The technological tool that I have seen in my clinical site is Medscape. It provides information about chronic diseases with their clinical presentation and treatment approaches. It provides students and new graduates an idea of what to look for with differential diagnosis tool. Medscape is based on the evidence-based practice which provides up to date information about diseases and drugs. It is very accurate and adequate to get information by medical professionals.The deficiency in Medscape is involvement of some unnecessary information for patients when we tried to print education for them as that information can be over warming for them.
The EMR systems in which I came to contact with are Nextgen and Centricity during my clinical rotation. Nextgen program is very basic, less complex and easy to understand for new users as well as older age users who are not very familiar with technology. It is very easy to do charting, ordering medicine, refill the prescription and submitting the chart for billing, whereas Centricity is more professional. Visit summaries are very easily assessable for previous visits. Bright future is an excellent tool during pediatric physical examinations and immunizations/vaccinations are easy to find. This program is more fitted to do customized charting shortcuts. I like both EMR systems as they both have their own good and bad features.