Healthcare Technology Trends
Post a brief description of general healthcare technology trends, particularly related to data/information you have observed in use in your healthcare organization or nursing practice. Describe any potential challenges or risks that may be inherent in the technologies associated with these trends you described. Then, describe at least one potential benefit and one potential risk associated with data safety, legislation, and patient care for the technologies you described. Next, explain which healthcare technology trends you believe are most promising for impacting healthcare technology in nursing practice and explain why. Describe whether this promise will contribute to improvements in patient care outcomes, efficiencies, or data management. Be specific and provide examples.
The technological advancement in the modern world has greatly impacted the technology-related aspects and the healthcare sector. Medical experts in my health organization are applying the general healthcare technological trends which have improved the medical services in the health organization (Han, Hyun, Chae, Lee & Lee, 2020). General healthcare technological trends, especially those related to data or information, include The Internet of Medical Things and Medical Cloud Storage Systems. The Internet of Medical Things entails mobile applications in tracking, especially chronic diseases, and how to address such diseases (Pustokhina, Pustokhin, Gupta, Khanna, Shankar & Nguyen, 2020). The Medical Cloud Storage, where my organization is storing and sharing large files through the cloud-based platforms.
One potential benefit of using The Internet of Medical Things and Medical Cloud Storage in terms of data safety, legislation, and patient care is the guaranteed confidentiality of patients’ information. Another benefit of using the Internet of Medical Things and the Medical Cloud Storage is that it is easier to carry out health research using the computer systems’ information than recorded information in books. However, several potential risks face the use of these general healthcare technology trends that interfere with their effectiveness (Coventry& Branley, 2018). One of the potential risks is a case where unauthorized personnel may have access to the computer systems hosting the Medical Cloud Storage, thereby interfering with the recorded information and data.
One healthcare technological trend that is the most promising medical advancement is Telemedicine services. Telemedicine is an approach that will entail medical experts offering health services to patients in remote areas without any physical contact with the patients. The health practitioners using Telemedicine will consult the patients through a video-conferencing tool. One great advantage of Telemedicine, especially during this period of the Covid 19 Pandemic, is that it will reduce physical contact, reducing the spread of the Covid 19 virus (Bashshur, Doarn, Frenk, Kvedar & Woolliscroft, 2020). One factor that will facilitate Telemedicine tools is the increased use of technological devices among many people; therefore, many people will find it easier to access the video-conferencing tool.
Bashshur, R., Doarn, C. R., Frenk, J. M., Kvedar, J. C., & Woolliscroft, J. O. (2020). Telemedicine and the COVID-19 pandemic, lessons for the future.
Coventry, L., & Branley, D. (2018). Cybersecurity in healthcare: a narrative review of trends, threats, and ways forward. Maturitas, 113, 48-52.
Han, J. H., Hyun, Y. G., Chae, U., Lee, G. H., & Lee, J. Y. (2020). A Study On the Healthcare Technology Trends through Patent Data Analysis. Journal of Digital Convergence, 18(3), 179-187.
Pustokhina, I. V., Pustokhin, D. A., Gupta, D., Khanna, A., Shankar, K., & Nguyen, G. N. (2020). An effective training scheme for the deep neural network in edge computing enabled Internet of medical things (IoMT) systems. IEEE Access, 8, 107112-107123.