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Technology-Associated Medical Errors
Medical Technology and Patient Safety
Advances in medical technology can be a double-edged sword, according to the numerous research findings discussed by Powell-Cope and colleagues (2008). On the one hand improved technology can prevent adverse events from happening, thereby reducing the prevalence of medical errors, but the introduction of new technology into a clinical setting can create unintended consequences as well, including patient harm. The main factors controlling the efficacy of medical technology discussed by the authors were organizational, social, and environmental.
Organizational factors that influence the success of technology implementation include organizational policies, culture, and resources (Powell-Cope, Nelson, & Patterson, 2008). One of the examples discussed was an increase in pediatric mortality following hospital-wide implementation of a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system. Shock was the strongest predictor of mortality in the Pittsburgh pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) study, but the second strongest predictor was use of the CPOE….
Longhurst, C.A., Parast, L., Sandborg, C.I., Widen, E., Sullivan, J., Hahn, J.S. et al. (2010). Decrease in hospital-wide mortality rate after implementation of a commercially sold computerized physician order entry system. Pediatrics, 126(1), 14-21.
Powell-Cope, G., Nelson, A.L., & Patterson, E.S. (2008). Patient care technology and Safety. In R.G. Hughes (ed.), Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses (pp. 3-207 -- 3-220). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2686/ .
Yong, Y.H., Carcillo, J.A., Venkataraman, S.T., Clark, R.S.B., Watson, R.S., Nguyen, T.C. et al. (2005). Unexpected increased mortality after implementation of a commercially sold computerized physician order entry system. Pediatrics, 116 (6), 1506-1512.
U.S. Medical Technology Industry's Interest in Japan
Market share and sustainable growth are the primarily interests the United States has in Japan. With its aging population and subsequently higher medical costs the U.S. intends to position itself as a worldwide power within the medical technology arena. With only marginal growth in the past, the U.S. medical technology industry needed to acquire a viable option that would provide sustainable long-term growth. Japan was a prime target due in part to its lagging and outdated medical technology and stagnant economic growth prospects. In addition, the Japanese medical technology market is the second largest market in the world with sales of roughly $15 Billion. Even more intriguing is that rapid growth of 11% annually in Japan. By positioning itself within the Japanese market, the United States could provide Japan with a broad away of medical devices that would better service the Japanese community.….
The end result is that biomedical technology is an area of science and research that is of greater benefit to all of mankind, which helps to ease of suffering for human beings worldwide.
While many argue that certain advances in biomedical technology verge on the science fiction creation of some human clone cyborg hybrid, this is not an unusual reaction. Great change is always accompanied by fear. Stock has an interesting thought experiment that brings this point home:
If hunter-gatherers imagined living in New York City, they would say that they could no longer be human in such a place, that this wouldn't be a human way of living Yet, today most of us look at this as not only a human way of life, but great improvement over hunting and gathering. I think it will be the same way with the changes that occur as we begin to alter our….
Andreasen, N.C. (2003). Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome. New York: Oxford University Press.
Blackford, R. (2006). Dr. Frankenstein Meets Lord Devlin: Genetic Engineering and the Principle of Intangible Harm. The Monist, 89(4), 526
Collins, S.W. (2004). The Race to Commercialize Biotechnology: Molecules, Markets, and the State in the United States and Japan. New York: RoutledgeCurzon.
Death. (2007). In the Columbia Encyclopedia (6th ed.). New York: Columbia University Press.
Technology and Healthcare
Demographics of the global community are rapidly changing so that each year there are more and more seniors within the population base. This has a profound implication on the healthcare system of many regions since a large number of elderly citizens will be spending their lives in the confines of their home, and some may have chronic illness that require continuous monitoring. Clinical telemedicine is one way to offer greater services to rural or homebound populations. Indeed, a variety of technological advances have made it possible to change the paradigm of healthcare. Clinical information systems, for instance, have expanded in scope and depth. Increased processor speeds and data storage devices have made it possible to collect more data than ever on the detailed encounters that make up the provider-patient care delivery process, and present it more effectively to a wider range of users. Healthcare monitoring is part of….
Luppicini, R. And R. Adell, eds., (2008). Handbook of Research on Technoethics. New York: Information Science Publishing Company.
Teo, T., et.al. (2008). "Wireless Healthcare Monitoring Systems. World Academy Of Science, Engineering, and Technology. 42 (1: Retrieved from:
Technology is the technical means that people use, to improve their surroundings. It is also knowledge of using tools and machines to do tasks efficiently. We use technology to control the world in which we live. Technology is people using knowledge, tools and systems to make their lives easier and better. As the old saying, "Necessity is the mother of all inventions."
People use technology to improve their ability to do work. Through technology, people can do things twice as fast and twice more efficient than people did a century ago. Technology helps people to cope with our ever-growing population, so that everyone may have enough food to feed him or herself and satisfy there needs. Technology gives us larger possibilities by giving us ideas that we haven't thought about in the past. It further enhances our perspective in the things we do and makes simpler solutions in the problems we….
