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1. Describe a technology innovation that can change/ease an inefficient visit at a medical facility experienced by you or a family member

2. Provide specific examples that explain how your technology innovation could change/ease the stress experienced in the problem discussed in item #1.

3. Recommend actions of leadership (give at least 3 action items) that could improve the overall health of the immediate community.

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1. Describe a technology innovation that can change/ease an inefficient visit at a medical facility experienced by you or a family member.

My technology innovation would be an automated system where the receptionist or medical assistant automatically pushes a button in the computer when the doctor is running late for his next visit that lets the next patient know, with an automatic approximation of how late. If the assistant pushes A on the computer, it lets the next patient know that the doctor is running 15 minutes behind schedule, if the assistant pushes B, it lets the patient know that the doctor is running 30 minutes behind schedule, and so forth. Most doctors have their patient schedules in a computer already, which allows the receptionist to schedule the visits accurately when patients call in, so it would be as simple as adding an additional software program and an automated dialer with a pre-programmed, recorded message.

This would definitely ease all inefficient visits caused by patients sitting in the lobby because the doctor is running late. Chances are that the patient would already ...

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The solution provides a detailed discussion for each question involving health technologies, improvements, and improving the health of the community.

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