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Technological tweaks: 4 ways modern tech makes healthcare easier

Technology has made the world easier in many ways. It helps people to connect more directly and quickly, and it also helps to save the environment. Replacing paper with power helps to reduce the burden that businesses place on the natural world. The healthcare industry can reap these benefits too. 

Automatic Confirmation of Appointments

If you've been making appointments at the doctor's office for decades, you probably remember the hassle of trying to confirm your appointments over the phone. You would have to wait until you got home to listen to messages on the house phone before you could listen to message. Then, the office would be closed before you could call back to confirm. Now, confirmations are often sent through text message. You can click on a link and your appointment is confirmed in a matter of seconds.

Web-based Licensing

Venturing into the healthcare field is also simpler when you take modern technology into account. Instead of having to endure a lengthy process at an actual school, you can validate medical licenses through certified programs online. This process also makes researching the licensing program either. Instead of having to call or wait for a response through email, you can know very soon whether you want to pursue the degree.

Tracking of Records

If you've ever had your medical records lost or if you've ever lost someone else's medical records, you know how serious of an issue that can be. With technology, it is easier to keep track of important information. In the past, for example, files had to be stored in cabinets on pieces of paper. Now, healthcare entities can put them on the internet. If damage or theft occurs at the medical office, the records don't have to be compromised. Also, it is generally easier to type a name into a database than to search through multiple file cabinets.

Prescribing Medication

Many people have had medications prescribed to them when they are very ill. Then, they have to go wait at the pharmacist for 30 minutes for the prescription to even get filled. With modern technology, a doctor's office can electronically send over a request for a prescription for a certain individual so it is waiting when he or she arrives at the pharmacist.

Technology helps to streamline the process of sending and receiving information. In the healthcare field, a great deal of information is transmitted. Therefore, technology seriously helps when it comes to different healthcare facilities.

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Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max. Kara is the youngest of four. She has two hilarious brothers and one beautiful sister. She also is the aunt of 5 crazy little girls that she loves more than anything!! Kara is not yet able to be a mom, but she loves being around kids and being like a second mom to her nieces. She dreams of the day that she can start her own little family.

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