Skip to main content

Software Trends that Impact Healthcare Industry -Avontix



Healthcare is an industry that has evolved a lot over years and is seeing a tremendous transformation in the manner the services are provided. This kind of transformation is a result of numerous innovative technologies that impact every aspect of the healthcare industry; especially the health information management and electronic health records. One of the key elements of these technologies is the use of software products in providing health and maintaining the healthcare information. The major benefit of these software products’ use is that both the care provided by facilities and the experiences of the patients will improve over some time in the coming years. Here are some software trends that are going to influence the way healthcare industry works.

  • Patient portals: With almost everyone using information technology and the internet these days, patients are becoming more active in participating in their healthcare treatment. This tendency of patients showing interest in their health records has given rise to the use of patient portals. Healthcare facilities and patients are looking at EHR solutions in the form of patient portals that enable physicians and the patients to communicate with each other on the internet and access the required electronic health records as and when necessary. 
  • Self-service software: Healthcare organizations are even looking at self-service EHR solutions with which the patients can register with clinics, check identifications, get the co-pay work done etc. 
  • Specialty software: The healthcare facilities will benefit from multi-specialty software provided by EHR services providers as this kind of software improves compatibility and eliminates rework done in integrating separate EHR systems for every specialty. This type of multi-specialty software also reduces the time and monetary spending that is required for integrating different healthcare specialists. 
  • Blockchain technology: Blockchain technology that was originally developed for the secured transactions of cryptocurrency is now being seen as a tool enabling interoperability due to its strong security. With this technology the sharing of patient health records can be done in a secured manner by giving the patients more control over their information and while doing so, the sensitive data can be safely protected from hackers. 


One thing that physicians expect from EHR vendors is software with a great user experience for the physicians who are the end users of the software product. With advancements in technology, much better sharing of electronic health records and better care can be expected in the near future. 

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

That’s Hilarious! Funny Must-Read Medical Transcription Errors!

Doctors every now and then come across some very critical bloopers from medical transcriptionists. Some of these can be downright funny! It’s common for transcription errors to creep in for various reasons like the dictation might not be clear, too many medical terms stuffed in, or misunderstanding at the transcriptionist’s end. Medical transcriptionists vary in experience and skill and may not be well versed with some medical terms. Here is a compilation of some very funny transcription mistakes you could note to avoid being on the receiving end of the laughter! 

   ·"Eyes and nose continue to be within normal limits" (I & O).    ·"History of sick as hell disease" (sickle cell)    ·"She was a bitch and grinned" (a bit chagrined).    ·"The last day the patient took their meds was for beaver."  (forever).    ·“49 year old occasional male”(Caucasian male).    ·“Borderline respectable pancreatic cancer”. (Resectable).    ·“Patient is alert and orien…

Why To Choose Medical Coding as a Career?

Medical coding is a career which will be always in demand in the Health care industry, if you are a graduate in Pharmacy and don’t want to make a career as pharmacist then medical coding can be considered as a good choice.


As the number of patients are increasing their data need to be transcript in form of codes to avoid confusion and need to make it understand internationally so the data provided by patients related to their diseases and prescription everything is transcribed into codes and stored for the use of third parties or insurance companies which will use these codes and calculate the amount of claim that hospital should receive.

 Below are few reasons that you should consider a career in this field….
Reasons for considering a career in medical coding:
1. Profession in Demand: Work in a profession that is in demand and hopefully will remain in demand even though there are some software’s to assist but there will not be a substitute for people who enter the details and codes rela…

Working in the night shift? Here's how you can be double productive!

Waking up and stretching at 4 PM. Having breakfast around 6 PM, rushing to office at 8 PM, when others are having a cozy dinner with family. Is this you?
Although there will be initial hiccups in adjusting to the night world, with time we understand that night shift work can be as smooth as day shift, provided we take care of few things.
Train your mind: The first and foremost feeling that we have to inculcate in us is that we are not doing anything different from routine. We ought to get used to and train our mind that night shift life is similar to that of the day shift life. With this. it gets much simpler for us to get accustomed to the new lifestyle. Winning our mind is winning half the battle.
Eat healthy: Work schedule affects our eating habits and vice versa. With sudden changes in work timings, our eating pattern gets disturbed and this results in health disorders which in turn reduce our productivity.
Pack home food:  Be a little stringent with yourselves and pack home cooked …