Archive for August 18th, 2010

Health Informatics and the Cardiovascular System-Health Assessment

August 18, 2010

In blending in healthcare informatics and the cardiovascular system, there are many opportunities to explore.  For instance, informatics can provide a detailed patient care record (EMR) that contains valuable health information that can be shared amongst healthcare providers. Next, with informatics, there are numerous cardiovascular diagnostic tests that are available to individuals seeking care.  Some of these tests include electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram, and cardiovascular catherization technology.  These diagnostic tests provide information for preventive medicine and health care practices as well as current diagnostic interventions to prevent injury or further injury to the cardiac muscle.  Finally, the use of informatics to provide an updated electronic medical record and technology to perform comprehensive cardiovascular diagnostic evaluation allows healthcare to be concise and proficient, contributing to positive patient outcomes.  With this technology, an individual with chest pain entering an emergency department can gain access to care quickly to diagnose his condition that can provide interventions to save muscle as well as his life.  This can be accomplished by using efficient diagnostic technology and an up-to-date electronic medical record.  In this situation, time is muscle, and healthcare informatics can minimize this time to reach a diagnosis and quickly provide appropriate health care interventions to promote positive patient care outcomes.

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Healthcare Informatics and the Reproductive System-Heath Assessment

August 18, 2010

The advances of healthcare informatics with the reproductive system are numerous.  With the female reproductive system, ultrasonography can detect such conditions as fibroids in the uterus causing abnormal vaginal bleeding as well as advances in laser surgical procedures to perform an abdominal hysterectomy.  The use of robotic surgical intervention is becoming more  popular especially in minimizing surgical risks.

With obstetrics, the advances of ultrasonography are tremendous and especially useful with problematic pregnancies.  The use of 3D ultrasound technology can detect fetal abnormalities and allow appropriate interventions.  With informatics, health care data can be shared with healthcare providers to assist with providing seamless care especially for the delivery of a newborn with specific health conditions.

With the male reproductive system, laser technology is utilized to perform many surgical procedures including surgical procedures on the prostate gland.  Diagnostic testing can detect many conditions including BPH and certain cancers.  With prostate cancer, there has been many advancements in the treatment regimen to improve the survival rate with early diagnosis using labwork and diagnostic testing such as ultrasound.

The advancements of healthcare technology and informatics greatly improves diagnostic evaluation of the male and female reproductive system.  This advancement assists in evaluating a patient in an obstetric emergency or a patient that is having hematuria which is a concise, efficient diagnosis which impacts patient outcomes.

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