fact, it is the entire ecosystem health is impacted : from the patient to the medical corps, each finds his account. The costs, delays but also the relationships patients/doctors is significantly transformed.


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