Essay on The Computer - Its Effect in Healthcare

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The computer is an electronic data processing machine. It works more or less like the human brain but brings forth results at a marvelous speed. It is the most recent contribution of technology that boosts productivity, reduces costs, and makes a gradual increase in our earnings. If we analyze our daily lives, most of our work is connected with computers, directly or indirectly. People interact with computers in fields such as education, healthcare and communication; however, healthcare is the area that has been most assisted by computer. Nearly every area of healthcare today uses computer and its related software. Computer, with its power to increase capability, accuracy, and availability of information, plays an important role in …show more content…
According to the American novelist Erma Bombeck, “Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You’re not out until the computer says you’re out of it.” (brainyquote.com). She points on the significance of computer technology in hospitals in her famous quote.
Computer Software is used liberally in diagnosing of diseases. Computer and computerized devices assist physicians, technicians, and nurses in different stages of diagnosis. Doctors us the internet and software to research and diagnose health condition. One of the increasingly popular medical techniques, Magnetic Resonance Scan (MRI Scan) which is used to visualize detailed internal structure of our body and diagnose problems associated with our body part is done using pre-saved computer programs ( Darrow, Foo, Mullick, and Vaidya Par.4). A new computer program called CLINDERM has been created to diagnose different skin diseases (Potter 8). Doctors use this program on their personal microcomputer during the procedure. This particular computer program helps to diagnose any presented skin disease, excluding “single tumors” (Potter 8). Neurometrix is one of the leading branches of neurology. It is the computer – assisted diagnosis of brains’ dysfunctions. It provides brains’ electrical activity in people between 6 and 90 years old. A normal person’s chart will show small values whereas patients’ with “neurological impairment or psychiatric

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