How digital is changing the medical world.
For anyone not living under a rock, it’s obvious we live in a digital world. Gone are the days when paper was king – it’s all about digital now and the healthcare industry is following suit. Instantaneous access to information is a part of every aspect of our lives and many of us don’t realize how dependent we are on the technologies we use each and every day.
Think about prescriptions. When was the last time you dealt with a paper prescription? For some younger readers, it may have been never. It’s become hard to imagine a world without the automated processes that make healthcare much safer and easier.
So, what’s next? Enter electronic image ordering. Electronic prescriptions are now commonplace in our society, and soon electronic image ordering may be as well. If you’re still receiving patient referrals and orders by paper, you’re almost officially behind the times. Interoperability solutions for digital sharing in healthcare are safe and easy – and they are the future.
Before digital prescriptions became commonplace, paper prescriptions were getting lost, individuals often failed to pick them up, and the process was much harder on both patients and pharmacists. Similarly, did you know that 46% of imaging referrals don’t actually turn into an appointment? Whether it’s because of lost faxes or a lack of patient follow up, this is clearly an area that can be improved. Digital orders will vastly improve this vital statistic.
At POM MRI, we embrace the future and understand how important electronic image ordering already is, as well as how important it’s going to be in the years to come. Let us tell you more. Click here to learn more about electronic image ordering and how it may change the healthcare world as we know it.