Automation Of Health Care : The Heart Of The Hippocratic Oath
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Automation of Health Care Maximizing successful patient outcomes is the heart of the Hippocratic Oath. To treat one’s illness to the best of a physician’s ability while preserving a patient’s privacy is the foundation of health professionals and health care institutions strategic intent. While this oath is one of the oldest binding documents in history its principles are still held sacred today (Tyson, 2001). The use of this oath or a modern version of it, with graduating medical professionals, is common. The spirit of this oath suggests new technologies capable of improving patient outcomes should be embraced. This has not always been the case as health care has started to become digital. Castillo, Martinez-Garcia and Pulido (2010)…show more content… This virtual surgeon can operate using today’s technology from anywhere in the world.
While technological advancements are becoming the new norms for operating a health care institution, current and new standards are being updated to help facilitate the industries transition to digital. These new methods for conducting business require a reevaluation with respect to protecting important and confidential patient information. Technology is outpacing the health care industries ability to govern its adoption in support of maximizing patient outcomes, while protecting secure information. This analysis will assess how health care institutions can improve the quality and speed of care through integration and adoption of new technology. It will assess how health institutions can stay current with technology advancements and maximize opportunities through expansion of the institutions risk management and/or regulatory intelligence program.
Quality and speed are not contradictory outcomes but dependent variables necessary to drive down cost while ensuring appropriate patient outcomes. Improving the availability and the speed of information and procedures governing operations can improve both operational efficiencies and patient outcomes. Whether it is seeing more patients, performing more procedures, or ensuring the receipt of correct medications, technology and its proper adoption can support a health