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Technology and Patient Care: Achieving the Right Balance for Improved Patient Experiences

The journey of patient care through the healthcare frameworks has evolved drastically in the past years. As the end goal to provide quality patient care remains intact, achieving the best outcomes for patients remains to be the end goal of delivering patient care services. This care delivery system has evolved at a rapid pace. Healthcare providers are balancing technology and patient care by leveraging the uncommon capabilities in the creation of safe, efficient, and improving patient care through capabilities.
With technology improving healthcare outcomes, the best patient care still requires the touch of human elements. Hospitals and healthcare organizations balancing technology with personalized care delivery are maximizing the effectiveness of the quality of care delivered with optimal patient care experience for both providers and patients. Even under the high pressure to manage healthcare, technology quickens the pace to improve patient outcomes and works exceptionally hard towards improving care coordination amongst providers.
This noble goal does have is constraints when improving patient care through technology, but given the time, it can exactly be implemented according to the patient’s needs. The technology works as a time machine as it has integrated various facets into healthcare for building efficient and impactful care delivery services. With EHRs on the operational side of healthcare management, minute practices can become more efficient across all healthcare businesses by saving time, and effort, and providing cost-efficient healthcare solutions. Hence, improving patient-provider communication.

Integrating Technology to Improve Patient Care Delivery

As we progress further into integrating technology with healthcare, providers, nurse practitioners, MDs, and most healthcare staff members are trained to be clinically skilled and be acquainted with the technological improvements. With the development of challenges with a shortage in healthcare staff, leading healthcare organizations are developing and creating the right balance between technology and efficient workflow. Hence, withholding any imbalance that can hamper patient care or provider satisfaction.
To avoid this imbalance, balancing technology and patient care needs to simultaneously be considered in improving the efficacy of the new learning process in healthcare. The ever-changing healthcare environment can get overwhelming but with various patient care technologies, healthcare outcomes can become more efficient. These technologies can be broadly categorized under:
Electronic patient records
Telehealth/ Telemedicine services
Online appointment scheduling for patients
Streamlining the electronic documentation
Proper information management to collaborate with workers remotely

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