Negative Impacts Of Technology In Healthcare

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Introduction What is technology? Technology is anything that makes lives faster and more accessible like laptops, tablets, smartphones and much more. Technology is an object which is the enormous piece of our typical, usual lives and we all have adapted it in our everyday lives be it at school, at work, at home or anywhere you can think of. It is helpful in countless different ways because it makes life easier for working people and students as well. It helps us handle assignment that is needed to be done in an appropriate amount of time. As Newton said, "For every action, there is an opposite reaction." For sure, technology has a positive influence in our society, but at the same time, it has a negative impact on people's lives if not used…show more content…
The advantage of using smartphone would be capable of healthcare workers. Nowadays many hospitals assigned phones to nurses and healthcare provider which makes it easier to communicate with them. This is very beneficial since all nurses don't have to walk back to nurse station from patient's room, again and again, to check the computer for any doctor updates or check emails. For example, my previous clinical rotation each nurse carried the phone with them, so they can quickly assess their patient reports such as lab work, discharge order, medication changes, PA or OT orders. "….providers (especially nurses) can not only directly share the most reliable and relevant information and resources with patients…"(Weaver 2012). Besides, if any nurses mistreat their phones than hospital might know because they keep track of each and every phone's data. It is good for online education for both patient and health-care workers. Another advantage of the smartphone is networking. Mostly, in hospital, there are plenty of fundraisers, blood drives, job fairs, nutrient semester, diabetes sessions, and much more. All this are beneficial for patients and healthcare workers. Everything is up to date on social media which save time and saves…show more content…
First and foremost, it can violate HIPAA. "...there are many ways people could potentially get access to one's information if anyone in the hospital takes pictures, texting to other people about patient's information or any other individual could potentially tap into any hospital employee phone" according to the Top 5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Mobile Technology in Hospitals (2013). Most nurses post pictures on Facebook of patients or share the patient chart with their friends who violate the law just like the nurse in the scenario. In the situation, the nurse took pictures and shared it with her friend which can cause her nursing license to get suspended. It damages our profession image. Another disadvantage is getting distractions. While taking care of the patients, we need to make sure we give our complete attention to the patients. As a healthcare provider, we need to keep our personal life separate from our work life because both don't do well together. One of the research mentions that technology especially smartphone affect our performances. It reduces our focus making us perform poorly in tasks and decision making. (Gill
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