Over the last 200 years, healthcare has taken some huge steps. We have come from bloodletting and plying, right back to bloodletting being used again. The one-step we have made in modern medicine that is proving to be the best is the introduction of automation and technology to all aspects.
Today we are going to look at some of the best technological insertions into modern hospitals and just how they are benefitting the patient.
The Laboratory Technology
The main change when it comes to hospital technology has come down to the installation of automated track units in the labs.
These track units are incredible pieces of equipment that run off a single unified piece of software. The specimen comes into the laboratory where it is booked in for a group of requested tests. Once requests are made, it makes its way onto a track-based system and is generally scanned at between 5-10 points on its journey.
At specific points during this process, it will be removed from the track and automatically taken into a testing carousel for analysis. This is where technology gets a little bit smarter. From the centrifuged sample, it will analyze the samples hemolysis and store this first. Having this stored first will allow the system to make adjustments to any further results. This reasonably new system has allowed an advance in testing and has seen almost 70% of all biochemistry testing become automated over the last 15 years.
Another significant step forward in the technological introduction in healthcare is the unification of patient data via Healthcare IT Services.
This step has always been a necessary one as patient data can often get lost or misplaced. A digital-based system nowadays is a must when it comes to hospital records. These services are often best outsourced to companies who can manage the data via a cloud-based network. The advantage of doing this is that it offers a long term solution with high levels of support.
Hospital IT services are always best to be of the highest possible standard. Holding data securely is imperative for the hospital and the patient. The loss of patient data can be a matter of life and death.
At the forefront of all technological advances in medicine, this one has to be the greatest. The introduction and use of robot-assisted surgery have been a remarkable step forward.
Robot-assisted surgery has allowed us to achieve new feats that were once unimaginable. The healthcare system can now offer procedures that have always been far too risky to be carried out by the human hand.
The robot offers control, flexibility, and consistency than is conventionally possible. The surgery itself is also far less when it comes to being invasive and is usually performed with the use of tiny incisions.
All in all, surgical robots are an incredible medical introduction; they will, however, always require the instinct and guidance of a surgeon. No matter how smart a robot may become, a surgeons intuition is something that cannot be programmed.