• Recent advancements in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Potential problems facing the implementation of medical advancements
  • How Ambula can help

One of the most essential and in-demand medical specialties, orthopedic surgery, is rapidly increasing and advancing, especially with the expansion of ASCs (ambulatory surgical centers). ASCs allow the practice of orthopedic medicine to become more accessible and affordable, while technological advancements in technique facilitate safer and simpler solutions to medical problems.

Recent advancements in Orthopedic Surgery

So what exactly are these medical advancements in the orthopedic field that make this crucial specialty so successful? Much like the rest of society, the techniques within orthopedics are swiftly becoming enhanced through technological advancements. For example, through 3D bioprinting, surgeons will soon no longer have to rely on uncustomized bone and joint implants, reducing the chances of instability or implant rejection post-surgery. Moreover, the use of robots for assistance in surgical procedures and mixed reality, which combines both virtual and augmented technologies, is incredibly promising in refining the preoperative planning and intraoperative surgical techniques surrounding a patient. These amazing advancements are only a few of the several emerging improvements in orthopedic medicine.

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Potential problems facing the implementation of medical advancements 

After familiarizing oneself with some of the recent advancements in orthopedic medicine, one might wonder if there are any limitations surrounding these unequivocally positive medical upgrades. And unfortunately, not even these crucial advancements are free from the problematic limitations that come with most things. One of such limitations is the actual implementation and incorporation of these techniques into existing medical practices and ASCs. Many professionals may consider incorporating these advancements into one’s practice tedious due to the outdated systems of support for practice order and organization, such as paper medical charts or health records, which often limit a practitioner’s ability to keep up with implementation.

Shockingly, it is estimated that an incredible 49% of orthopedic care providers have yet to adopt a proper orthopedic EHR system to support their practice. With the 2023 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting being just around the corner and an expected attendee count of 30,000 individuals who “will have the opportunity to learn about the latest industry trends and medical advancements in educational sessions,” one can approximate that half of all attendees (~15,000 individuals) will be left without a simple and streamlined method of incorporating the latest industry trends and medical advancements shared at the AAOS 2024 conference into their practice. EMRs save physicians time and can help prevent the human errors that come with written forms.

Yet, does this mean the solution to the limitations surrounding technological orthopedic advancements is simply the incorporation of EMRs? Not quite. This is because even EMRs are subject to their own limitations, such as the fact that most existing EMRs are often outdated, created without the consideration of orthopedics, or with restrictions in their adaptive abilities. Thus, even if a practice switches from paper to electronic records, the wrong EMR will leave users struggling to incorporate new or advanced procedures into a rigid, outdated structure instead of simply allowing users to incorporate them flawlessly. So, where does this leave the future of implementing such advancements? That is where the technological advancements in orthopedics and the revolutionary customization features of Ambula EMR align to play.

How Ambula EMR can help Orthopedic Advancements 

To reiterate, the limitations that surely exist around incorporating medical advancements in orthopedic medicine are luckily not immune to a solution. One such solution comes from the existence of modern EMRs meant to fill this gap in adaptable and orthopedic-aware structural technologies, such as Ambula.

Ambula’s Form Builder allows the electronic incorporation of these new techniques and advancements to fit into one’s practice seamlessly. Ambula’s customizable Work Flow feature ensures that a practice’s existing forms and flows are adaptable, if need be. Ambula’s unique and unmatched Work Flow customization allows for the seamless incorporation of these advancements into practice by the user instead of the EMR. In turn, physicians and other healthcare workers responsible for running an ASC are saved incredibly significant amounts of unfathomably important time.

In conclusion, EMRs can be essential for keeping practices up to date on the latest procedures and medical advancements. As treatment technology expands, it makes sense that the supportive technologies structuring medical industries also expand. Advanced techniques should be used by modernized support technologies, such as Ambula EMR, to help healthcare workers save time while still keeping up with technique expansions.

To learn more about how Ambula EMR can help streamline your practice, contact the Ambula Healthcare team at (818) 308-4108!

Published On: November 16th, 2022Categories: Healthcare EMR Software

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