Issues surrounding the selection and implementation of new types of technology, such as implementing an EHR, maybe; based on the public, the end-user demands, and physician’s reaction, but depending on potential seen privacy concerns among patients. The other issues may be high upfront obtaining costs, high maintenance costs, and turmoil to workflows contributing to temporary losses in productivity, resulting in learning a new system. “For quality measures derived from EHR data to be meaningful, analytic approaches can solve for gaps, and one must consider how completeness and accuracy of each variable skew quality metric results to ensure valid comparisons.”(Abernethy et al., 2017).
There are changing consumer expectations with many technological changes in the health care sector, healthcare wanting up-to-date real-time information and prefer the healthcare providers with the latest technology and approach. The advancement in technology will play a vital role in the healthcare industry. The demand for a multi-tiered healthcare delivery system will increase, and primary care physicians will focus on preventive and wellness care with some emergency care. It seems that clinics and in-between providers will handle the next level of relatively more complex cases, and multispecialty hospitals will manage the complex cases of the health care system, but all the divisions will work in coordination with the help of new advanced technology. Maybe initially, the health care costs will be high as there will be more investment in new infrastructure and new technology, but it will be more competitive and affordable for the public in the coming future.
The clinical technology and the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) both will contribute to healthcare quality. The clinical technology will include the quality of healthcare related to medical advances and diagnosis; the EMR will deal with the electronic medical records system of clinical documentation. This facility will give physicians and other staff access to a greater degree of information flow, which help them to provide quality care. The innovation in the healthcare industry will help the industry to be more customers oriented. The personalized treatment for acute or chronic diseases will transform the healthcare industry in a very timely manner.
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