Importance of Computers in the Medical Field
Storage of Patient Data and Health Information
Computers are the excellent means for storage of patient-related data. Hospitals employ computer systems to maintain patient records. It is often necessary to maintain detailed records of the medical history of patients. Doctors often require information about a patient's family history, physical ailments in the family (if any), already diagnosed diseases and prescribed medicines. This information can be stored in a computer database. Computers can keep track of prescriptions and billing information. They can be used to store information about the medicines prescribed to a patient as well as those, which cannot be prescribed to him/her (ones which the patient is allergic to). Computers enable an efficient storage of huge amounts of medical data. Medicine comprises a vast information base. Computer storage can serve as the best means of housing this information. Medical journals, research and diagnosis papers, important medical documents and reference books can best be stored in an electronic format.
Using Computers in Surgical Procedures
Computer software is used for diagnosis of diseases. It can be used for the examination of internal organs of the body. Advanced computer-based systems are used to examine organs...