Health Care and Communication Technology

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Technology changes everything is a phrase that is often used at my place of employment in order to change the perspective of how some people view its many different applications. In the case of our example with the; “Brain Saving Technologies, Inc and the T- Health institute: Medicine through videoconferencing, technology is being used to fundamentally change how medical treatment is delivered (O’Brien & Marakas, 2011). From the perspective of a medical patient I would be completely fine being diagnosed by a medical professional “thousands of miles” away from me dependent on known variables about their training and what types of systems are in place by the organizations to ensure legitimacy in their work. The type of communication technology used and how interactive it would be factors heavily into how I would feel about the diagnoses as a patient. In our book an example of how stroke victims are being aided with the usage of an innovative “Tele-HealthCare Solution” system where simultaneous audio and video with bidirectional videoconferencing that shows full color images would be something needed to build confidence into the diagnosis for me (O’Brien & Marakas, 2011). If the teleconferencing ability wasn’t in real time and and did not offer a very inactive experience I would not feel comfortable supporting the doctors findings. Today’s computer capabilities have options that could actually be used to diagnose patients as effective as being in a medical office. Think about being able to work with a world renowned specialist outside their location where you are talking in real time with a doctor who is a top specialist that’s not available in your market. I am of the belief that American medicine isn’t the worlds best, before this technology could work like online education by expanding access to better treatment to more people at much lower cost. My expectations would be that the Doctors and medical facilities have instituted safe guards so that

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