5 Technologies That Are Changing the Doctor-Patient Relationship

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The existence of the doctor-patient relationship remains constant, while technology does not. These technological innovations require a different perspective and approach in the eyes of both the doctor and the patient. Here are 5 technologies that are rapidly affecting this relationship.

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5 Technologies That Are Changing the Doctor-Patient Relationship

  1. 1. 5 Technologies That Are Changing the Doctor-Patient Relationship
  2. 2. Medical advancements and technological innovations may influence the relationship between doctors and their patients.
  3. 3. INTERNET THE 1
  4. 4.  Provides easy access to medical and health information  Effects frequency & quality of patient-doctor interactions  Pros: Patients can educate themselves  Cons: Could lead to dangerous misdiagnosis and delay treatment of medical needs
  5. 5. ELECTRONIC DEVICES MOBILE 2
  6. 6.  Physicians can be mobile and still access information through an EMR portal, including:  Test Results  X-Rays  EKG Strips  Communicate with hospital nurses or office staff
  7. 7. MEDICALRECORDS ELECTRONIC 3
  8. 8.  The majority of healthcare organizations use electronic medical records to document patient information and interactions  Pros  Replace Paper  Reduce Clutter  Improve Patient Care and Safety
  9. 9. @mac_users_guide on flickr PORTALS PATIENT 4
  10. 10.  Web-based portals (physical therapy documentation software) allow patients to access personal health information, including:  Test Results  Previous Records  Patients are more educated and better prepared  Improves communication between patient and doctor
  11. 11. HEALTH TELE- 5 License: https://flic.kr/p/fK14xr
  12. 12.  In some areas, it’s possible to have a complete physician visit and exam through a teleconference through the use of  Audio  Video  Digital Stethoscope  Connects specialty physicians with small hospitals

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