Thursday, August 25, 2016

The impact of new technologies on health care … – InformatiqueNews


“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 digital medicine “ said Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, July 4, 2016

e map -health initiated by Marisol Touraine materializes over weeks, always intended to support the health actors in the adoption of new technologies, strengthening the position of France as a land of innovation. The opportunity to return to the issues connected to the health and good practices to be adopted.

The patient at the heart of the device

According to a study CNOM conducted by Vidal, 61% of physicians use a smartphone medical applications and medical bodies said more and more inclined to advise the use of new technologies (applications, connected objects …). The medical profession and new technologies are now moving together, and that, through the entire health course.

Given the growing need for mobility of doctors, new technologies accompany them in their daily : this is called medical mobile workspace. It is always on, always connected; This is a personalized work environment that health professionals carry with them everywhere. Today, they are used to move from one workstation to share their tablet while traveling in patients, to finally finish their day at home, on their personal computer.

This environment allows instantly to securely access electronic medical records, critical applications, and clinical workstations. This flexibility has a significant impact on productivity and responsiveness of the medical profession. Thanks to an optimized management of patient profiles, tracing the care and experience of patients are thereby greatly improved. Medical teams can access individual profiles where data were shared and synchronized between the teams. The real-time access to workstations, electronic medical records and key communication tools to optimize time and the quality of the experience felt by patients.

to reduce costs

the efficiency and effectiveness of care based on a number of factors quite different from each other. New technologies now available to doctors allow, for example to avoid some expensive travel, or red tape. Physicians are thus able to focus on what matters most, ie patients and their families, saving them significant time savings.

Monitoring can also be carried with the patient outside the hospital or clinic to avoid it a second costly hospitalization. By minimizing the length of stay of patients, through the development of ambulatory surgery in particular, the costs prove to be halved.

In another measurement, knowledge sharing done through exchanges via video-conference with colleagues nationally and internationally affects productivity of physicians in the acceleration of the diagnostic socket.

medicine s ‘overcomes distances

in 2015, 57% of french said they were already favorable to the establishment of video conferencing sessions with their doctor. [3] With videoconferencing capabilities, physicians can also see a specialist or coordinate multiple care teams on difficult cases, regardless of where they are. By optimizing the communication between the teams, new technologies coming reshuffle the cards of medical exchanges. Thus, beyond communication, surgery or remote diagnostics, access to medical experts is facilitated, and helps to improve the management and diagnosis of patients.

by eliminating technology silos associated with workstations via a mobile medical work environment provides access to applications and constantly optimized and updated data, and benefit from an enriched experience through a centralized approach to implementation of provision of services.

more and more technologies to practitioners services … and 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 example of psychiatry. Indeed, as part of therapies against phobias, virtual reality helmets – currently used for cinema, tourism, automotive (…) – can be used to put in situations phobic patients. Thus, patients can be “live” terrorizing experiences to them fearing nothing to help them manage their stress and anxieties.

Our imagination would not be a limit as to possible treatment through new technologies in the near future.

in recent years, a growing number of companies sweeping the world of health with their technological innovations. According to the Grand View Research research firm e-health market is expected to reach $ 400 billion in 2022. However, technological advances are not confined to the latest artificial heart or micro robots, they also concern, and above all , supporting doctors in the daily practice of their profession. Indeed, it is the medical ecosystem that sees affected: the patient to the medical profession, everyone is benefiting. The costs, delays and also the sick relationship / doctors are thereby substantially transformed.

Emmanuel Schupp is CEO at Citrix France


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