As a medical professional, Dr. Niaz MD understands the time-cost of paper health records and their intrinsic room for error. Instead of relying solely on paper forms of documentation, he suggests doctor offices everywhere invest in electronic health records to optimize time and efficiency.
Dr. Niaz MD is a healthcare professional with decades of experience providing dedicated healthcare that consistently exceeds patient expectations. He’s dedicated to upgrading his office equipment and experimenting with new breakthrough procedures to stay at the cutting edge of medicine.
“New technology like remote patient monitoring helps doctors connect with patients quickly and optimize the time they spend with them in their offices,” says Dr. Niaz MD. “Similarly, electronic health records can maximize the time doctors have available to spend with patients and make recalling health information simple and quick.”
He notes that staying up-to-date with tech advances in the medical industry helps physicians more accurately assess and meet the diverse needs of their patients. Using electronic health records is just the next step for providing improved care and efficiency. Before the advent of electronic documents, people had to exchange information over the phone, fill out long documents in the office (often repeating the same ones over the years), and wait for medical staff to review, file, or retrieve their information during visits.
Today, people can securely file information online or have their paper documents transferred over to electronic files, providing a safe and simple way for physicians like Dr. Niaz MD to determine health fluctuations in their patients.
“Instead of walking around with clipboards and stacks of papers, you can find medical staff today carrying around tablets and smart devices that allow them to access information quickly,” says Dr. Niaz MD. “They use computers and tablets on the frontline to record and retrieve patient data in real-time, and they can also share that information nearly instantly with distant professionals if needed.”
Artificial intelligence is being implemented today into many doctor offices in junction with electronic patient data, where it finds and recalls information at lightning speed without error. Keeping all patient documents (such as vitals, lab reports, and health checkups) in one centralized area improves the entire healthcare delivery process, from end to end. Using artificial intelligence software in-office also provides physicians and health specialists with an extra set of eyes: AI programs can skim patient info and unveil trends of changes in patient health so doctors can quickly and accurately address them.
“We live in the 21st century, but the idea of electronic data and AI programs peering into our information scares a lot of people away,” says Dr. Niaz MD. “Instead, more people should embrace secure data storage and transfer as they can provide a range of benefits for both patients and doctors as well as improve our overall healthcare system.”