Technology In Medicine

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The movie “Elysium” about the future showed a medical pod that is diagnosed the patient, created an electronic record and instantly cured with the report. These ideas seem fantastic, but some of them have already presented in the medicine but at an early stage of development. The medicine evolved with the implementation of technologies during the industrial revolution and now in the time of the information society. Mavericks in medicine have always used new inventions for modifications and improvements of procedures. Therefore, many IT companies nowadays follow the same way by looking to the future and make attempts to implement their innovations in medicine. Some recent IT technologies, such as robotics, networking and artificial systems that …show more content…
The new era of IT brings the ability to communicate using different electronic devices that make communication closer and faster between not only friends and members of families, but also between patients and doctors. Telemedicine is a broad term that includes all electronic and mobile devices, which can be used for collecting data, communication with the patient and diagnosis remotely. An attorney and registered nurse Brous (2016) believes that obtaining medical service distantly for 10 million people in the US via the Internet becomes possible with widespread personal devices like tablets, cell phones, and laptops, which provide the patient 's ability to be online all 24 hours per day (p. 64). It helps to eliminate the distance barrier between doctors and patients as well as organize patients’ biological data for the better treatment. Another advantage of telehealth is Hospital information technology (HIT) that apply for the patients with chronic diseases or heavy traumas that can be treated at home. For the serious illness people who trapped in their own houses, HIT provides safety and security with easy access to healthcare (Xiao-Ying & Pei-Ying, 2016, 2409). Moreover, the expert in clinical engineering Lipschultz (2014) insists that IT technology together with engineers developed biomedical equipment for HIT, such as apnea monitor, pulse …show more content…
CDS systems were created for different purposes, for example, huge storages of medical data or patient monitoring that can provide alarms about the critical clinical situation for medical staff. Therefore, three kinds of CDS systems exist: passive systems that just store the data, semi-active systems that give general recommendation, and active systems can act automatically (Fraccaro et al., 2015, p. 30). IT implementation in medicine sphere allows saving and storing a large amount of information for the future clinical purpose. For supporting healthcare system and hospitals that implement IT function in treatment process, such as CDS, the US Federal government will pay up to 27 billion dollars over 10 years (Carney, 2014, p. 125). That fact proves recognition of CDS as the very important direction in medicine. Some CDS are looks like a website that can recognize diseases according to incoming data like symptoms or gene mutation; the others make recommendation according to software. Both of that system have several particular advantages: provide monitoring and recommendations, summarize information and give the report, create a plan of treatment, signalize about potential hazards, predict future health of the patient (Carney, 2014, p. 126). Even though the article by Wright (2016) reveals that the complexity of CDS systems

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