Emerging Trends Of Technology And Healthcare

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Emerging Trends of Technology in Healthcare As technology in healthcare continues to grow, it seems as if the possibilities are endless. I see this growth as something new, improved, and promising for the future of healthcare. I am sure that not everyone feels that way. But, I feel if the research is done and the tools are used properly with proper privacy guidelines taken, that it is easy to see that this is going to be the way of the future, whether everyone likes it or not. It is something that will continue to grow with the growth of healthcare and new technological advances. One of the main advances that the healthcare world is being taken by storm with currently is the expanding use of telemedicine. Throughout this paper I will discuss what exactly telemedicine is. What the advantages as well as disadvantages of telemedicine are. Then, I will also discuss telemedicine I the VA, since it is something that is personal to me as I work at the VA. What is telemedicine? Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another using electronic communication in order to improve the patient’s clinical health status (What is Telemedicine? ). Telemedicine began expanding over 40 years ago when hospitals began extending care to patients in remote areas using telemedicine. It has since been integrated into operations of hospitals, specialty departments, home health agencies, private physicians’ offices as well as consumer’s homes and…

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