As in other walks of life, in the field of healthcare and medicine too, a better organized workflow through infusion of technology and other management principles, increase efficiency. This addition results is better response time, more targeted service with less hassle. It is not surprising, therefore, that healthcare institutions have been using various software applications to organize their workflow, and increase efficiency.
The recent developments in information technology have enabled the crafting of proper client software that take care of the needs of individual businesses with varying needs. Healthcare had been a sector that has experienced (only) single digit growth for many years in terms of investment in information technology (IT) -- lagging behind other industries. That has been changing. The healthcare industry is responding to reports of very high fatality numbers caused by medical errors each year. Institutions are beginning to wake up to the fact that employing point-of-care IT is one of the ways in which patient safety can be increased and medical errors reduced. Whether it is Electronic Medical Record (EMR), infusion pumps, bar codes or employee or medicine management, healthcare software is coming up in a big way. Medical Transcription (MT) has been a boon riding on the outsourcing boom whereby diagnosis time has seen drastic reduction (a saving of one workday), with an overall betterment of data transmission efficiency, allied with usual cost cutting. The increasingly complex healthcare products require proper software to run. Research in various fields as biotechnology, etiology, gene research and vaccine research are tremendously helped by the database management systems (DBMS); their analysis is also done with the help of other custom made software.
This section of the directory lists various software vendors to take care of your healthcare needs.