The healthcare industry is ever-changing, with the significant advancement of technology compare to 30 years ago. Access to information has become quicker and paper chart has been reduced to the implementation and the creation of an EMR/EHR system. With patients obtaining a healthcare smartcard and acts as a portable EHR, this can help clinicians communicate better with other clinicians and be able to educate their patients on drug therapies, avoid administering duplicate testing, and thus, reduce cost for both the insurance and patients side. H.O.P.E.S. is making its way in the healthcare industry to alleviate burden for patients carrying papers and lab results, when it can be store using the smartcard system. This allows clinicians to access patients’ latest results if patients are seeing multiple clinicians (specialists) for their medical conditions. The smartcard allows physicians to educate their patients, getting them more involve and advocate for a healthier lifestyle.
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|Commitee:||Shimoga, Sandhya, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health care management|
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