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1. Importance of Patient Information in Healthcare

This is a general assumption about the health industry that it is the prerogative of patient to seek information on what, why and how of the medical treatment he/she would be subjected to. However, when doctor tries to seek information on medical history or personal details of patients, most would not think twice before raising an eyebrow. That is because most of us fail to understand that the better informed is the doctor about patient; the better is the medical recommendation.
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2. Is IT helping Healthcare Industry?

Almost 75% of our population never maintained their health records. None of them had record of the allergies they might have had in the past. Most of them did not track their symptoms and illnesses until they showed up again in the same or different forms. People lacked sufficient knowledge about illnesses unable to judge their health conditions and relying on standard medications. The doctors too found themselves too occupied to hear the past accounts unless patients furnish past reports and prescriptions. So, till some time back those who escaped without afflicted by a disease/disorder were assumed to be blessed souls while others who met a fatal disease were casualties of their ‘karma’.
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3. Things to consider for Designing a Website for Hospital

A website is an important part of hospital strategies to reach out progressively to greater number of patients. Almost all internet users turn to websites to seek relevant information on healthcare, doctors and useful hospital services on various illnesses & health issues. Hospitals can make a significant online presence by providing focused user-centric approach whereby both user’s goals and hospitals’ objectives are fulfilled. Consequently, a hospital website must best meet the needs of its intended users.
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4. Has technology affected the Role of Nurses in Healthcare?

Nurses have always played an integral role in delivering health care. They are a medium for coordinating patient’s health care to physicians. Since nurses are a patient’s bedside specialist caretakers who accompany them round the clock, they ensure to safeguard all the medical issues or errors with patients. Much of the burden of routine care of patients is borne by nurses. They monitor and prepare medical record of conditions of patients, recognize possible inefficiencies, if observed and report them to the physician in charge. Thus, physicians largely depend on surveillance and expertise of nurses.
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5. Difference between Healthcare and Medical Care

Healthcare and Medical care are two terminologies that are often used interchangeably. To an ordinary person, the two terms are different sides of the same coin but are hardly able to differentiate.
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6. Clinical Trial Management is Helpful

Clinical trials have a crucial role to play in research in finding a better cure for a disease. A clinical trial is a long process that takes years to complete. It involves different phases whereby a drug is created, disinfected and tested in labs before being used on human beings. The treatment on humans starts with finding people eligible for a clinical trial. Since there are pros and cons to a clinical trial, people generally do not volunteer to participate in trials. They are afraid of being harmed by unproven cure. That is why, survival rate for chronic diseases like cancer still remains less.
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7. How Elearning is more effective than Traditional Learning

We all are obviously very much familiar to the traditional form of learning. That is what we have been exposed to since our childhood. We are confined to our classroom with our text books and an instructor. The instructor is a qualified trainer who listens to all sorts of queries from us and teaches us techniques to learn and do things without disappointment. But is it as earnest as it sounds? In the present technology-driven world, learning goes beyond the course text books.
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