Medical information technology means:
- methods of examination and treatment;
- collection, storage, processing, provision and dissemination of information;
- ways of carrying out these processes
New generations have yet to fully appreciate the role of information technology in medicine.
Development of medical information technologies
Since the 50s of the twentieth century, information technologies in medicine have been used in research in medicine, such as:
- CT scan;
- nuclear magnetic resonance imaging;
- radioisotope and other research
Computerization has affected all areas of the medical industry: from neurosurgical and cardiological operations to laboratory research, radiology, ECG, ultrasound scanning, endoscopy, dental research and the manufacture of dentures, braces and aligners.
And the biofeedback method used to treat many disease syndromes and the diseases themselves is completely based on the use of IT technologies.
Application and demand
The use of information technology in medicine is useful for storing information.
Specialists in relatively new systems, such as PROMED, have created and are daily updating patient registration databases with remote monitoring of condition and therapy. With the help of advances in computer technology, signaling information and medical records are stored in the systems.
In some cases, the speed of provision of medical information is important. Sometimes the information of narrow-profile specialists, leading to restrictions and stigmatization of patients, is closed from unauthorized persons by special circuits.
Examples of the introduction of modern technologies in medicine are: Telecard diagnostic systems, which facilitate the provision of urgent care to the patient, after the transmission of a cardiac signal to a specialized specialist, and other telesystems.
A number of digital systems used in the healthcare sector are designed to keep track of medicines and goods in pharmacy warehouses.
Training of specialists with advanced training from 2016-2017. takes place on the website of continuing medical education using computer programs.
The use of information technologies in medicine suggests opportunities and prospects:
- improving the quality of patient care;
- exchange experience;
- facilitate the routine work of doctors.