The article reviewed identified seven emerging technologies that will change the practice of nursing; three skill sets nurses will need to develop to acquire, use, and integrate these emerging technologies; and four challenges nurse leaders will face in integrating this new technology. The article outlined the effect of technology as changing the world at warp speed and this is more evident in healthcare settings. The article states that there are many emerging technologies that will change the practice of nursing in the coming decade and has discussed seven of them which are; genetics and genomics; less invasive and more accurate tools for diagnosis and treatment; 3-D printing; robotics; biometrics; electronic health records; and computerized physician/provider order entry and clinical decision support. For better understanding the author discussed the benefits and challenges of each in a table
Technology plays a very vital role in health care system and this system is persistently going through modifications in which application of technology covers important element Technology, as defined by Mirriam-Webster (2012) is the “practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area; a capability given by the practical application of knowledge; a manner of accomplishing a task especially using technical processes, methods; the specialized aspects of a particular field of endeavor.”. Nursing is one of the noble professions but is also one of the most tough and demanding profession both physically and mentally. Spread of technology in nursing is really helping to make life at ease for nurses. It is fact that high technology is not replaced by human touch so nursing is the profession which is the mixture of both. Nursing is about merging the talent of caring with the recent high technology.” When nursing presence is combined with technological practice, an opportunity is created to better understand the patient (Bernardo, 1998).
(Gassert, 2008) Attitudes toward technology may impact the levels of technology acceptance and training willingness among nursing students. Nurse acceptance and effective utilization of technology are critical to improving patient care and safety. (Malloch, 2007) Valid and comprehensive nursing informatics competences currently are lacking. Meanwhile nursing leaders are stressing on the need to include nursing informatics in nursing curriculum as well as within all healthcare settings. (Staggers et al.
Technology is advancing with time. And as time has passed the world we live in has adjusted and adapted to the growing technology. In other word advancing with technology has become inevitable. What is critical is that in the midst of all this advancement we must remember the nature of our profession. We must keep in mind that our aim in improving health care is not only faster and easier but health care that is patient centred Maag, (2006) found that it should be mandatory that future nurses must gain experiences that increase knowledge, teaching skills, and positive attitudes related to nursing informatics.
It has a major impact on many employees daily routine that may already be very full. However I do believe that there is always need for improvement in technology especially when it comes down to providing better information to so many people. I believe that the new ICD-10 is a great upgrade in technology for the health care industry in so many ways just from the perspective of a future health care employee. I am an outsider looking in, but I think once everyone has had a couple of years with this new technology they will be wondering how they ever functioned without it. The biggest gap in the transition was the training to get hundreds of thousands of health care workers ready for the transition, but more than enough training opportunities were provided to be successful.
(2006) based their study on four major points which are: - Capability of technology In Fig. 4.1. authors concluded in the participants perception of the capability of various technologies to improve aspects of current practice that over 60 percent of participants have indicated that computer technology had the capability of increasing patient satisfaction, decreasing office expenses, increasing practice efficiency, increasing practice production, improving record quality and improving diagnosis and treatment planning, whereby 60 percent and less but not less than 40 percent admitted that computer technology had the capability of improving doctor to doctor communication, reducing radiation exposure, reducing record storage requirements, improving doctor to patient communication and increasing number of case starts and less than 40 percent admitted that computer technology had the capability of decreasing appointment times and increasing access to shared patient
Technology is a self-perpetuating as well as a seductive force that requires specialist care by those who use it. For example, the configuration of the devices that are directly linked to the patient may be risky to the nurses especially if the technology is advanced. Consequently, the entire critical care team requires frequent training and capacity building. Some devices which are introduced may not be efficient enough to provide patient safety. This puts the nurses at the risk of mishandling the patients, if the new devices fail to
With different technology and medical charting methods in use, consistent education and training on documentation is difficult to achieve, especially electronically. The students enrolled in nursing informatics do not have the appropriate knowledge and skills in operating basic computer applications. Hence, many of them are not confident in operating IT-driven medical devices during their related learning experiences or duties in the hospitals. The researcher is challenged on the impact brought about by the developments in technology particularly on the nursing informatics. Ideally, the researcher believes that all nurses must learn a universal IT platform for all patients.
In this modern age, it is a given that technology would play a large part in our lives. This is apparent in several ways, for example both video chatting and instant messaging have become common forms of communication and passing on information. Our group has chosen to write about the benefits of Information Technology (IT) to service users in the social care setting for this reason. We also felt that technology should be adapted for the specific needs of service users in the social care setting so that the individual can make it to their full potential. In our essay, we will describe what IT is and explain how it can be of use to service users in the social care setting.
This indeed is an obvious and most acceptance approach to the solving of the many problems, which face hospital staff in handling information. Olukayode (1991) said that there is a need for computerization of organizational management system control the high need for computer application in management system control and patients information tracking system in a hospital is required for accuracy, speed and efficiency in entering, processing, tracking retrieving and generating report in order to satisfy the patients and staff using the