The last alphabet in ORBIT stands for Technology, which is the foundation and driver of various modules in ORBIT enabling healthcare providers to improve their efficiency in their daily practice.
Role of technology in healthcare
The field of medicine has been transformed by technology in the past century and technology in healthcare continues to play a pivotal role in all aspects of healthcare, including diagnosis, procedures and medications. Technology allows healthcare providers to focus on more effective patient care by providing them tools for better diagnosis, more efficient procedures and easier monitoring throughout the treatment process.
Today, healthcare is moving gradually towards a more patient-centric model. This has been made possible only due to the adoption of technology as healthcare providers are now able to practice medicine while considering unique patient aspects and convenience, and at the same time, achieving higher efficiencies and success rates.
Ease of using technology has further changed the perception of technology in the minds of healthcare providers. Earlier, healthcare providers found it tough to adopt technology as it meant changing the status quo and existing protocols. However, they now have taken a leadership role in using, implementing and establishing new methods and tools based on technology given the simplicity in using the same.
Everyday technology in everyday life
Use of everyday technology in everyday life has three key benefits. First, the use of technology has certainly made it more convenient for both doctors and patients to reach out to each other. Second, use of technology has reduced the cost and increased the success rates of treatment by the healthcare providers. Lastly, technology helps in establishing a brand for a particular healthcare facility which is the need of the hour in the current healthcare industry.
Healthcare providers focusing on patient-centric model not only adopt technology in everyday life but also make efforts towards improving doctor-patient relationship by engaging with patients at each stage of their treatment. To achieve better clinical outcomes and high patient satisfaction across specialities, it is important to understand the needs and perception of patients, and thereafter, involve them in the overall process and delivery of medical care. Technology makes this achievable.
Simple everyday technology combined with humanistic approach is the key in strengthening doctor-patient relationship. Following this approach in ORBIT, healthcare providers control (Ownership), engage (Reach), share information (Information) and build trust (Brand) with their patients while utilizing Technology and all effective channels of communication.