Information Technology and Its Role in the Medical Industry

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Information Technology and Its Role in the Medical Industry Introduction People in the past had this belief that anything can be accomplished by taking controls of the things that are in our hand. Certainly, there will be some temporary disruption from time to time. Nevertheless, in today's environment, there is no easy way out. As soon as a change is assimilated, another one pops up (Killer, 1994). Generally there are countless changes taking place all together. There is limited control over the environment and in order to navigate through these rapid times, caution should be exercised. Vision and leadership make thriving change. As the change agent, first step is to craft a vision of the future that is able to focus on the group's energy (Kemp et al 1996). Thе vision should contrast what is with what could be and should be inclusive enough to guide how the gap of the future should be abridged. Information Technology (IT) is a broad based term that includes a combination of the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of information in a computing or telecommunications platform. In terms of a scientific discipline, it is relatively new, appearing in a 1958 article in the Harvard Business Review in which the authors said, "this new technology does not yet have a single established name. We shall call it information technology (IT)" (Dunn, 2011). The field has been part of the tremendous growth in computing and telecommunications, and remains vital it is

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