Future Trends in Health Care

Future Trends in Health Care
Elizabeth Agraz, Sonja Clayton
Cherise Matilla, Lisa Moran, and Tiffany Tryan
University of Phoenix
HCS 533
February 16, 2015
Dr. Chong Daleiden

Future trends in health care
Communicating patient-specific information
More than ever before, medical judgments mirror the electronic world we live in. The electronic health record (EHR) is rapidly substituting the out-of-date paper chart. By the year 2014, the United States medical records should have started the conversion to an EHR. We must accept new terminology with the electronic era that is here to stay (Biscup, Booher, & Podichetty, 2006).
Transferring records
The electronic health (E-health) record encompasses many areas from the EHR to multiple systems and subspecialties. Telemedicine has advanced into numerous actions within the electronic territory. The Internet and external delivery sources are quickly gaining approval for follow up care and routine medical visits. Patients’ no longer have to worry about the wait or drive long distances to see a doctor; they can simply SKYPE the physician via videoconference technology (Kassirer, 1995). The patient simply enters his or her symptoms and several options appear in search engines like GOOGLE or BING. The software programs used today do not even require proper spelling from patients due to the built in spell check feature implemented.
Health care and the future impact
The new age of electronics and computers has carried with it benefits that five years ago was impossible. The once daunting task of going to a library for research can now be done from his or her household. The internet has transformed private and professional missions, E-health is quickly replacing the word of mouth referrals (Black, et al., 2011), and blogging has replaced word of mouth. The impact is clear e-health is here to stay and future advancements are on the rise.
Health care will soon encompass humans and technological devices.   The...