This blog is about the future of healthcare and how it relates to you. I’ll be taking a look at different topics in the near future of health care, along with some of the benefits and concerns.
The future of healthcare is one of the most controversial issues in modern society. People are concerned about their jobs, their healthcare expenses, their medical records, and much more.
In this blog, I will be taking a look at one specific aspect of the future of health care: Telemedicine. I am going to write about what telemedicine is, how it works, and how it could affect you.
What Is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is a method of providing care to patients who are unable to receive standard health care services due to geographic, financial, or other circumstances. It can be used for both primary care (regular checkups) and specialty care (for example, surgery).
This blog is about the future of health care and how it relates to you. The purpose is to educate on the current state of health care, how it’s going to change, new medical technologies and procedures, along with the benefits and concerns.
My name is Michael Krigsman and I am a health care futurist. My day job is working in healthcare informatics, which involves using computers to manage information in the healthcare environment. I love all things technology, especially as it relates to medicine. In particular, I am interested in electronic medical records (EMRs), personal health records (PHRs) and other aspects of health information technology (HIT).
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), a Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration from Columbia University and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. I also have several IT certifications including CPHIMS, CHCIO, PMP, CGEIT, CISSP, CRISC and SSCP.
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Our healthcare system is in need of a major overhaul. It is not efficient, effective or affordable. We spend twice as much per person on healthcare than anyone else in the world and we get poorer outcomes than most of the rest of the world.
The future of health care will be technology. The greatest changes will be due to two things:
The first is technology that allows us to monitor our health and our body functions continuously. This will give rise to remote medicine and let doctors monitor our health from afar – either at home or at work or wherever. There will be more monitoring for blood pressure, blood sugar, heart rate, breathing rate and so forth.
The second is technology that allows us to diagnose illnesses from a distance – without having to come into a doctor’s office or hospital room. This means more radiological tests (x-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds) done by remote control from another location; more lab tests done remotely; more reading of EKGs done remotely; and so on.
Technology is going to give rise to many new jobs in telemedicine – the diagnosis of illnesses remotely through electronic means. The Internet will be used extensively in this area with specialists getting information instantly regarding a patient’s problem.
Like many other industries, the health care sector is currently experiencing a period of rapid technological development. The introduction of new technologies has the potential to enhance our ability to diagnose illnesses, treat diseases and improve the general quality of care. However, just as with any major change in technology, there are still some concerns associated with it.
Fortunately, the concerns are not nearly as serious as they were years ago. In fact, a great deal of infrastructure has been developed to ensure that our health data remains private and secure when it is stored on computers or transmitted electronically. The health care industry has also begun to create interoperable systems in order to ensure that we have access to all the information we need about our own health and that of others.
When it comes to technology in the health care sector, one thing is certain: The future looks very bright indeed!
I am a professional futurist. I help people think about the future and make decisions today that will matter tomorrow. Some of my clients know what they want to do with the future, but they don’t know how to get there. Others know where they want to be, but not what the future looks like, so they don’t know how to get there. And some are in the middle of making a decision, but need more information from me to help frame their one option or all of their options.
I started this blog because I am tired of hearing people say “I don’t think we can change healthcare, it is too big, too entrenched” or “we have been talking about these issues for years and nothing is happening”.
This is not true. There is a lot going on in our country and around the world that is exciting and inspiring. But most of us don’t hear about it because most of us are too busy listening to the same old rhetoric from politicians who want us to believe that fixing our healthcare system is impossible.
I believe we can create a healthcare system that works for everyone if we begin to understand each other and begin working together instead of against each other. I
In the future, all of your medical records will be stored on a single database. When you go to the hospital, all of your information will be accessible to the doctors and nurses through a touch screen device. The doctor will simply ask you what is wrong and then type it into the system, with the AI suggesting questions.
As soon as the information has been entered, your medical history, health risk factors and other results (such as blood tests or x-rays) are immediately compared to millions of other patients in order to find people with similar symptoms and outcomes. This data can then be used to determine what treatment should be used in your case.
The system will also automatically alert you if there is anything unusual about your results or if it finds an error in your records. For example, if a medication was prescribed incorrectly or if there was an error when taking a blood pressure measurement.
Your complete medical history, including all prescriptions, allergies and conditions will be accessible by any doctor or nurse at any time — even if you’re on vacation halfway around the world!
This means that you will no longer have to worry about misplacing paper medical records or misremembering important details about yourself when visiting new doctors for routine procedures such as vaccinations or checkups.
Technology is all around us. We interact with technology, in many ways, every day of our lives. It is a part of our daily routine, and we can’t imagine living without it.
We use technology to communicate with our friends and family, to pay our bills, to learn new things, to shop, to find a place to eat, and so much more. Nowadays you can do just about anything through the help of technology.
Healthcare is no different. In fact, when you think about how much time we spent at the doctor’s office or hospital each year between office visits or overnight stays, healthcare has a lot of room for improvement when it comes to the use of technology.
Many people tend to be nervous or even scared about upcoming medical procedures because they aren’t sure what will happen next or what to expect during their visit. Technology has been able to help improve patient experiences by allowing staff members to provide information and guidance before their visit even begins. Patients can now answer all their questions and concerns ahead of time by visiting a hospital’s website where they can access patient education material or watch video demonstrations on how certain procedures are performed.