Interest in positive technology – or technology designed to improve the quality of our lives – has boomed over the last few years. Now we have everything from happiness apps to physiological sensors that detect stress to digital objects that remind you to practice gratitude. — Tchiki Davis, Ph.D.
With all the upgrades that people can find in the healthcare system, who would not appreciate the growth of technology these days? Not only it provides better quality diagnosis and treatments, but people now receive better and more convenient methods of different medical approach with technology’s continued development. Whether it is the assistance in medication, online therapy, professional health diagnosis, and a wide variety of surgeries, the advancement in technology is doing a better job.
The Technology At Its Finest
The advancement in medical technology is now targeting more in-depth testing of such illness. In line with that, patients now use home medical kits as well as personalized genomic services. These include blood pressure, predictive bio-simulation, and biomarker testing. It helps patients easily identify the signs and symptoms of their condition so that they can have enough time before running into a medical consultation. Yes, there are instances that the technology experiences some inconsistencies too. However, the total percentage of functioning apps, types of equipment, and tools are significantly higher compared to those malfunctioning ones. Therefore, it is safe to say that technological advancement in the healthcare system is still at its best.
Objective information helps a person learn more about a disorder before ever having to consult with a mental health professional. Knowing some basic information about one’s concerns can also help a person ask more informed questions of the mental health professional. —
Meanwhile, for those patients who choose to consult a professional healthcare expert can have several options. These options can redirect them away from hospitalization, which is more convenient and cost-effective for the time being. Let’s say, for example, the benefits of online counseling. Some apps and programs allow patients in remote areas to talk to a professional healthcare service provider to help them avoid spending extra expenses, such as transportation. No, an online counseling session is not at all different from the traditional clinical consultation. That is because it also caters to patients’ review of information and diagnosis. With that, the decision to continue with further medical assistance is still on the table. Furthermore, on-call doctors are readily available too in answering and providing answers to questions as well as offer patients with healthcare directives.
The possibility of using technology is right in front of every person’s fingertip. Through the use of their smartphones, emails, video chats, text messaging, and phone calls are all beneficial. The whole idea of these process flows on telemedicine. It is where an application serves to take the role of healthcare professionals, which allows excellent suggestion to patients’ improved health practices.
Technologies are short-cuts that amplify everyday experience. Consequently, they can be significantly more beneficial, or harmful, than traditional self-improvement methods. — Frederick Muench Ph.D.
Though the advancement of technology already created a vast difference in the way people communicate and address all sorts of illnesses, it is still essential to consider one thing. Yes, technological tools and smartphone applications can help a lot. However, patients must recognize that healthcare professionals will always be at the forefront of all the treatment procedure available out there. That is also mainly in unique and complicated cases. But with regards to the new dynamic to the digitized relationship between the professional healthcare provider and the patients, the growth of medical collaboration is pretty much getting the right models. That is primarily in the revised understanding of medical access, use, and role in the healthcare system.