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How Technology Has Impacted the Delivery of Healthcare

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What impact has technology had on the delivery of care under the managed healthcare model? What changes do you see in the future?

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The advances of technology have greatly impacted our current delivery of healthcare. With the Information Age almost all healthcare information about a patient is at a provider's fingertips. This helps to speed the delivery of care to a patient. This posting addresses some of the advances in healthcare and how it affects patient care.

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In my experience (I am a nurse) advances in technology have provided better access to health care. Doctors and nurses can readily access information over the Internet that previously had to be researched in books. Doctors have instant access to patient records and can email or fax them to a consulting physician. In the past this would have taken days to mail the records.

With managed healthcare all doctors providing care to a patient can have access to the same ...

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