How Digital Health Technology Aids Physicians

Nik Tehrani, PhD

Argosy University, CA, USA

*Corresponding author: Nik Tehrani, PhD. Argosy University, CA, USA E-mail:

Published: June 25, 2015. DOI: 10.21103/Article5(2)_Pers1


There is so much health and medical information available today that physicians cannot be expected to know it all. Thus, advances in technology have become a necessity for doctors to track patient information and care, and add to patient databases for reference and to conduct research.  It is important to understand the new language of digital health, such as Personal Health Record (PHR), Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Electronic Health Record (EHR), all of which sound similar, but are not interchangeable.  The ideal comprehensive IT system would empower patients, advance healthcare delivery and transform patient data into life-saving research (Kaiser, 2015).  OmniFluent Health is language translation software that will allow for better patient/practitioner communication and avoid errors.  Digital technology employs the use of big data that is shared, accessed, compiled and applied using analytics.  However, information transfer, especially as mandated by current ethics of use of technology, has resulted into breach of patient privacy.  Improved digital technology is providing the health care field with upgrades that are necessary, electronic files and health records, from mobile apps, and remote monitoring devices.

Personal Health Record (PHR); Electronic Health Record (EHR); digital health; remote monitoring.
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