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February 05, 2021

What Types Of Applications Are Used By Hospitals In Actual Practice?

The amalgamation of technology and the healthcare sector has thrived to promote well-being and good health. This combined set up has grown manifolds during the pandemic. Various applications and software have thronged the market to make healthcare facilities more accessible to the public and provide a digital workplace for its workers. Hospital app features, such as speed, reliability, consistency, accuracy, stability, etc., have made medical staff work efficiently.

We have listed below different types of applications and software used by hospitals in their day to day practice. Let us take a look at them.

  • Electronic Health Record (EHR)

It is the most common type of software used in most healthcare units. Electronic health record software stocks patient’s information, such as medication and surgery history, recommendations from the doctor, etc. Various applications also provide the facility for financial transactions. While a few others grant patients access to their medical history and records. Further, there are two types of it, and they are:

  1. Electronic Medical Record Software (EMR)
  2. Electronic Patient Record Software (EPR)
  • Medical Database

It is similar to EHRs but only differs when it comes to categorization, not based on patients but diseases. Such a database assists medical practitioners mainly in two ways. They:

  1. Help in the treatment decision-making process by referring to similar cases encountered earlier.
  2. Help in enlightening them by providing detailed reports of specific disease-related clinical cases.

  • Medical Imaging

Such software is utilized to design 3D models and process scans, such as CT/MRI/PET. A medical imaging application will allow:

  1. Body part equipment design and print, such as coronary stents, artificial limbs, etc.; and
  2. 3D modeling of human anatomy, which helps dentists to model patient’s dentures before specific procedures. These are made unique to every patient.
  • Medical Diagnosis

A medical diagnosis software has been of immense help to doctors. With such applications, they can fill in patient information voids to put forth appropriate diagnosis. A diagnosis software utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to skim through available data and produce relevant reports. Not only for medical practitioners, but medical diagnosis apps are also at patients’ disposal that is designed mainly for them. It can help them recognize symptoms and determine whether a doctor’s appointment is required or not.

  • E-Prescription

The term is quite self-explanatory in its function. An electronic prescription application helps healthcare professionals in renewing, tracking, and canceling medication recommendations. It is rapidly gaining popularity and is gradually turning into an obligatory software for doctors. Such apps help save a lot of time, increase efficiency, and clear the chances of errors.


We hope we have helped you get a clear picture of the various types of software currently in use in different healthcare units. These applications make medical processes faster, more manageable, and accessible for both patients and healthcare professionals. And, it has also shortened long queues outside medical units. Technology is yet evolving, and it only has the best for everyone in the future.

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