(Ha & Longnecker, 2010). With the amount of technology available to the public, improving communication between patients and doctors is a realistic goal and media plays a vital role in accomplishing this goal through media. By improving patient-doctor interactions it enhances self-motivation and determination, providing information on issues and facilitating discussi... ... middle of paper ... ...m.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1103591 Saleh, J., Robinson, B. S., Kugler, N. W., Illingworth, K. D., Patel, P., & Saleh, K. J. (2012). Effect of Social Media in Health Care and Orthopedic Surgery.
Over the years, the field of medicine has undergone several changes for the improvement and effectiveness of its services. The technology field is one new development which has impacted medicine, and it has impacted medicine in mostly positive ways. Telemedicine is a field that deals with treatment and diagnosis of medical problems via telecommunication technology. Telemedicine involves offering care of services when distance is an issue. Remote healthcare services can be offered efficiently through tele-care across remote regions.
Because of this development, home Tele-care is evolving rapidly as a means of proving health care in community or home environment where the primary support focuses on the patient rather than a health professional. The application of this strategy has been of help to rural and remote places where locating well-equipped hospitals is a challenge. Information technology has helped healthcare providers use the knowledge of computer in wireless and handheld technologies. They are increasingly using personal digital assistants (PDAs) for tracking patients, making medical references, personal use and giving doses of drugs. In the United States of America, three-quarters of physicians use computerized handheld technology, such as PDAs, in the provision of patient care.
“Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve patients’ health status” (Wager, Lee, & Glaser, 2013, p. 156.) Telemedicine is a tool that enables providers to deliver health care services to patients at distant location, and it is often promoted as a means of addressing the imbalances in the distribution of health care resources (Wager, Lee, & Glaser, 2013, p. 156.) Telemedicine can be as simple as a telephone conversation among two doctors at different locations or as complex as using satellite technology to provide a consultation between a doctor and a patient that are located in different countries.
The client stresses, which adds to the emergency; and the physician waits to diagnosis until the medical records arrive. A way to improve emergent situations is through telemedicine (Gaguski, 2007). The electronic submission of medical records is one component; however, video conferences, client portals, transmissions of vital signs, and call centers for medical advice are all parts of telemedicine ("Telemedicine Defined," 2010). Clients who live in remote communities benefit from telemedicine because they do not drive for medical advice, education, or vital signs (Gaguski, 2007). While saving money and time, rural citizens have access to updated health care.
By understanding patient sentiments and taking appropriate action to translate negative feedback into improved care can help a hospital improve its brand image. WebMD is a health information service that provides regular health related advice and suggestions to its users. WebMD is collaborating with T... ... middle of paper ... ...y, Friendliness of staff, Quality of food etc. Starbucks uses a NLP platform to track its mentions on the web to monitor its brand presence and beverage popularity. There are many other industries where sentiment analysis does have a huge potential business value.
With the advancement in communication and networking technologies, people who live in rural can access the internet to connect primitive rural healthcare centers to well advanced modern urban setups and thereby provide better consultation and diagnostic care to the needy people. In recent years, portable electronics and wireless technologies have grown rapidly in medical networking. Wireless communication is always a fascination for the medical community through its ability to remove cables, which hinder patient mobility, from health monitoring equipment .Wireless communication technologies with low power electronics provide flexible monitoring. For example, cardiac patients can save on hospital bills if they could bring home a portable hand-held electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor. The data could be transferred to the hospital using wireless technology and Bluetooth wireless technology can be used to transfer ECG signals from a small device to a PC in the household which transmits the data through the internet to the hospital network .
As far as applications go a lot of them will come standard as part of the 2012 Windows Server OS from a calculator to the web browser. Our specific application on the other hang will allow the staff to retrieve information on the patient based on name, social, or address. The search feature can be expanded to include other categories but these will be our defaults. Through this they can pull up all medical history of the patient including past visits, medical conditions, family connections, gender, current room, condition, and almost anything that will make it easy to care for this person. Our goal is to save the hospital time and money so this will allow for fewer errors to be made in the patients care.
Gerrity (2013) noted, patients receive treatment through the internet, videoconferencing, image transmission, streaming media, wireless communication, and remote diagnostics on smartphones. In addition, doctors consult with specialists, providers receive medical training, and patients receive education and monitor their own health through telecommunication (p.18). Through these modalities, telehe... ... middle of paper ... ...alth status directly to their provider from the comfort of their own home. Involving patients in the self-management of chronic diseases can greatly improve health outcomes. Mobile technology has been designed to increase healthy behaviors and improve disease management and come in a range of forms and usability.
An essential aspect of telehealth care is telenursing. Telenursing is when nurses use the telehealth technology to provide care whenever there is a physical distance between the patient and nurse. (McGonigle, 2015). A telehealth monitoring program called Vidant was launched in 2012. This program gave patients certain devices to measure their vital signs, and then transmitted the results to their healthcare providers.