Continuous improvements are critical to effectiveness, which is why physicians need CMEs and healthcare needs the latest technology. The goal of our CME Cruises is to continue advancing the educational progress of physicians, while also providing a relaxing environment where they can unwind and remedy the stresses of medical life. Healthcare technology must also continuously advance and improve, as the growing issues of the world needs more and more solutions. The 21st Century has seen immense strides in technological progress, medical or otherwise. Innovations such as 3D-printed organs could not exist in the previous century’s technology level, but even an era of great advancements is not without its setbacks, issues or limitations. By far one of the biggest limitations of current healthcare technology is medical data sharing.
Data Limitations In the Suggested Solution
Artificial intelligence is a prolific topic when discussing the current era’s technological advancements. A.I. systems are also a possible solution to the overemphasis on data-inputting faced by physicians and patients, handling the clerical work that medical practitioners are finding themselves doing more and more often instead of actually caring for their patients. However, the usage of A.I. to solve electronic health record issues might itself be crippled by the nature of the very electronic health records it was meant to remedy. As this article discusses in length, A.I. systems cannot provide a comprehensive analysis when its information sources are limited, the result of healthcare organizations or EHR companies unwilling to cooperate or share their aggregated medical data.
A Limitation Beyond Technology
The hoarding of medical data by various disparate healthcare organizations speaks clearly of today’s current healthcare dilemma. While certain limitations in medical technology are understandable, these modern issues could have been avoided. To paraphrase the aforementioned article, “data balkanization” is crippling the services that can be provided to patients across different healthcare platforms.
The limitations of today’s most prolific healthcare data technologies need more than just advanced technology to rehabilitate. The resulting stress and burnout from dealing with alienating clerical work also needs to be addressed, such as through a wellness-focused medical conference cruise. These business-born dilemmas in healthcare can be addressed with new policies, lest they slow down the possibility for more meaningful advancements in medicine and human care.