Recording your doctor’s instructions
December 30, 2016
Many of my clients are medical practitioners – physicians, dentists, optometrists, et al. I help them buy and install state of the art PCs and networking equipment – and then work with their staff to organize their digital medical records. Very high tech – and very supportive of patient health.
Some doctors are high tech – and some are old-school.
Think about your recent doctor visits. Some doctors hand-write your medical information, hand you one or more paper prescriptions to give to your pharmacist, then store your record card in massive file-folder cabinets.
Doctors rarely provide hand written instructions. They depend upon the the guidance provided by the manufacturer to provide instructions.
What if you’re a senior who has difficult reading instructions. What if you’re a teen who is more focused on Facebook rather than listening to instructions and passing them along to Mom and Dad.
A doctor that takes advantage of technology will do the following:
- Enter the details of your visit directly into a patient management database
- Order your prescription at a local pharmacy before you leave the office
- Make available an online
If you doctor is state of the art, they will enter the details of your visit directly into a PC running a patient management program. They will contact your pharmacy to facilitate a prescription, and
At a recent doctor’s visit of my own, I noticed how certain medical methods were from the previous century. I had an infection in my eye-lid. Requiring several office visits, I was given numerous prescriptions, an over the counter eye lid wipe, and several instruction how to apply the drops and apply a hot wash cloth twice a day.
If I didn’t treat the infection properly, I was in danger of having to visit an emergency room for