Essay On Health Technology

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Health technology is defined by the World Health Organization as the "application of organized knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of lives”. The introduction of technology in the field of healthcare has proven to be a boon to the mankind, may it be in the form of information technology, diagnostics or invention and accessibility to new medicines and procedures. Taking into account the scenario of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the healthcare technologies though introduced to the nation are still inaccessible to the communities in need. The Islamic Republic of Pakistan feels feels that the reason for such plight is bagged by the low level…show more content…
Increase in health expenditure by the government could do wonders. With 61% of population residing in rural areas, the high out-of-pocket cost of seeking healthcare makes it next to impossible for the major proportion of population to access the healthcare even in emergency. Moreover, with <1% of GDP expenditure in health sector, there could be no hope of improvement as to increase the infrastructure, human resources or access to healthcare, the prime need is MONEY. Therefore, the government budget should be planned such that there is enough room for healthcare sector to implement the policies in action. II. The use of Health Information Technology (HIT) should be given a boost at a large scale to prevent medical record errors, promote health information exchange between different organisations and reduce the unnecessary paperwork and unproductive worktime. The follow up with tuberculosis patients could become easy with an access to HIT which can help promote treatment adherence. Also, the defaulters in immunization programs could be reduced and traced in a single
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