E-health Healthcare Pennsylvania is the use of electronic communication technologies for health needs: treating patients, educating health workers, detecting diseases and monitoring public health trends.
Pennsylvania information technologies are the main component of the development of modern society, supporting a certain standard of living for each person on the basis of high-tech systems.
Modern information and communication technologies are central to health security, healthcare delivery and the transformation of healthcare systems around the world. At the same time, the PA did not immediately perceive such a novelty with enthusiasm. But today the medical authority recognizes that e-health is a recognized necessity.
Electronic medical records and electronic prescriptions, electronic outpatient records and medical history will generally improve the overall quality of medical care because they reduce and eventually completely eliminate the amount of paperwork of a medical worker. Electronic documentation will accumulate information about the patient throughout his/her life: information about clinical observations, medical history, information about treatment, vaccinations, prescribed drugs, allergic reactions, symptoms, health status and results of diagnostic tests.
It is assumed that the patient will also have access to his/her electronic medical record, for example, to quickly see the results of the latest tests, diagnostic studies. Doctors will be able to “prescribe” and send e-prescriptions directly to the pharmacy network, which will significantly reduce the problem of patient queues at polyclinics.
Telemedicine technologies and Pennsylvania health exchange allow remote consulting and training of physicians in the regions directly at their workplaces, as well as providing assistance to colleagues in the field when it is necessary to resolve an issue promptly.
The end point of e-health will be a completely redesigned workflow and improved patient access to care, resulting in improved quality of care. IT professionals today work in several areas in e-health.
Modern technologies change the form of work of medical organizations of various profiles and raise it to a qualitatively new level. E-health improves the efficiency of health care and improves access to health care, especially in rural remote areas, for people with disabilities and the elderly. Such an important area as healthcare has its own specifics, requires a special attitude and technological solutions.
Health care starts with the registry, and the transition to information technology is one of the top priorities of the e-health Pennsylvania healthcare program. In addition, the electronic registry is the basis for the management and planning of the network of a medical organization.
Informatization of healthcare allows you to optimize patient records using an electronic medical history or an electronic ambulatory card. It is much more convenient to enter, store and view data in electronic form than in paper files. Not only the doctor but also the nurse can fill out the patient’s medical record, so keeping an electronic medical history reduces the time that the doctor spends on each patient. The electronic history of the disease collects all the information on the registration: observation of the course of the disease, diagnosis, treatment and surgical interventions of the patient. Healthcare IT helps to store complete patient information in a separate electronic medical history file, so patient records become more accurate and simple at the same time.
Information and communication technologies are becoming one of the driving forces of the development of modern medicine, rapidly changing both the methods of diagnosis and treatment, the interaction of doctors with patients, the organization of the treatment process and health restoration. The technical equipment of medical organizations, the availability of modern diagnostic equipment, knowledge, skills and abilities of medical personnel in using complex equipment, as well as the general level of education of medical personnel largely determine the success of the national project to improve and develop e-health.
Medical service providers receive online information about patients and their route of receiving services in the health care system, the results of examination and treatment, which allows clinicians and managers to quickly manage the process of providing medical services. This, in turn, is very important for effective and timely decision-making by the heads of the health care system in Pennsylvania.
Thus, e-health will result in an increase in the satisfaction of the population with the quality of medical services: availability, waiting time in queues, the possibility of choosing a specialist and service, as well as a convenient time for receiving services.