Technology helpful for medical use?

By Jonathan Perdomo

Can technology in general help in places like Hospitals?

  • Yes technology can diagnose or detect bad things in a patient faster than before.
  • Smartphones or tablets make it easier for doctors to access information.
  • Can help with treatments for diseases such as cancer.

Pros. For Technology Use:

  • Technology such as tablets or smartphones allow doctors to have managed to cause less medical errors like instant patient information access.
  • New Bacteriobots made in South Korea have been able to successfully treat solid types of cancer.
  • "Medical imaging has led to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous medical conditions in children and adults."
  • With better technology doctors can communicate with other staff members or other doctors at a faster rate.
  • The first and fourth positives about technology come from "As Doctors Use More Devices, Potential for Distraction Grows." by Matt Ritchel.
  • The second fact is from "South Korean Scientists Develop Cancer-Treating Nanorobots." by Angela E. Kubo also an online article.
  • The third fact is from the article called "R.E.P." Pediatric X-ray Imaging. U.S. Food and Drug Administry

Cons. For technology Use:

  • Doctors may leave patient(s) (even ones in critical care) to make a call.
  • Doctors or nurses are more focused on a smartphone or tablet screen rather than the patient.
  • During surgery a surgeon or nurse will possibly pull out there phone to do something else and get off task.
  • All information found in "As Doctors Use More Devices, Potential for Distraction Grows."

How to prevent wrong use of technology:

  • Doctors and nurses should be more focused on the patient in the first place.
  • "You justify carrying devices around the hospital to do medical records," said Peter J. Papadakos from "As Doctors Use More Devices, Potential for Distraction Grows."
  • If doctors in a way enforce using hand held devices only for medical reasons, then there will be less distraction by wrong use of devices.

Conclusion:

Devices in general in hospitals were paid for by hospitals, so doctors can use them for medical reasons although they're not always used this way. Bringing smartphones into hospitals for instance has been proven by researchers that devices help doctors, but with good there is always bad. Although the devices aren't always used for the right reasons, we can still see by looking at the facts we can see that devices make it easier and faster for doctors in many ways. Which is why all types of devices in hospitals are helpful to doctors, nurses, and other staff members there.

Works Cited:

Richtel, Matt. "As Doctors Use More Devices, Potential for Distraction Grows." SIRS Researcher. OCLC, 15 Dec. 2011. Web. 4 Feb. 2014.


Kubo, Angela E. "South Korean Scientists Develop Cancer-Treating Nanorobots." The Diplomat. The Diplomat, 08 Jan. 2014. Web. 03 Feb. 2014.


"R.E.P." Pediatric X-ray Imaging. U.S. Food and Drug Administry, 14 May 2014. Web. 03 Feb. 2014.