Sunday, July 1, 2012

Emails for Improved Doctor Patient Communication

E- Mails are a convenient medium for communicating in today's times. Slowly they have started being adopted in healthcare and as research shows, the percentage of physicians using emails to communicate with patients has increased gradually over the past 5 years.

A lot of communication between a doctor and patient is best done physically.
Doctors need to see patients in person to accurately gauge the patient's health and determine if a plan of care is being followed or whether changes in care are needed.

But …there are plenty of interactions that don't require face-to-face communication and that can be more effective via email.

The presentation below contains information for clinics, hospitals and doctors to help them use Emails effectively with patients to improve Patient Engagement, Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Care

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Basic Computer Security for Doctors

Computer Viruses are evil. Period... They are the biggest reason why those new to technology don't use more of it. Viruses cause computers to behave sluggishly, randomly and sometimes illegally.

Here we have put together a Simple Presentation about Computer Security and Anti Viruses keeping in mind health professionals. In this presentation we go through Common PC Security Issues and explain what causes them.

We then look at what can one do to Protect their computers. This includes Definitions, Educational Content, Precautionary Steps, Options of Complete Solutions and a Simple tutorial on How to use a popular Free Antivirus.

Please help us with your feedback in the comments section below or email us directly.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Healthcare Get Started With Twitter

Twitter is a Social Network where users send and read short messages of upto 140 characters.

Twitter is a Cross between Text messaging, Blogging and Instant Messaging and is called the ‘SMS’ of the Internet.

This is a Simple starter guide for Healthcare Professionals to get started with Twitter 

Friday, April 27, 2012

What is eHealth?

An animated journey through the exciting world of ehealth.

eHealth is better healthcare and a healthier life through digital technology.

Copyright ehi2, created by James Good Ltd.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

How can low cost SMS' be used effectively by clinics and hospitals

Nowadays most people consider SMS's as the most convenient form of keeping in touch with the people around them. It is no surprise then that the simple SMS has been found to be the most liked feature on mobile phones. An affordable option for keeping in touch, using SMS's can help healthcare immensely.

Some simple ways by which use of SMS's helps clinics and hospitals provide better patient care:

- Reminding Patients regarding Appointments and Lab Tests.
- Infant immunization alerts for parents
- Blood donor information and alerts
- Diet and Exercise Alerts to ensure adherence for Patients
- Health Insurance claims update
- Messages to wish discharged patients
- Instant provision of information 24/7 via a 2 way SMS service

By using SMS Messaging effectively, clinics and hospitals can also improve internal productivity and tighten their internal workflows. Ways in which SMS Messaging helps the Internal Productivity of clinics and hospitals:

- Daily provision of Stock related information and special alerts on insufficient stock of items allows store managers and pharmacies to keep on top of their inventory
- Alert Messages to inform Technicians of maintenance Schedules
- Regular Shift wise schedules to staff
- Daily Message with Summary of financials to management staff
- Instant message to duty staff in case of emergencies
- Message to confirm appointment with a Doctors, Radiologists, Pathologists and Dentists
- End of day consultation summary
- Reminders for Regulatory Reports like PNDT