Posted on July 10, 2018
Technology is giving patients the ability to gain the insight into their health without having to leave their homes. This is great news for those with mobility concerns, avoiding risk of injury such as falls due to weather conditions and terrain.
Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. Being able to stay home for routine check-ups could help reduce the staggering amount of injuries.
Technology & Healthcare
Technology is creating roots in our healthcare system, integrating itself into every aspect of the process you’d expect to go through when you see your doctor. In today’s world, you can visit your doctor virtually for a check-up or to seek advice. Healthcare workers are using data from patient phone apps to track blood sugar levels, weight, and many other commonly monitored vitals to gain needed insights to properly assess and diagnose.
The possibilities with technology are endless, and the results have been positive. 80% of physicians are using smartphones and medical apps, and more than 25% of physicians are using mobile technology to provide patient care. Along with the ability to be in communication with patients, technology enables professionals to collaborate. This could be for advanced cases, to gain a second opinion, or just to have everything needed in one place when patients go from one specialty doctor to another. This is the new normal in healthcare.
Your health, healthcare’s future
The American Case Management Association’s (ACMA) 25th Annual Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference’s keynote speaker Dr. Daniel Kraft spoke on “The Future of Health and Medicine: Where Can Technology Take Us” and his clinical and biomedical perspective on technology and its future impact on health care.
Dr. Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator with more than 25 years’ experience. He is highly regarded for his insights into the impact and potential of technology in the health and medicine sector.
His talk at the ACMA conference gave an overview of how technology is integrating itself into the everyday lives in the healthcare industry and changing how the whole system works.
Be informed about how the changes could affect you
Watch Dr. Daniel Kraft’s Ted Talk “Medicine’s future? There’s an app for that” to inform yourself further on the ongoing changes in healthcare.
For Amramp customers and the general population, having insight into their health can save them multiple trips to their doctor that can hold up their lives. Technology can help to empower those who often need general check-ups to take their lives back. While consultations would still be required, patients can gain back the time it takes to get to and wait at the doctor’s office.
Amramp has the same spirit of empowerment by offering accessibility solutions like wheelchair lifts, modular wheelchair ramps, portable, lightweight wheelchair ramps, vertical lifts, and threshold ramps enabling them to be as independent as they would like to be.
Live without the worry of accessibility challenges in your own home.
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