Technology has contributed much in making tasks easy and fast. These advances in technology are being adapted to hospitals and medical centers. And because of this, record keeping is not that difficult to handle. Doctors can easily keep, update and transfer medical records for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
In the past years, record keeping would mean keeping personal records in a sheet of paper and being filed in individual folders. When there is a new update on patient’s record, new record sheets will be inserted to the files. If the patient is being transferred from one hospital to another, patient’s record will be faxed or mailed to another medical institution. And because of this, record keeping is very hard to handle.
But nowadays, with the help of technology, hospitals and health care centers can use electronic medical records for record keeping. If there is a need to update medical records of a specific person, information can be easily inputted to make the records up to date. In this care, patients’ records are all stored in a computer with backups in cases of data loss. When a patient is transferred from one hospital to another; information and records can easily be emailed to the other hospital. This will make the task easy and less risky.
Technology has indeed changed the lives of so many people. And now that it is being used in most medical centers, record keeping would be easier and effective. All information can easily be accessed when needed. This is a great help to the medical industry.