Advance medical technology is swiftly affecting the way patients get medical attention today. Medical technology important because it is an essential factor in medical healthcare.
Effects of Advance Medical Technology
- It increases the life expectancy of people, especially those with serious illnesses.
- It improves the quality of life.
- It improves the efficiency of health care and public health service industry.
- It helps doctors to acquire better skills and knowledge.
- It widens communication between doctor and patient.
Increased Life Expectancy of People
In the past thousands of people die of illnesses because they could not be diagnosed properly or there was no medicine appropriate for a particular illness. Today, medical technology allows doctors to get more informative physical diagnosis which is the basis for determining what laboratory examination is needed. Laboratory examination results are accessible immediately, thus treatment of the illness is instantly provided the patients. Medical technology has also produced medicines that cures diseases that have been considered fatal in the past.
Improved Quality of Life
Medical technology provides prevention more than cure. It has provided gadgets and devices that allows patients to monitor their health. Some of these devices are wearable. They can be worn wherever people with chronic diseases goes. 3D printing has enabled people with disabilities to enjoy life, instead of spending life in misery. People with damaged legs and arms or none at all, can now enjoy life with artificial limbs.
Improved Health Care and Public Service Industry
Medication errors account for thousands of death every year. Medical technology has lessened medication errors with the invention of electronic prescription. Electronic prescriptions will provide patients of chemical reactions between two drugs or between food and drugs. Computers organizes patient’s information and stores them for future use. Information is easily accessed when needed.
Doctors Build Better Skills and Knowledge
Medical technology provides doctors with references and results of researches so that they can properly diagnose a health condition and give proper medication or treatment. Devices and gadgets used in operating rooms allows doctors less invasion on the bodies of their patients. With CT scan and ultrasound, doctors can see anything inside the body of a person.
Improved Communication between Doctor and Patient
With telehealth, doctors can check on their patients without asking the patient to visit his clinic. Thus he can provide faster service and people do not have to wait patiently outside his clinic.