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Using Mobile Computing and Social Networking in Healthcare

Mobile Computing and Social Networking
1). Compare and contrast monitoring of patent vital signs using mobile computing technology to in-patient visits to the doctor's office or hospital.
2). Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of using mobile computing technology to monitor patients.
3). Assess the security concerns with regard to the transmission of personal medical information over wireless networks.
4). Assess the use of social networking for group support for patients with similar medical concerns.
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Monitoring a patient remotely using mobile computing technology helps to create more available hospital space and allows the patient more freedom. Such devices as the one seen at this website http://www.gizmag.com/visi-mobile-wireless-health-monitoring/25583/ claim to be as accurate as machinery that is found in an ICU. In contrast, when a patient is being assessed strictly from a readout on a computer/phone screen, physicians aren't able to look for other signs when talking to the patient that something more may be going on (i.e.signs of depression, color changes, markings on skin).

The advantages of using such technology are that data can be received instantly, which could mean life or death in certain ...

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The expert compares and contrasts the monitoring of patent vital signs using mobile computing technology to in-patient visits to the doctor's office or hospital.

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