Mobile Computing and Social Networking Essay

1420 Words May 16th, 2013 6 Pages
Mobile Computing and Social Networking Compare and contrast monitoring of patient vital signs using mobile computing technology to in-patient visits to the doctor’s office or hospital.
 As most of the patients carry mobile devices, they understand the ability to monitor vital signs using mobile computing in real-time and saves time instead of visiting a doctor’s office or hospital. Patients can understand vital signs, and they can visit the doctor at a person’s discretion or otherwise can take over the counter medication.
 Although doctor’s office or hospitals provide patients with instructions, they are not able to provide patients with accurate information about the disease but using mobile computing technology, patients can get
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 As the patient’s data saved on the server, the physicians and nurses can view the data from mobile devices, which helps to increase their efficiency.
 Using the mobile computing technology, doctors can view a patient’s lab results real-time and analyze the patient’s condition instead of using the traditional method of receiving the lab results.
 Physicians can view the patient’s medical history and records from anywhere in the world, which allows to take care of the patients more proficiently.
 Using mobile computing devices in the hospital reduces the space in the hospitals, can accommodate more patients and helps to reduce the cost on the extra space.
 Mobile computing devices creates less clutter and lower costs while delivering more services more efficiently.
 Mobile computing technology minimizes paperwork and reduces errors. All the data regarding the patient’s medical and billing records stored in the database servers.
 Mobile devices consume less energy than the desktops, workstations that help to save on the electricity bills.
 Mobile devices have more functionality and connectivity than traditional phones.
 Using the mobile application, improved emergency admission process.
 Mobile scanner helps the pharmacist to scan prescription drug container to identify the drug, the number of pills or units remaining in the bottle.
 Disadvantages of mobile computing technology to monitor patients
 Security
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