When diabetes tried to snatch my father

My inner most fear materialized when five years back I saw the glucose report of my father. His symptoms were worst, and I felt gloomy on the thought that he had felt prayed to the evilest disease so prevalent in UAE. I cursed myself as I delayed the diagnosis even though my subconscious told me that something was seriously wrong with my father. I did not want to believe it and suppressed my thoughts. When his situations become dire, we consulted a physician who endorsed the greatest fear of mine. He told me that my father had diabetes, but more heart-wrenching was the thing that it has its roots in his body for many years. He further added that the ...

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Dubai Medical Tourism and Healthcare IT

You as a Gulf citizen must love the idea of getting the expert medical help in your country because the amount GCC citizens spend on medical tourism yearly is mouth clattering. The research estimated that the Arabian Gulf Citizen spend DH 91.8 billion a year on medical tourism abroad. The good news for all the expert medical advice seekers and tourist is that the government and the private sector are now controlling the reins of medical facilities in the Gulf States. They aim to make UAE among the top 5 preferred medical tourism destinations in the world. In recent years, Dubai is ranked 16th in medical tourism industry. Dubai sees the boast of medical tourism in countries like India, Thailand, ...

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Would you like falling prey to following scenarios?

You rush with the patient to the emergency with the complete IT Too much information made it unable for the physicians to get the important information to make the prudent decisions. A patient record has faulty entries. His health became worst due to the wrong A doctor couldn’t make a wise decision because of the missing data. No one would want to lose a dear one due to the errors mentioned above.  The IT healthcare has transformed the way the health is managed. However, the faulty and incomplete entry and lack of training in using the HMIS and EMR is one of the rising concern all over the Middle East. According to the latest research, the incomplete and missing data ...

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How can you be your health best friend?

Ahmed al Rashid is a successful CEO of a growing business. He thinks that challenges in life are hidden opportunities. However, recently he feels whirring sound by constant focusing on things. His work load makes him exhausted and he feels tired. He knows something is wrong. He therefore, visits the doctor and his doctor prescribes some medicines, some exercises and more rest. He feels giddy most of the times. He wants to know more about his health. He wants to know how his health is. He thinks he wants the satisfaction that the prescription by the doctor is correct. He had following concerns regarding his health: He wants to eat healthy by changing his diet plans He wants to do ...

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Getting Your Healthcare Visa? Here’s What You Need To Know

The visa screening system is through which the visa screening certificates are issued to healthcare professionals seeking immigrant entry and ultimately, employment in the United States of America. The need for the recruitment of foreign trained nurses arose when during a critical shortage for nursing personnel. It is estimated that the current shortfall would escalate to 800,000 by the year 2020. But after 9/11, the immigration system has become quite meticulous and and now, presents innumerable procedural hurdles. Therefore, the visa screening system offers an effective screening system for potentially low risk applicants like nurses and health care professionals, without compromising the healthcare standards stringent in the US. The visa screening certificate is issued by the International Commission on Healthcare ...

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Personal Health Records: The Good and The Bad

A personal health record, or PHR, is a collection of information about patient’s health, in which the data and health care information about the patient is entered by the patient himself. This is different from the electronic health record, or EHR, which is owned and stored by healthcare institutions and hospitals, and data is entered by the healthcare providers themselves. The patient is fully in charge of his PHR. He chooses whatever information that might be helpful in tracking down his ongoing health situation and may aid the healthcare providers in adequate management if and when the need arises. It may start off with basic data like the name of the clinicians, their address and contact numbers, emergency contacts and ...

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EMR 101

Electronic medical record, or EMR, is a digital curation of a patient’s entire medical history and clinical data. In simpler words, an electronic medical record is comprised of all the paper charts, clinical notes and information collected by the clinician in his office or hospital for diagnosis and treatment, but simply in a digital format. EMR differs from EHR (electronic health record) in that it goes a step further by  collecting all the clinical data collected in one health care provider’s office. It includes histories and patient information from all the clinicians involved in a patient’s care thus providing a more holistic view of a patient’s clinical picture. Therefore, an electronic health record, unlike an EMR, is mobile and travels ...

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What is E-Prescribing?

E-prescribing is a rapidly popularizing trend in the medical field. E-prescribing or electronic prescribing is a technology framework that allows medical practitioners to write and deliver prescriptions directly to the participating pharmacies’ computer systems. You no longer have to stand in a queue, waiting for your prescription at the counter. It’s collect and go! What Are The Benefits of Eprescription? This saves time and resources by ruling out the need of hand-written or faxed notes and prescriptions. You or the pharmacist no longer have to squint suspiciously at your prescription, trying to make sure if that’s a “b” or a “d”. Moreover, illegibility from handwritten prescriptions is eliminated, decreasing the risk of medication errors and oral miscommunication, improving the quality of health care ...

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Why should we go for Electronic medical records?

The approach of heath care IT in the health industry has guaranteed that former wellbeing innovations, for example, paper records are obsolete. The wellbeing changes have added to the significance of healthcare software. Innovation in the human services part has contributed gigantically in giving exact, dependable and convenient administration. Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Electronic Health Records (EHR) are essential health software’s that assist in getting rid of the detriments that paper records had. The greatest point of preference of electronic data is the straightforwardness with which it can put away and got to. A percentage of alternate advantages of EMR are:   Huge data can be put away, overseen and recovered at whatever point needed. Misusing, disarray and mistake ...

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How can you have a better EHR training?

Transitioning from a paper-based medical practice to electronic wellbeing records programming execution can be met with resistance. The new innovation called EHR/EMR software can overpower to some staff and the expectation to absorb information can be steep. Concentrates on demonstrate that supported, high-force specialized help and preparing are crucial to the accomplishment of the procedure. Here are three demonstrated preparing tips to lift the fear and dread from staff, ingraining in them the certainty and fitness expected to adjust and flourish when confronted with another EHR framework. Emphasize Early Adopters Each practice has a centre gathering of educated representatives that are the first to learn and actualize new methods. They regularly go about as go-to assets for less actually gifted ...

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