Dr. Samuel Otoo
Paragraph #2 The Importance of Technology in Medicine
The Implementation of Technology in Medicine
The importance of technology in medicine is evident in information storage, treatment, and diagnosis. For one thing, information storage is one of these factors. For example, patients’ data or information system allows doctors or nurses at different locations to access patients’ records from the database. Also, it allow for doctors to compare methods of treating illness. This type of computer application enables doctors and nurses to easily find the medical history of patients, physical ailments, and prescribed medicines. In addition, computers allow for faster communication between the doctor and his patients; they can seek advice from him. Without information technology, it would be harder to identify a patient, and easier to give the wrong prescription or book the wrong surgery. Nevertheless, patients’ privacy is also required. An article on Ehow website explains that, “Healthcare organizations must protect patient privacy. Patient privacy can be protected in many of the same ways that privacy is protected in other information technology systems. Firewalls make it more difficult for hackers to obtain unauthorized access to information systems” (information technology strategies for medicine). According to this article, network administrators monitor the access of patient files to detect whether or not someone accesses them inappropriately Computer software is used for diagnosis of diseases, and only doctors and nurses know about patients’ information. Another importance also of technology is treatment applications. Many diseases have always been a mystery for scientists. Fortunately, technology has come to the aid of people and pets too. Today, with new technology, medical solutions are being developed for devastating diseases such as Cancer, AIDS, and Leukemia. By using technology, scientists can...