Next time your at the hospital you may just be handed an iPad to check in with instead of a clipboard.
These days an increasing number of doctor’s offices and hospitals keep track of their files electronically using a type of software known as an electronic health record (EHR) platform. This type of software makes the record keeping required by all health care professionals much easier and more organized.
The one speed bump that this system has run into has been the large amount of manual data entry that must be done to enter all the information still collected from patients traditionally via pen and pencil. Of course manual entry like this is high prone to error.
Thankfully, software company Drchrono just released OnPatient, a new app for the iPad which allows users to check in and enter their symptoms and personal information electronically. This means that doctors can now have completely paperless office. Similar to our post two months ago about pilots swapping their bulky flight manuals for high-tech iPads, it seems that the increased demand for paperless organization is starting to spread into many different fields.
(Photo by Agecom Bahia)