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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. 

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