Technology Bridging the Health Care Gap Multimedia instructional methods such as video or pictorial-based stories have been shown to be substantially more effective than brochures, articles, and mailings (Austin, Matlack, Dunn, Kesler, & Brown, 1995; Houts, Doak, Doak, & Loscalzo, 2006; Mohrmann, et al., 2000; Murray, Davis, Tai, Coulter, Gray, & Haines, 2001; Pott et al, 1996; Vargas, et al, 2008). The effect of enhanced retention of information with visual learning is particularly pronounced in geriatric or low literacy groups which comprise a large percentage of Medicare recipients (Myers, et al, 2009). The effect of enhanced retention of information with visual learning is particularly pronounced in geriatric or low literacy groups which comprise a large percentage of Medicare recipients. The end of the Twentieth Century saw the growth of health care kiosks, which can provide non-text-based personal communication. They already have been appearing in public places since the 1980s, primarily in the United Kingdom through the British National Health Service. They also have begun to appear around the United States, such as in medical centers, churches, and even airports. Ease of use, even designing them like automatic teller machines (ATMs), is a major way to entice use (GE Healthcare, 2005). The community-based use of such emerging information technology to provide health promotion and information on major urban health problems has the promise to empower individuals in
information. The laws shielding privacy are certainly confusing; it is said that the HIPAA Privacy Rule would be measured the slightest shared denominator for the privacy regulations within that it would require obvious patient consents would only be for the use and disclosures of documents outside the purposes of treatments, payments, or even the functioning activities. The state by-laws are varied within the degrees in which private health info would be secure, in addition
While advancements in technology have positively impacted the nursing field, it has also created huge concerns with patient privacy and sharing of protected health information leading to detrimental effects to patients and their families. Indeed, technology is changing the face of healthcare with positive innovations to reduce medication errors and documentation errors. However, technology at our fingertips has created immense concerns with sharing of protected health information of patients via social media, email and other means of communication via technology. This paper addresses why I feel the advancement of technology has numerous deficits that need more research and implementation of new laws and policies to safeguard the
Mhealth has reached the poorest of communities (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d.). More than 9 million patients email their physician in 2009 (Digital Health Care, 2010), because patients’ busy lifestyles do not allow time for an office visit for non-emergent health conditions. . In recent years, the expansion of mobile health (mhealth) technologies, including health text messaging, mobile phone applications, remote monitoring, and portable sensors, have changed the way health care is being delivered in the U.S. and globally (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d.). Patients like the convenience of communicating with his or her physician through advanced technology.
Use of consumer healthcare information technology through web-based applications, mobile devices, and patient portals allowed Surae Lucie to electronically view and download her mother’s healthcare information. This was especially helpful since English is a second language to her mother and the information could be viewed repeatedly over a period until her mother understood the physician’s orders of medications and compare that to what Surae Lucie’s mother was taking.
When creating training modules for direct care staff members, using visual aids can provide information and explanations in an efficient, timely manner. Videos and visual aids are also easier for individuals to recall. 13
Many individuals learn using a combination of styles. After considering all aspects of my patient I created my teaching plan to benefit visual, auditory, and tactile learners. My plan included an informative brochure that I created at a reading level suitable for my patient and visual aids consisting of tables such as “My Plate,” nutrition labels, and certain foods to avoid. The visual aids were necessary for my patient’s literacy level
Medical technology encompasses a wide range of healthcare products and is used to diagnose, monitor, and treat diseases or medical conditions that affect humans. This may included but not limited too, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and medical equipment. Such technologies are intended to improve the quality of healthcare delivered through earlier diagnosis, less invasive treatment options and reductions in hospital stays and rehabilitation times. Recent advances in medical technology have also focused on cost reduction. Medical technology may include medical devices, information technology, biotech, and healthcare services. The impacts of medical technology may involve social and ethical issues. For example physicians may seek objective information from technology rather than listening to subjective patient reports. A major contributor of healthcare expenditure in America is the advancement of medical technology. According to several studies it is shown that there is a correlation between the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) and money allocated to healthcare. One of the leading theories is that medical technology is growing faster than expected.
I do not have an electronic patient health record with a provider. I would prefer to use the electronic patient health record because it will be beneficial for managing my healthcare. My health information such as treatments, vaccinations, medications, allergies and other data can be accessed anytime and from anywhere. This feature will allow me to make informed decisions about my health and wellness. Moreover, the healthcare providers can access this information as well and this data access will allow the providers to work in coordination with the patient to provide ideal and safe care. Especially, if there is an emergency situation, the electronic patient health record will provide necessary information to the provider to act quickly and
Technology is the key to the future of health care and the world. Technology is doubling every few years and with these advancements of modern medicine, many lives will be saved. Our book explains one of these emerging technology advancements, Telecare. Telecare is “the remote delivery of healthcare services into the person’s home facilitated by communication technologies that include the use of person-centered reactive monitoring devices.”(Hebda & Czar, 2013, p. 506) This advancement in healthcare will allow patients who are house bound receive the care they deserve. In addition to telecare, electronic aspirin is another emerging technology.
The first article I reviewed outlined the history of the EHR and discussed the possible future directions of the EHR while the second article measured the successes of the CPOE and new avenues for hospitals with the CPOE.
Kathryn Ramos and Robyn Mayfield, in the education department at GHC, were contacted via email for methods/techniques to improve presentation of patient education. A meeting was scheduled. The following questions were communicated through email: Best practice for presenting education to adults especially 65 years and up; education materials available at GHC either written, internet, or otherwise; best practice for written information; other possible sources of information on education to the elderly (65 years and up); any other information you think would be beneficial.
I find the concept of kiosk check-in for clinic appointments to be empowering. Helping myself rather than waiting for someone to assist me, would always be my preference. Having said that, I would want to make certain someone was available to ask questions should I encounter challenges with the technology. I see this similar to retail stores that have numerous self-checkout stands with one individual available to provide assistance when needed. Transformation is one of the key components in the future of healthcare (Porter-O’Grady & Malloch, 2015) and embracing the digital age is an integral part of that transformation. Your innovative change embraces both transformation and the move toward digital technology. It seems to be a logical
Disruptive innovation process is for all businesses and in health care it is proved to be the most useful innovation because it helped in making healthcare available for all and affordable for all. The well design model of business administration used by big industries to cut down the cost and making the expensive technological services and goods available to mass is called "Disruptive Innovation''. This process used in health care has changed the affordability and make it accessible to all general people.
The future trends in health care are limitless. From using applications that perform EKG’s to robot-assisted surgery, the rapid expansion of technology applications in health care is astounding. Advancing technology also pushes the boundaries of health care in its ability to integrate health care information. The integration of health care information is critical to the effective, efficient delivery of quality care in a now fragmented health care system. This paper will assess how the internet or any new forms of electronic communication can be used as an external delivery source of communicating patient-specific information, address the impact of distance delivery on health care, how these communication issues impact health care today and