Modern Day Medicine And Health Informatics

1063 WordsJul 24, 20165 Pages
Medicine in the 21st Century has continued to push the boundaries of science to unthinkable limits, often fusing complex technological elements and concepts together to achieve great feats. Two major contributing factors that have increased the use of high-technology in modern day medicine are Evidence-based Medicine and Health-Informatics. One study completed at Ohio State University (2016) proved how beneficial combining high-technologies such as Health Informatics Tools (HIT) and Evidence-Based Medicine can be. "Achieving a vision of 'interventional informatics ' will requires us to re-think how we study HIT tools in order to generate the necessary evidence-base that can support and justify their use as a primary means of improving the human condition" (Embi et al, 2016). This synergistic effect is just one of many countless examples of the successful advancements in medicine today. These strings of successful advancements in medicine can almost certainly be linked to the progression of specific diseases throughout history. The term ‘modern day medicine’ is aging just like our society. The term ‘aging’ is not a new concept. However, the word seems to make individuals, uncomfortable, no matter the gender. Just the sight of gray hair seems to send people into a ‘a mid-life crisis’. The obsession with aging is not isolated to just the U.S. People all across the world are traveling to get Botox injections, face lifts, and Brazilian buttocks lifts. To
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