Advancement is something that occurs with history. If you compare today's medical capabilities to a
century ago, then you see the advancement we have made as people and the difference is incredible.
However, even though we have come so far, we cannot stop or taper off in our discovery. Advancement
in the medical field must continue so people can be cured of illness and disease. Medical advancements
are needed and not solely in medicine and pharmaceutics, but also in technology.
We all know of the technological advancements in the last two decades. The amount of ingenuity and
creativity is quite large and these are the advancements that the medical field needs as well. Why?
Because technology improves and enables current medical systems in place by offering speed,
connectivity and accessibility. We need technology if we desire to advance as a people and as medical
If technology is a key factor, then what steps are professionals taking to improve and create medical
technology? And what is currently available? One approach professionals are taking is the improvement
of daily tasks. There are certain tasks within a daily schedule that are tedious and do not need to be.
Technology masters these tasks and the time factor is reduced--saving time for other tasks.
Current steps involve hardware and software development. What medical professionals are finding
useful are software processes for medical tasks. Take a program, install it on the computers of a medical
practice and run the program to improve practice. It's fantastic and the technology is increasing as we
Software is great because it can be loaded on current computers of a medical clinic or practice. In most
cases, there is no need for new hardware. Pay for the software up front and don't worry about any
other costs or installation.
A specific software example is dictation software. One tedious task in the medical field is
documentation. All medical professionals know how tedious and time consuming it is. So, software
developers realized the need, sat down and developed a software that consolidates the tasks of
documentation and speeds up the process. Now you can speak the information, allow the computer to
record your voice and transcribe information for you. It's simple and it's all done on computers.
If this technology is available and it's improving medical practice, why not use it? Professionals around
the globe are using technology to do more than humans thought possible. This is the future.