Cis500 Assignment 4

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Abstract In this assignment, I will compare and contrast monitoring of patient vital signs using mobile computing technology to in-patient visits to the doctor’s office and hospital. Next, I will analyze the advantages and disadvantages of using mobile computing technology to monitor patients. Afterward, I will assess the security concerns with regard to the transmission of personal medical information over wireless networks. Last but not least, I will assess the use of social networking for group support for patients with similar medical concerns. Mobile computing and portable devices are changing the relationships between human and computers which are introducing a new approach of communication based on context (Ribeiro & Maitelli, 2012). Compare and contrast monitoring of patient vital signs using mobile computing technology to in-patient visits to the doctor’s office and hospital. The ability to digitally record and transmit medical records electronically saves money and lives (Caswell, 2012). Health information technology (health IT) lets us manage our health information, communicate electronically with health care providers, and improve the quality and coordination of care (Caswell, 2012). Monitoring patient vital signs helps with determination of medical conditions. It is a very important factor in everyday patient care. Some things that can be done in the doctors office/hospital can be done on a persons mobile phone with the correct application. There are many patients with chronic or debilitating diseases who do not need to remain in the hospital but needs constant monitoring of their vitals to assist in early detection of dangerous situations (Ribeiro & Maitelli, 2012). Prime example would be a mobile computing technology device allowing a patient to monitor their body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, sugar level, oxygen level, respiratory
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