With the advent of internet technology, almost everything now can be accessed and done more conveniently through the internet. Paper-based transactions are now becoming more and more obsolete with more institutions and offices now turning to paperless transactions and IT options. The health and medical industry is also one of the major industries that are now turning to IT technologies and tools to improve healthcare services.
With various medical services now available online, patients can now easily access various information related to their medical and health condition, and make transactions and communications with their healthcare providers faster and more convenient.
Requesting and Managing Appointments
One of the common services available online is the easy way of requesting, scheduling, and managing of appointments. Patients can now easily access a platform that allows them to request appointment from their healthcare provider and get a schedule that will be convenient for both parties. No need to make calls or wait in a long line just to visit your physician. All you need to do is log in to your account, request for an appointment, see your updated schedules, and read the instructions if there are instructions sent by your healthcare provider.
Accessing Health Records
Most healthcare facilities are now going online and provide their patients a website where they can see their health records from the center or facility they have visited. Patients do not need to wait days or even weeks to receive their records since the healthcare facility will just make the records available exclusively for the patients and the users can just log in to their accounts and check their record.
See Results from Tests and Examinations
Patients can now also access their test results easily online. After you visit the health or medical facility, no need to wait for hours just to get the results of whatever test you have undergone. You can now simply log in to your account and access the platform where your test results are posted and check the results anytime and anywhere you are.
Review Doctors Prescriptions and Special Instructions
If you have forgotten the special instructions given by your doctor or forgot something from the prescriptions given, then you can simply access this exclusive information online through your account and through a reliable and secure website. You do not have to call the facility again for the details of your consultation and check-up. You can simply review the details especially the clinical notes given by the doctor online.
Renewing of Prescriptions
Aside from reviewing your prescriptions, patients can now renew their prescriptions online and request for refill online. This online service makes refilling of prescription more convenient for the patients especially if some of the medicines being prescribed are hard to find in local pharmacies or are exclusive only in certain facilities.
Getting Health Summary
Some healthcare facilities also offer health summary for their patients in electronic form. Patients can now access the facility’s website through the patient’s personal account and request for an electronic health summary based on their last appointment with the healthcare professional in the facility.
Tracking of Medications and Medical History
Through an online platform, patients can now easily track their medications and medical history through the internet. Most facilities today offer this online service so patients are updated with their actual conditions and follow the right medications.
Transmitting of Health Information to Other Healthcare Professionals
Since health information of patients is now accessible online, patients can now easily transmit important health records and information to other healthcare providers especially if they have new doctors or health professionals in the team. No need to request if from the facility and wait for hours for the release of the document since patients can simply go online and access the information.
No need to worry for the security of your personal health records and information since most facilities use high-security protocols for their site. Confidential information will only be made accessible and available to persons authorized to access the file.