Medical Scanning is Going Even Further

According to an article in Digital Trends, the medical community has begun to scan more than medical documentation. At the NYU Medical Center they have begun to scan patient’s palms as a means of identifying them. It uses an infrared scanner that scans the layout and patterns of a patient’s veins in their hand. These patterns are even more unique to a person than their own fingerprints, and as such can serve as the most fool-proof form of identification and help prevent identity theft and reduce paperwork. Scanning a patient’s hand will digitally bring up their medical history, their records, their insurance information and basically anything about the patient the doctors would normally have to go look up of have the patient tell them before treatment. This could eliminate the need for diabetics and people with unconventional but serious allergies, like asprin, to show or consciously express their condition. This way doctors would just know things like that by scanning a patient’s hand to bring up their information, and it could potentially buy doctors precious minutes to save a person’s life.

The first step to all this rapid file retrieval, is of course, medical record scanning Washington DC and everywhere else on the coast could benefit even from this first step. Not that Medical record scanning should be restricted to any place in particular. Anything that gives doctors an edge over their battle against accidents and injuries. When a patient’s medical records are scanned and available in a digital format, the doctors and nurses that are taking care of him or her can more quickly give them the proper treatment for their ailment. It is without question that digital documentation is faster, therefore what reason could a hospital have for not implementing it? There are plenty of document imaging specialists around the East Coast, but few are better than Tarheel Imaging.