Health in the Digital Age: Patient Experience

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Have you ever wondered what the meanings of some of those complicated technical words were?

Have you ever questioned what those baffling technological jargons can do for you?

Here are just a few very basic definitions that should help you understand a few of those concepts and what the experience might mean to you.

First off, it is not necessary to understand the what, when, why, or how a specific device or program accomplishes its goals. Most of us are capable of surviving on a "need to know" basis. In other words, leave the technical stuff to the professionals in that field. You and your doctor can concentrate on getting the best possible results and patient experience.

Digital: This is a format and method for electronic technology, also known as a "digital language," that can create, process, and store data and information. This format/process, also known as a binary code, converts data into readable, alpha-numeric information.

This method of information input and processing is more precise, easily readable, quick, and retrievable, and helps to make better, faster decisions, leading to detailed diagnoses like identifying the illness and consequently more accurate prognoses (outcomes/treatment). In comparison to traditional paper storage, this method uses less space and is better able to safeguard your private and confidential information.

Digital – Online: This term refers to a person (human) or an object (electronic device) that is linked to or operates via the internet.

This makes it possible to access information much more quickly.

Platforms are more user-connected because they typically call for and encourage some level of individualized user communication and interaction.

Digital platforms include, for example, shopping sites like Amazon and eBay, medical offices or clinics, nonprofit organizations, directories, information, research, student education, banking, and more.

An Internet/Web browser, also known as a "browser," is a program that accesses and displays websites using a piece of computer software.

You can travel almost anywhere on the internet using a web browser. On your desktop, mobile device, or other electronic devices, it displays information that has been retrieved from other areas of the World Wide Web. Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Apple Safari are a few examples of web browsers.

A website is a collection of various web pages with information on one or more subjects linked together under the same domain name, as opposed to a web page, which is a single document on the internet with a specific URL.

a web page: These rely more on information and don't demand private information or one-on-one communication like a platform.

Using a web browser, you can go almost anywhere online. It shows data that has been retrieved from other parts of the World Wide Web on your desktop, mobile device, or other electronic devices. Web browsers include Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Apple Safari, to name a few.

In contrast to a web page, which is a single internet document with a unique URL, a website is a collection of different web pages with information on one or more subjects linked together under the same domain name.


a website: Instead of requiring personal information or one-on-one communication like a platform, these rely more on the information.

Perhaps using a word symbol or visual aid will make the examples below easier to understand: For instance, the icon or symbol for a text/word document is a blue square with the letter "W" on it; the icon or symbol for WhatsApp is a white phone in a green filled balloon; the icon or symbol for Google Mail is a multicolored "M," and so on. These are made to simplify life for those of us who are less technologically savvy.

Hardware describes a computer's actual physical components. The central processing unit (CPU), also known as the computer's brain, hard drives, USB ports, keyboards, monitors, motherboards, and mice are examples of hardware components. The work is actually done by the hardware. Since the 1960s, hardware has undergone constant improvement, going from heavy, clunky devices to light-weight, portable modern digital gadgets like laptop computers, smartphones, medical equipment, tablets, etc. One of the key factors boosting the demand for technology devices is user-friendliness.

The term "software" describes the applications and other operating data that run on a computer. written originally in a digital (binary) format by computer programmers and used to provide instructions to the hardware of the computers. Applications, programs, and scripts that run on an electronic digital device are generally referred to as software. These instructions govern the work that the computer performs. Once more, user-friendly apps, programs, etc. are a major force behind the development of electronic devices for human use.

In terms of computers, a device is primarily defined as machinery with electronic or digital capabilities. The majority of us are familiar with these gadgets as computers, laptops, smartphones, watches, tablets, etc. Modern medical technology is one of those future paths that is constantly being explored, and the list gets longer and longer with every decade (or less) as the demand for modern technology rises in every aspect of our contemporary world.

Applications (abbreviated as "apps") are primarily made for the digital electronic devices mentioned in item #12 above. An app is a software program that can be downloaded to your devices and is paperless.

The user has a variety of options thanks to these apps. everything from games to studying languages, research, education at all levels, healthcare services, booking hotels, flights, and other travel arrangements, to communication and banking. An "app" has no restrictions on what it can do.

Technology today is similar to riding a bike or driving a car. It is not necessary to know how to make or repair it, but once you get the hang of using it, you will be enjoying a brand-new experience.

We hope that the terms mentioned above will increase your knowledge.

Our products are user-friendly, with simple-to-follow instructions and a logical flow of steps from one to the next. If you would like more information about how RioMed Ltd. can help you create a great patient experience, please get in touch with us or visit our website.


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