With the Inevitable Technology Shift in Healthcare, How Will Patient Safety Hold Up?
Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has seen a tremendous shift towards the implementation and use of various forms of technology in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. This is not only able to save a tremendous amount of time when it comes to caring for patients; it has been suggested that technological advances such as the digitization of patient records and the use of devices such as iPads could greatly enhance and improve patient safety.
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In years gone by, doctors and nurses who approached patients in hospitals would have to have gone in search of patient records from various sources. This not only wasted a lot of time; in emergencies, it often meant that potentially life-changing decisions regarding a patient