5 Technologies That Are Changing the Doctor-Patient Relationship

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The existence of the doctor-patient relationship remains constant, while technology does not. These technological innovations require a different perspective and approach in the eyes of both the doctor and the patient. Here are 5 technologies that are rapidly affecting this relationship.

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  • 5 Technologies That Are Changing the Doctor-Patient Relationship
  • Medical advancements and technological innovations may influence the relationship between doctors and their patients.
  • INTERNET THE 1
  • Provides easy access to medical and health information Effects frequency & quality of patient-doctor interactions Pros: Patients can educate themselves Cons: Could lead to dangerous misdiagnosis and delay treatment of medical needs
  • ELECTRONIC DEVICES MOBILE 2
  • Physicians can be mobile and still access information through an EMR portal, including: Test Results X-Rays EKG Strips Communicate with hospital nurses or office staff
  • MEDICALRECORDS ELECTRONIC 3
  • The majority of healthcare organizations use electronic medical records to document patient information and interactions Pros Replace Paper Reduce Clutter Improve Patient Care and Safety
  • @mac_users_guide on flickr PORTALS PATIENT 4
  • Web-based portals (physical therapy documentation software) allow patients to access personal health information, including: Test Results Previous Records Patients are more educated and better prepared Improves communication between patient and doctor
  • HEALTH TELE- 5 License: https://flic.kr/p/fK14xr
  • In some areas, its possible to have a complete physician visit and exam through a teleconference through the use of Audio Video Digital Stethoscope Connects specialty physicians with small hospitals