The Asages And Disadvantages And Disadvantages Of Mobile Computing

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Register to read the introduction… Imagine one day you have a fever or notice a rash. You can pick up your phone or tablet and connect to your doctor’s office and submit your symptoms. You could even take a picture of the rash and submit it as well. Your doctor or nurse can then look at your history and compare that information to your current symptoms and make recommendations or even e-prescribe medication to you. E-prescribing is the prescriber's ability to electronically send an accurate, error-free and understandable prescription directly to a pharmacy from the point-of-care. (Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services, 2012) This is far better than getting in the car or taking the bus to the doctor’s office or sitting in a waiting room full of sick people. Getting undressed in a cold office and waiting to finally be seen. Then, getting the prescription, trekking to the drug store and waiting to get it filled. Visiting the doctor’s “cyber office” is a far better, time saving alternative!
Advantages and Disadvantages of Mobile Computing There are advantages and disadvantages to mobile computing. Some advantages are that it is convenient, “computing-on-the-go.” It is easy. You always have your device (or devices) with you. It’s personal. This leads to some disadvantages as well. Many of these devices have personal information on them. If they are lost or stolen, it gives someone else valuable personal data that can be used to compromise your personal or financial life. With personal health information transmitted on these devices, it can hurt the livelihood of the person whose information has fallen into the wrong hands.
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Especially when those who share your illness do not live nearby. These are great components of social support. However, there are also disadvantages to social networking support. My doctor often cautions me about checking symptoms out on WebMD. Actually, he hates the site! The reason is because of – sometimes – misleading information or people trying to self-diagnose themselves and then come into the doctor’s office convinced they have a particular ailment without any kind of tests or validation. Sites like this can be helpful if more doctors contributed to its content. According to Dr. Mukewar of the Mayo clinic, “one of the best resources for patients ideally would be physicians who also have health conditions and who can post a personal experience video on YouTube®, for instance, that would not only be medically correct, credible and trustful but would also contain that first-hand experience that patients with diseases really crave and search for online.” (University of Michigan Health System, 2011). What patients have to be careful about is taking any information from websites as gospel. Always validate what is presented with their healthcare provider. We, as patients, are our own best

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