Many things we take for granted in modern life are the result of the
Industrial Revolution. We no longer have to sew our own clothes, make
everything we eat from scratch, and we have access to a greater array of
cheap consumer goods. People no longer have to work from sundown to sunup,
farming for food, sewing, weaving, and fighting to stay alive. We now have
greater leisure time, but also the things we produce during our work life
are no longer our 'own,' in contrast to an agrarian societies where people
own the food they produce on their lands, and make only the clothing and
things they need to survive. We receive wages for the goods and services we
provide to strangers. Instead, what we do at work is often very different
than how we pursue in our private lives-one reason that the Industrial
Revolution is often said to have created private life.
The rise of cities during the Industrial….
Discussion about Brain Death and Cerebral Definitions
It has been researched that the human brain collapses at prior to the cessation of the human organs; the collapse of the human brain is attributed to the elimination of the large numbers of redundant neurons, and the aging process i.e. The gradual loss of sensory capacities. It has been reported that the visual acuity decline on linear basis between the age limit of 20-60, and soon after sixty the declination of the visual acuity is exponential. By the age of 45, the depth perception is reported declination in accelerated manner, and the speech comprehension is expected to get affect after the age of 80 due to the quarter loss of the extensive neurons in the superior temporal gyrus of the auditory cortex. The research has observed that significant decrease in the neuron density is expected, as a result of the aging process. The….
technology and social change, and discusses how they are related.
Ever since the prehistoric eras, technology has had a role to play in the lives of human beings. Mankind has invented and perfected means of communicating, traveling, manufacturing goods, curing ailments, growing food, constructing edifies and meeting other requirements using technology. Thus, one may claim that by means of technology, we have transformed our world (ITEA, 1996; ITEA, 2006). At present, all human activities are reliant on different machines with technological dominance being at a record level in the current era. For instance, automobiles have transformed how and where individuals live, and a colossal infrastructure encompassing roads, service stations, bridges, rules and insurance policies has developed. Technology impacts individual participation in the democratic process and successively impacts what must be taken into account for preparing pupils to actively participate in democratic societies (Crowe, 2006).
Most specifically, social change implies the involvement….
Crowe, A. R. (2006). Technology, citizenship, and the social studies classroom: education for democracy in a technological age. International Journal of Social Education, 21(1), 111-121.
Howard, P., Busch, L., & Sheets, P. (2010). Comparing Digital Divides: Internet Access and Social Inequality in Canada and the United States. Canadian Journal of Communication, 109-128.
International Technology Education Association. (1996). Technology for All Americans. Reston, VA: Author.
International Technology Education Association. (2006). Technological Literacy for All (2nd Ed.). Reston, VA: Author
Technology is crucial for healthcare delivery. Healthcare technologies range from those directly related to medical care interventions, namely medical technologies, and technologies that support and enhance care delivery and administration. It is the latter sector that healthcare leader and hospital administrator Jane Doe Francis became interested in after attending a seminar in 2008 on emerging technologies. The seminar inspired Francis to explore the different types of healthcare information technologies, informatics, and options for making administration more efficient, more effective, and error-free. Digital medical records became Francis's passion, and she has spoken about the importance of creating technology standards for American healthcare institutions. Consistency and reliability, as well as confidentiality and privacy, are key concerns for Francis and her colleagues in hospital administration. Currently, Francis is involved with a massive push toward cloud-based medical technologies that go beyond the electronic medical records database to include connectivity with medical technologies themselves and….
Carr, D.F. (2015). UPMC: New leaders, same big health tech ambitions. Information Week. Retrieved online: http://www.informationweek.com/healthcare/leadership/upmc-new-leaders-same-big-health-tech-ambitions/d/d-id/1318430
Francis, J.D. (2015). Interview.
Leung, S. (2015). Mass. Business leaders bet on health care tech. The Boston Globe. 4 Feb 2015. Retrieved online: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/02/03/leung/PKOkXUsTSyG3tKGRwvZXnK/story.html
Technology and the Development of Modern Medicine
The 20th century saw a seismic change in the perception of the human body, and the relationship of patients to physicians and other aspects of modern medicine. With the recent coronavirus pandemic, of course, the focus upon technology and medical developments has become a matter of global importance. Vaccines and innovative drugs were not solely innovations of the past century, but they extent to which they were proven safe and effective is relatively new. The relationship between providers and patients has likewise changed, as well as expectations about treatment.
Vaccination and Immunization Technology
Infectious disease was once an accepted part of modern life. However, the first smallpox vaccines were developed as early as the late 18th century. Safety of vaccines could not always be guaranteed, however. Inactivation of bacteria via heat or chemical treatment to confer immunity status was developed by the very end of the….
