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    Three Technological Trends in Health Care

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    Imagine you have been selected to consult for a prestigious health care organization. Your ultimate goal is to develop a proposal to present to the board of the organization. At their last meeting, the board asked you to prepare a proposal on how the organization might adopt a technology trend to improve the quality of the health care delivered to organization members.
    Research various types, uses, and effects of technology across the health care industry.
    Write a 350-700 word summary describing various types and uses of technology across the health care industry and their impact. Also, identify the technology trend you will recommend for the health care organization.

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    What I'll do is outline a few large technological trends to get you started.

    By far the most prevalent trend is electronic health records (EHR). At its most basic, EHR consists of replacing paper charting for patients with electronic charts, though many places (especially the US) has adopted a more comprehensive EHR system wherein procedures/tests are ordered electronically and records are all electronic as well. EHR is touted as being particularly effective and efficient because it cuts down the amount of time and resources required for health care providers to do paperwork, as well as improve both accessibility and security (a rare trait) for a patient's EHR. With paper records, papers easily go missing and are hard to send across to other health care ...

    Solution Summary

    Brief description (with some useful sources) of three major technological systems/trends in health care with some discussion of their benefits.