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Case Report - Journal of Primary Care and General Practice (2023) Volume 6, Issue 3

The Impact of Technology on Primary Care and General Practice

Bruce Shaw *

Department of Bioinformatics, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Usa

*Corresponding Author:
Bruce Shaw
Department of Bioinformatics, University of Minnesota, Usa

Received: 02-May-2023, Manuscript No. AAPCGP-23-1003015; Editor assigned: 03-May-2023, PreQC No. AAPCGP-23-1003015(PQ); Reviewed:16-May-2023, QC No. AAPCGP-23-100315; Revised:18-May-2023, Manuscript No. AAPCGP-23-1003015(R); Published:25-May-2023, DOI: 10.35841/aapcgp-6.3.141

Citation: Shaw B. The Impact of Technology on Primary Care and General Practice.: J Prim Care Gen Pract 2023;6(3):148

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Technology has had a significant impact on the field of healthcare, including primary care and general practice. This article explores the transformative role of technology in primary care, focusing on electronic health records (EHRs), telemedicine, and remote monitoring. It discusses the benefits, challenges, and considerations associated with technology implementation in these settings 1].

Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

EHRs have revolutionized healthcare documentation, enabling efficient and secure storage of patient information. They enhance care coordination among healthcare providers, facilitate communication, and support data-driven clinical decision-making. EHRs also enable the analysis of large datasets to improve population health management and identify trends and patterns in patient care


Telemedicine has expanded access to care, particularly in underserved or remote areas. It allows patients to receive virtual consultations, eliminating the need for travel and reducing waiting times. Telemedicine also facilitates remote monitoring of patients with chronic conditions, enabling timely interventions and proactive management. It enhances convenience and patient engagement, promoting continuity of care 2].

Data Security

The implementation of technology in primary care raises concerns about data security and patient privacy. Healthcare organizations must adopt robust cybersecurity measures and adhere to privacy regulations to safeguard patient information 3].


Interoperability challenges exist due to the multitude of systems and platforms used in healthcare. Seamless data exchange between different technology solutions is crucial for effective care coordination and continuity 4].



Technology has transformed primary care and general practice, improving healthcare delivery, patient engagement, and clinical decision-making. Electronic health records (EHRs) have enhanced documentation, care coordination, and data analysis. Telemedicine and remote monitoring have expanded access to care, improved convenience, and facilitated virtual consultations. However, challenges related to data security, interoperability, and the digital divide must be addressed. By harnessing the power of technology and overcoming these challenges, primary care and general practice can enhance efficiency, improve patient outcomes, and transform the healthcare landscape.


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