While the real power of major Healthcare IT innovations (including Telehealth and mHealth) has yet to be realized, the impact from their surfacing is already evident. In this article, we take a look at the facts and finding surrounding health IT to shed light on some possible answers to the question: what’s to expect from the somewhat swift shift in the healthcare landscape? Here are 20 most mind blowing healthcare IT trends, let’s take a look:
1. 2/3 (two-third) of health IT executives suggest that the application of mobile technologies will considerably or dramatically influence the delivery of healthcare in the future.
2. 19% of smartphone owners have at least one health app on their phone. Most popular type of mhealth apps include:
3. Employment of mobile devices by physicians to analyze patient information or access non-protected health information is extensive, and the percentage of clinicians, using mobile applications to dynamically connect in direct care, has grown in the precedent year in quite a few key areas, including:
· Collection of data at the bedside (45 percent compared to 30 percent);
· Use of bar code reader on mobile devices (38 percent compared to 23 percent);
· Monitoring data from medical devices (34 percent compared to 27 percent); and
· Capture visual representation of patient data (27 percent compared to 13 percent).
4. Over 100 providers claim securing patient data a primary concern as clinicians more and more use mobile devices to access medical data. Means providers employ to secure data accessed by mobile devices include:
5. 70% used mobile devices to access their electronic health records, including customers of nearly every major EHR with 94% supporting Apple , 49% Android and 44% Microsoft.
6. The number of mHealth patents issued by the Patent Office has amplified progressively since 2000 (when the number of mHealth patent applications was insignificant), and will keep on to rush until at least 2014.
7. In a survey of 106 physicians at paediatric hospitals, researchers from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita found that:
· 27% of named texting their preferred method for brief communications
· 38. 23% favored hospital-issued pagers
· 39. 21% that said face-to-face conversation.
· 40. 57% reported sending or received work-related text messages
· 41. 12% send at least 10 messages per shift
· 42. 5% said they received more than 20 messages each time during a typical shift
8. Using remote monitoring technology to keep tabs on patients’ blood sugar and cardiopulmonary disease can reduce the risk of patient mortality by up to 45%.
9. Telehealth can deliver:
· 15% reduction in emergency room visits
· 20% reduction in emergency admissions
· 14% reduction in elective admissions
· 14% reduction in bed days
· 8% reduction in tariff costs.
10. Patients who are given telemonitoring services and blood pressure management support from a pharmacist are more prone to lower their blood pressure than those who do not get the additional support, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2012.