Technology and medicine
Digital technology has spilled over into healthcare, heralding a new era in the industry. An example is Google glass which now gives a better patient experience by enabling patients to go for appointments with their doctors using a tool that retrieves all patient information using just a voice command. This has changed the way patients get cared for. The benefits that have been realized through this technology include;
A humanized interaction between doctors and their patients, it has also increased efficiency. Apart from the improved interaction, Google glass enables the doctor to focus totally on the patient. This is due to the fact that doctors now spend less time going through patient files or in note taking since the doctor only has to issue a voice command to the device and it will store and retrieve all the information needed. The device, therefore, allows for in-depth medical evaluation by doctors, improving the patients’ safety by protecting him/her from a misdiagnosis. Know more about Jorge at Crunchbase.
Jorge Moll founded Rede D’Or in 1977, as a health laboratory that did diagnostics imaging and has turned out to be the largest hospital and laboratory operators in Brazil. He is also the president of the company’s Board of directors. The company currently owns over 30 hospitals. In 2010, Moll sold part of Rede D’Or Fleury SA, a publicly traded company dealing in medical services provision. The deal is said to have been worth over $750 million. He then gained control of Sao Paulo’s Sao Luiz, another hospital group. Private equity firms Carlyle Group and GIC Pte then bought shares into the company. Learn more about Jorge on ideamenschcom.
At the conclusion of the patient’s visit/consultation with his/her doctor, the information that has been collected gets remotely structured and is reviewed by the doctor/specialist visited. This increases productivity and also improves the patient experience. Tablets and other mobile handsets are also getting increasingly integrated into the medical world through various health applications that enable users to access their medical history and make online doctor’s appointments. This is a pointer to where the medical world is headed technology wise and hospitals and other medical services providers need to take note and adapt.