Mobile Computing Advantages And Disadvantages

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Register to read the introduction… There are distinct advantages and disadvantages of using this technology to monitor patients. Some of the well-known advantages of the use are a reduction in spending and streamlined patient care; reduction in patient risks, such as medical errors and hospital infections; and real-time data for the patient and potential provider. By using the smartphone, or application the patient is able to access vitals and discuss with his or her doctor. Also, the doctor is able to see instant reports of the patient’s monitoring, and can discuss remedies and a prognosis as a result. Additionally, the patient’s use of the mobile device eases the workload at the providers’ facility or hospital, reducing the amount of paperwork generated as a result of monitoring manually. Mobile computing saves the patient time, as numerous trips to the doctor’s office are no longer needed, and it reduces the cost of having to present a Co-pay for the doctor’s visit, as required by insurance companies. On the flip side, the disadvantages, or risks associated with the use of mobile computing are privacy and confidentiality. These risks are associated with all users and when patients’ data or personal information is collected by the healthcare agency, it’s difficult to know who should have direct access to the information, and for what purpose. The

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