The prime objective of the report is to focus on the impact of the latest technologies in the healthcare industry. The extensive development in the field of medical science has led to the enhanced use of latest technologies. The application of hybrid operating rooms in hospital is common these days and along with that tele health tools are also extensively used in the healthcare industries (Bert et al. 2014). The ultra sound imaging devices and healthcare staff management technology are the two widely used new technology along with the patient friendly technologies. The report highlights the strength and weakness of the technologies used in the hospitals. Along with the personal opinion, the report concludes with a strong perception about the effectiveness of the enhanced technology in healthcare industry.
The application of the latest technologies is an added advantage for every healthcare industry as it provides huge reliability to the existing working methodologies. The efficiency of the technologies is also used to enhance the services provided by the hospital authorities to their clients. Technology is used to increase the security of both internal stakeholders of the healthcare industry such as the doctors and managements team as well as the external stakeholders of the hospital authorities such as the patients and marketing teams. The data related to the organisation can be effectively managed by the use of the management software which are developed with advanced version of the programming languages (Greenspan, Van Ginneken and Summers 2016). The main strength of the technology on healthcare is that the mobile application used by the patients and doctors helps in improving the accessibility for both the associated parties, the collaboration between the stakeholders of the hospital can be improved with the application of this mobile technology.
The digital services provided by the hospital authorities can be effectively transformed with the use of the high calibre technologies. The other advantage is the operational efficiency in which each stakeholder associated with the hospital is benefitted by it. The capacity for innovation can be improved with the help of latest technologies.
This section of the report focuses on the limitations of the latest technologies in the healthcare industry. The application of the technology is very much expensive; the maintenance cost of the technologies is also very much on the higher side. The other challenges of the use of the latest technology in the healthcare industry is the knowledge about the new technology which has to be very much on a higher side so that maximum effectiveness of those technologies can be achieved (Yang et al. 2015). The other issue related to the new technologies is that it faces compatibility issues with the other kinds of technologies when they are integrated with each other. Over dependency is the major issue of the use of the latest technologies. Significant amount of time is required to adapt to the new technologies which is a prime concern in the healthcare industries. The application of the latest technologies is very much prone to different kinds of security issues such as the cyber security problems such as the ransomeware. The protection of data related to the patient as well as the other important stakeholders of the hospital may be under threat due to the excessive use of the networking technologies.
Advance training sessions should be given to all the stakeholders of the hospital who deals with the latest technologies. The incorporation of the new medical technologies should be should be properly bonded by the rules and regulations of the hospital. Every member of the hospital should be engaged in the application of the new technologies (Khan et al. 2015). The human interventions should also be considered during the implementation of the medical technologies. The health needs of the people should be properly understood before implementing any kinds of technology to them. Effective risk mitigating team should be integrated in every hospital area which will be dealing with all the issues related to the incorporated technologies. Over dependency should be minimised as much as possible as it is very important for the healthcare industry for stress more on the human aspects. Use of efficient anti-virus software programs should be encouraged so that cyber security issues can be minimized to a great extent.
According to me, medical technology can be categorised into information technology, bio tech, healthcare services and medical devices. From the above report, it can be said that the application of the latest technologies can significantly affect any healthcare industry. The applications of latest technologies can have both positive and negative impact on the healthcare industry. Network hacking problems can be successfully solved with the use of the latest operating systems. According to me the susceptibility of the network hackers can be purposefully solved with the help of the latest technologies. According to me the application of the latest technology can also leave a positive impact on the medical students as well. The administration of the bigger modules of a healthcare industry can be very much easier with the application of the latest technologies. The healthcare reform bills should also be changes with the passage of time as the needs and requirements of the clients keep on changing with time. In can be said that application of technology can impact safety and security of all the stakeholders in a hospital.
From the above report, it can be concluded that that the application of the technology can be used improve in different aspects of a healthcare industry such as the communication, education, efficiency and equity. However, it can be also found the increased use of the technologies can also have a negative impact on the growth and productivity of the hospital authority in the form of over dependency. The report helps us to understand the impact of medical science in the healthcare industry. Lack of standardization is other important aspect of the application of technology in a healthcare industry. The hospital equipment’s can be tested in an efficient way with the help of the latest technologies as it would enhance the quality of services provided to the clients from the hospital authorities. Thus it can be said that the incorporation of new technologies in a hospital should be subjected to effective strategies so that the desired results are obtained.
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