Printing 3D Molds & Human Tissue from your EMR

3D printing and EMRs: Will they connect soon?

The day cosmetic surgeons can print molds directly from their EHR software may not be too far ahead of us. Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, has already launched a master’s program teaching the core principals of bioprinting; they’re focusing on using 3D printers to grow human tissue. In the same study, Healthcare IT News also mentions the increased savings resulting from the use of 3D printers in healthcare practices.

The ways 3D printers may offer medical advantages

3D Printing EMRThe increasing technological capabilities remind us that we are living in an era where the seemingly impossible becomes just the opposite in relatively short periods of time. As the use of 3D printing becomes more prevalent in common situations over the coming years, the uses for such technology will encompass more than we can imagine. Not only will we be able to grow human tissue from such devices, but we may be able to use 3D printing for the construction of molds, vaccines, and possibly even medications. While it may seem far fetched, cell phones were barely a reality in the late 1980s and now we often see people with more than one.

Other uses for this technology can be printing actual medical devices such as endoscopes, tubing, adhesives, and more. It’s quite possible that this technology will be used for printing creams, gels, and other healthcare related substances. The image above showing a human heart in the process of printing may not be too far off the grid either.

Printing from your EMR

Although it’s not quite there yet, let’s not rule out the option of printing directly from your EHR in the near future. With the click-of-a-button, everything mentioned in this article and more may eventually become a reality as the printing is done right in front of our eyes.

Making it Rain – Cloud-based Healthcare to Reach $10 Billion

Cloud-based EMR software expected to reach ten billion dollars

Experts in the healthcare industry estimate that cloud computing throughout healthcare will reach nearly $10 billion. MarketsandMarkets predicts that the industry will be seeing an increase from $3.73 billion this year to a jaw-dropping $9.48 billion by the year 2020.

Understanding what this means for healthcare professionals

As a healthcare professional, you may be noticing the changing environments and the increased discussion around information technology in the healthcare industry. As EMR software companies struggle to keep up with MU requirements, maintain compliance with strict HIPPA regulations, and offer solutions at affordable costs (some, not all), professionals using various electronic healthcare recording software available have an increased sense of feeling overwhelmed.

Keeping it simple through all the complexity

Frequently noted across blogs, articles, and journals, the increasing number of EHR software companies are competing neck-to-neck in order to grow their customer base and stay ahead of the competition. Although very few companies truly offer all-in-one solutions for practices, clinics, and hospitals, there is one company that does.

With well over 20 different platforms developed for specialties throughout the entire medical field, companies like Meditab, FertilityEHR, CosmetiSuite, and AllergyEHR are all-encompassing.

These companies offer features not limited to scheduling, billing, claims submissions, secure messaging, patient portals, tools for practice analysis, referral management, electronic prescription ordering, lab test ordering and viewing, secure document transmission and viewing, and much more.

How to find an EMR that’s a perfect fit for you

Most companies offer demos so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity before making a long-term commitment. Through proper research and testing, any of these companies above may prove to be exactly what your practice needs.