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".[1] This includes pharmaceuticals, devices, procedures, and organizational systems used in the healthcare industry,[2] as well as computer-supported information systems.

Greater investment in health technologies has reduced the number of medical errors happened. Paper records were replaced in many healthcare organizations by electronic health records. This has brought many changes to healthcare.[3] Drug administration has improved. Healthcare providers can now access medical information easier, provide better treatments and faster results, and save money.[3]

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  1. "Technology, Health". World Health Organization. Archived from the original on August 23, 2004. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  2. INAHTA (International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment). (8 June 2009). "HTA glossary". INAHTA. Archived from the original on 26 May 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Thimbleby, Harold (1 December 2013). "Technology and the Future of Healthcare". Journal of Public Health Research. 2 (3): e28. doi:10.4081/jphr.2013.e28. PMC 4147743. PMID 25170499.