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Impact of Computer on Health

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The invention of computers started the revolution of Information Technology (IT) in the world, bringing modern concepts into the world. In the past few decades, offices, factories and business adopted computers to enhance their performance. The next were the households to adopt the computers as their new form of entertainment. Today, computers, along with Internet technology are being introduced into hospitals to enhance the performance of the medical facilities that are dispensed. In the following paragraphs some important uses of computers in hospitals have been described. Apart from that the advantages of using computers to advance health care have also been discussed.

Application of Computers in Hospitals

There importance of computers in medicine is growing and spreading rapidly. The only disadvantage is that a full fledged installation of all the computerized systems in hospitals is a lengthy and costly process. There are however, some hospital systems which already work on the basis of computers. Here's an explanation to all such systems, which work on computers…

Uses of Computers in Hospitals: Medical Data
Every day hospitals and clinics which are attached to it churn out enormous volumes of data regarding patients, ailments, prescriptions, medications, medical billing details, etc. Such medical records, are now a days recorded into medical billing software. Such mammoth databases are known as Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Electronic Health Records (EHR). These databases are operated by a set of computers and servers, and come in handy during medical alerts and emergencies. The concept of EHR is a bit broader than the EMR, as the database is accessible from different clinics and hospitals. Thus, a patient's medical history can be retrieved from any hospital by medical practitioners.

Uses of Computers in Hospitals: Medical Imaging
'Tests' are medical procedures where specified components of the human body are scanned. A test can be as...

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