Posted: July 8th, 2016
This is an exciting and challenging time to be involved in healthcare informatics. Technologies are being developed that are rapidly changing the face of medical practice and organizations are struggling to maintain their edge in implementing systems, while reimbursement for services is decreasing and budgets are shrinking.
Technologies impacts everyone involved in every aspect of patient care, from the admitting clerk at the front desk to allied health personnel and technicians to medical providers. Select one of the following technologies and summarize its use in today’s healthcare environment.
Speech recognition technology
Natural language processing
Bar coding technologies
Optical character and gesture recognition technologies
Clinical decision support systems
Computerized order entry
Mobile and Wireless Technologies
Point of Care Information Systems
Radiofrequency identification tracking
In a 3- to 5-page essay, answer the following questions using sources to support your responses.
How is your chosen technology utilized, and by whom?
What are the benefits to using this technology?
What are the challenges to its utilization?
Is this a “first generation” technology at this time, that is, are improvements already being developed or seen for the near future?
Complete your 3- to 5-page response in Microsoft Word using Times New Roman or a similar font, 12 point, double-spaced. Your paper should be formatted according to APA Requirements with any sources and re
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