A published report by Harvard University has concluded that the use of telemedicine has been on the rise in the rural areas. The report published in Health issue in May reports a 45% jump in patient’s use of telemedicine from 2004 to 2014. Another report published by Nemours Children’s Health System showed that 64% of the parents have used or plan to use telemedicine for the treatment of their child. Despite the obvious benefits there is slow acclimation to the use of telemedicine. Continue reading TELEMEDICINE: THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE
Every year World Malaria Day is celebrated on 25th April to shed light on global effort to control malaria. Each year on April 25, organizations and NGOs around the world collaborate to raise awareness on malaria prevention and cure. Continue reading CloudClinik: World Malaria Day 2017
Tuberculosis is one of the major diseases that Pakistan as a nation fights with every day. According to WHO, Pakistan is fifth among TB high burden countries. Approximately 10.4 million new cases emerge each year globally, out of which approximately 510,000 cases are from Pakistan.
Did you know hearing loss is associated with the host of other physical and mental health issues including diabetes, dementia, anxiety and depression? This symptom often goes unacknowledged and untreated which leads to severe health concerns later on.
Hearing loss may signal other important health issues.
What is Leprosy?
Leprosy is an infectious condition that causes skin sores and nerve damage on the legs and arms.
Leprosy has been known to be around since ancient times and the victims were often stigmatized and even out-casted. Leprosy has affected and panicked people in China, Egypt and India where people considered it to be an incurable contagious disease.
Each year about 180000 people new Leprosy cases are diagnosed worldwide, despite what is believed Leprosy is not that contagious, a person only catches it if they come in close contact with the nose and mouth fluid of the infected person.
Leprosy actually develops in 3-5 years after the person gets in contact with the bacteria. In some people the symptoms don’t show until 20 years later. The time frame in between is called the incubation period.
Following are few of the symptoms for Leprosy
- Disfiguring skin tones
- Skin sores that are pale in color
- Lumps & bumps on the skin on the arms & legs
- Nerve damage which can lead to
- Loss of feeling in the arms & legs
- Muscle weakness
Leprosy is very much curable, the treatment depends on the type of Leprosy the patient has. Doctor conducts a skin biopsy to diagnose the type and the severity of leprosy. Anti-inflammatory drugs and anti-biotics are prescribed to treat the patients. Compared to the old times, when health care was for the privileged & rich. Today, health care technology has made it possible for all kinds of people from even the remote/rural areas to access quality treatments.
Thanks to progress in medical science and modern health care technology & services like CloudClinik, diseases like Leprosy have treatments available.
International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) is celebrated every year in the month of February to address the challenges and issues impacting the childhood cancer patients and the survivors. It also spotlights the need for more equitable and better access to treatment and care for all children with cancer, everywhere. Continue reading CloudClinik : International Childhood Cancer Day 2017
This decade is driven by laser fast progress in technology, smart devices and solution that has made human life easier. The health care industry is no different. The latest progress in the health care business is the use of telecommunication technology to deliver care. With faster internet connection and omnipresent smartphones more health care providers are turning towards electronic communication to perform their job.
- Quality of patient care is improved: With a digital repository of patient’s information found in one place unlike paper records that tend to go missing, care providers benefit from ready access anywhere and anytime. Not only that, Electronic referrals make immediate follow-up care possible and the doctor to whom the patient has been referred has ready access to the patient’s data. Medical errors are reduced and prescriptions are more reliable/authentic through CloudClinik.
CloudClinik, in its campaign to become the most reliable healthcare IT vendor in the country has added yet another feather to its cap by offering a full fledge Employee Medical Records Software. The software is an extension of its existing Electronic Medical Records and Practice Management cloud based product customized to cater to the requirements of corporate entities which hold the health of their employees in high esteem. Fatima Group of companies, one of the largest conglomerates in Pakistan, well known for high employee satisfaction levels, is the first company in Pakistan to switch to comprehensive software focused on remotely accessible medical records and ease of use for medical practitioners. Continue reading Fatima Group takes employee care to the NEXT level with CloudClinik Employee Medical Records
Having healthy eyes and a perfect vision is a blessing. We are living in an age where all of us are exposed to things that invariably affect the health of our sight. Approximately 3.5 billion people today have an eye condition which requires a majority of them to wear glasses (or lenses) for clear vision. And the bad news is that this number is expected to increase to 6.1 billion by 2020. Continue reading Eye care and EMR for quality treatment