Today we live in an era of digital transformation, with innovations that aim to improve people’s lives. And it would not be different in the health area, since technology has always been a great ally, with the aim of supporting professionals and improving patient care.
In this scenario, Brazilian hospitals are moving forward to implement some technologies that aim at patient safety and cost reduction, with advances in process and supply management.
In this article we will address some solutions generated through technological advances, which promote a new culture in medicine, in order to further value the health and well-being of people.
Technologies in the health sector in Brazil
According to Deloitte’s global survey “Global Hospitalscare Outlook 2020,” healthcare systems can aim to exclude operational barriers, working with digital experiences and patient segmentation. The study points out that technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), natural language processing and the Internet of Things (IoT) help to provide health services in a personalized way.
We have separated some examples of how technology is being applied in the Brazilian healthcare sector. Look down:
IoT and AI
The arrival of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) favored the automation process of some hospital procedures, which is promoted from the screening of the consultation, to the prevention and treatment of some diseases.
Connectivity and data transmission technologies are already a reality in some hospitals. Today there are solutions capable of collecting information that support the construction of decision support systems and enable the automation of data capture through an online platform in real time, allowing access to all professionals involved in the treatment of the patient, including pharmacists, who with this information will know if the necessary medications are available. In this case, the platform is not yet AI-based, but it is innovative nonetheless.
However, Artificial Intelligence is already being used to help control COVID-19. Doctors already use a platform that has an image bank of CT scans and x-rays of the lungs of patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus or were suspected. The objective is, through these data and artificial intelligence tools, to be able to diagnose patients more quickly, using an algorithm already tested in China.
Electronic medical record
Faced with all these technological advances, the papers have become obsolete in the offices. Electronic medical records have been increasingly implemented with office management software for scheduling appointments. There are many advantages, such as optimization of care, more convenient availability of patient information, integration of centralized data on a single platform, reduced space, and also data security, with less risk of loss.
As we can see, technology is a great ally of medicine, and with digital transformations this alliance tends to grow more and more. Fortunately, Brazil has the potential to encompass health and technology, and the expectations that these new resources will be implemented in hospitals and clinics are enormous, with the aim of improving, both for professionals and patients.
Telemedicine is divided into specializations and its use has also been increasingly adopted.
With the help of information technologies and telecommunications, it is possible to perform a remote service efficiently, being a strategy with many advantages, which overcomes geographical, cultural and socio-economic barriers. Also, in the current moment of social distancing, in favor of reducing the spread of COVID-19, video consultations are a good option.
Some solutions facilitate this type of service, connecting citizens with health agencies with the necessary functionality. There is a solution on the market that offers state-of-the-art usability tools, including a command center, a mobile application for patients, and dispatch and management for field teams, connecting everyone involved. Thus, it is possible to promote communication between the patient and the command center through video, voice or text, in addition to promoting interaction between the command center and the field team (or vice versa). Other advantages of this solution are the follow-up and follow-up of resources and patients, the definition of the level of criticality and urgency of the calls, the exchange of videos to go to an appointment.
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