The Effect of Technology on Health

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For the purpose of this paper, Technology is defined as an instrument which allows improved understanding medical care and maintaining humans’ health through better management of their health information. (Msn Encarta, 2008) Many people have a high regard for technology because it is there for humans’ and health technology has a greater benefit. Technology is linked to medicine over the past 100 years. At the beginning of that decade medicine was a little scientific technology because at that time for the first time X-ray machine was built and by the time other scientists tried to produce and develop technological stuffs (Young, 2000). Throughout the years the technology becomes a major part of health industry because it helps and manages in medical field, at the moment most of the medical work done by help of technology such as CAT scanner, Sonar, Gamma knife and microscope. Technology have been advanced in the past 100 years particularly in medicine field, initially technology is used for treatments and preventing diseases. Today technology used for every aspect of medicine even in collection of patients files, making surgeries and diagnosing diseases. The important of technology in every field of technology to fascinate the problems that doctors face during the surgeries and analyze type of sickness. Apart from that, technology mesmerize for the doctors that the record which are available of sick people can be used for other patient to find better solution for diseases or paralyzing. In spite the fact, health technology is growing in health industry, there are a number of people believe that it should be curtailed because tremendous amount of money spent on this technology instead it should be spent on doctors, nurses and hospitals. This is completely untrue because we must look huge potential benefit to mankind and it makes doctors life easier and uncomplicated, the reason behind that is, doctors and specialist can keep patients record or check for new diseases online and these information could be upgraded in the computer. All these people claim these negative things, despite a lot of money waste on technology what have been said, instead it could spend on doctors and patients but it is argued that technology safes time for doctors for example keeping patients medical record and could access health information online which traditionally should have to search the books.

One of the major fields in health industry is diagnosing diseases. Many discoveries made in the past in technology filed and led to great advances in health technology especially in diagnosing diseases. The most important diagnostic tool in the medicine is stethoscope, it is an instrument used to detect sounds in the body, such as heart, lungs and stomach. Doctors listen to the auscultation of heart and other organs by an instrument, which is stethoscope, doctors, can hear the sound of opening and closing of valves of heart (Tanser, 2006). The diseases could be identified by this medical technology and could find the severity of diseases and determine extend of the illness.

The second reason is that, treating, and preventing disease. Their aims are to help people live longer, happier, more active lives with less pain and disability. Medical scientists with the new technology are trying to search for new drugs, effective treatments that could help human and make life better, and with more advanced technology. These technologies are for example, cardiac catheterization and radionuclide imaging (Tanser, 2006). These devices are used to treat and prevent serious illnesses. Cardiac catheterizations prevent human body from heart attack and treat any problems with artery and vein pulmonary. Radionuclide imaging is a sending of a substance to the vein by injection and these substances emit gamma rays. The gamma rays could be detected by gamma cameras. People assert that these gamma rays are very dangerous, but the gamma rays are not dangerous that is...
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