Cloud-powered communication systems are helping to alleviate the burden of collecting patient information and speeding up communication between healthcare professionals.

Communication in hospitals can be a matter of life and death, yet many hospitals still use paper forms and outdated technologies to gather data and connect healthcare professionals. A new class of mobile technologies coupled with networked communication platforms are helping to reverse this trend by breaking down the silos that exist within the healthcare system, ensuring the free flow of patient records, diagnoses and other vital information between relevant members of staff.

This trend of Cloud-Powered Medical Records looks at new tools that help collect patient data and making it available to  relevant medical professionals as they collaborate assisting patients. This trend is part of the 13 trends featured in PSFK Labs’ Future of Health report; we’ve described some interesting examples from the trend below.

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