Computers have a major role to play in almost every field. They make possible the storage of big amount of information, allow fast information processing, and are built with intelligence that, when reinforced with human intelligence, can do marvelous things. Owing to their speed and intelligence, computers operate at a level that is almost similar to that of the brain. Computers are therefore deployed in various fields like data processing, engineering, planning, storage, networking, scheduling, education, health, and medicine.
There’s no doubt that computers are very important, and it is ever more important in the medical field. Portable computers are especially important because they can be used for
- surgical procedures,
- data storage,
- knowledge sharing,
- health information and storage of patient records,
- diagnostic tests.
Portable computers are a good means of storing patient-related information. Hospitals use computer systems in maintaining patient records. It’s often important to maintain records on the patient’s medical history. Doctors usually need information on a patient’s physical ailment and family history, those who have been diagnosed with a disease and prescribed with medicine. Such information may be stored in the computer’s database.
Computers can also track billing information and prescriptions. They can be utilized in storing information on medicines that are prescribed to patients, those that can’t be prescribed to a patient, and the ones that a patient may be allergic to.
Medicine has a huge database. Computer storage can serve as the ideal method for keeping medical information. Diagnosis papers, medical journals, research, important medical records, and reference books may also be stored in an electronic format.