Many of the electric gadgets we use today like the cell phones and the home computers were invented in the 80s. Many multinational corporations came into existence in the 80s this spur the growth to a record 3.2% per year (Bellis, 2012). This was the highest nine-year rate in American history. This was occasioned by a number of factors some of which were economic, financial, legislative, and regulatory frameworks. This unprecedented growth led to failure of a number of banking institutions. From these failures, a term "corporate greed" was coined. This essay seeks to enumerate how technology advanced in the 80s (Coppens, 2012).
In 1980, Hepatitis B Vaccine was invented by Baruch Blumberg. This research physician discovered an antigen that provoked antibody response against Hepatitis B Other took queue from this discovery to develop a vaccine against this viral hepatitis. Baruch together with Irving Millman invented a vaccine against viral….
Bellis, M. (2012). The 80s -- the technology, science, and innovations. Retrieved October 3, 2012 from http://inventors.about.com/od/timelines/a/modern_4.htm
Coppens, T. (2012). Major Inventions Timelines: 20th Century. Retrieved October 3, 2012 from http://teresacoppens.hubpages.com/hub/Major-Inventions-Timeline-20th-and-21st -
Kotelinkova, S. (2012). History of Genetic Engineering. Retrieved October 3, 2012 from http://sgugenetics.pbworks.com/w/page/47775520/The%20History%20of%20Genetic%2
This is necessary to provide a seamless platform on which health solutions can be effectively integrated and deployed. Without using such a platform, the development of electronic health care facilities will be more difficult to deploy. In other words, Tele-health is part of the overall healthcare ICT (Information Communications Technology) solutions that enables healthcare to be pushed out to the edge, for local delivery, and to be more evenly, efficiently and effectively distributed.
Broadband communication is the underlying technology of choice when discussing electronic applications. It is certainly important for inter-healthcare provider communications delivering sufficient bandwidth capacity between sites. The delivery of home care electronic should not rely on the broadband technology is not universally accessible, particularly in rural and remote areas, and it can also be prohibitively expensive. Some broadband technologies can be delivered to remote locations, such as satellite-based technology, but this is impractical and too costly to….
Goldberg, a. (2002, April 29). Internal Report: Telehealth, Privacy, & Health Care: Review, Expectations & Proposals. Goulston & Storrs, Boston, MA.
Lovata, F. (2000, May 21-24). Telemedicine via the Internet: Successful Program Strategies. American Telemedicine Association Conference,
Puskin, D., Mintzer, C., & Wasem, C. (1997). Chapter 14, Telemedicine: Building Rural Systems for Today and Tomorrow. In P. Brennan, S. Schneider, & E. Tornquist (Eds.), Information Networks for Community Health. (p. 276). Computers in Health Care Series. Springer-Verlag.
Telecommunications: Protecting the Forgotten Frontier. (2001, August). SC Magazine-Info Security News, 12 (8), 36-40.
Medical ID Theft and Securing EPHI
Medical Identity Theft
Medical information can be stolen by 1) the bad guys getting sick and using a victim's information to obtain services, 2) friends or relatives use another friend's or relative's information to obtain treatment, 3) when professionals, such as physicians, fabricate services that did not exist, 4) organized crime, and 5) innocent or not so innocent opportunists (Lafferty, 2007). ad guys that get sick can take a victim's insurance information to obtain services for treatment. Professionals can fabricate false claims to cover medical errors. Opportunists have access to patient data and the ability to steal, use, or sell that information.
Effective security requires clear direction from upper management (Whitman). Assigning security responsibilities and access controls with audit controls to organizational elements and individuals helps to place accountability on individuals. They must formulate or elaborate security policies and procedures based on the organizational mission priorities, assets,….
HIPAA Security Series. (n.d.). Retrieved from HHS.gov: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/securityrule/techsafeguards.pdf
Hoffman, S. & . (2007). SECURING THE HIPAA SECURITY RULE. Journal of Internet Law, 10(8), 1-16.
Lafferty, L. (2007). Medical Identity Theft: The Future Threat of Health Care Fraud is Now. Journal of Healthcare Compliance, 9(1), 11-20.
Whitman, M. & . (n.d.). Case B: Accessing and Mitigating the Risks to a Hypothetical Computer System, pages B1-B24 .
(Nursing profession studied) This is clearly not very high, and there does not seem to be a high impact of the change in technology on nurses and their employment.
This leads to a dichotomy in the view about nurses - they are viewed as targets of change rather than the force which leads to changes through proposals, leadership and implementation. This often causes them difficulty in carrying on with their jobs when there are rapid changes within the organization. To save their own position, it is important that nurses learn about change theory, change strategies and methods of anticipation and managing change. This may take place in organizations which wants to change its staff mix so that it can save on costs through inclusion of more unlicensed assistive personnel. These personnel will generally try to maintain their position through direct assertion, but there have to be an analysis of the….
Medical Home Model and Health Disparity
Nursing esearch Proposal
The Impact of the Medical Home Model on Health Disparities
The Impact of the Medical Home Model on Healthcare Disparity
Medical homes are primary care practices where a physician or NP establishes a long-term care relationship with patients and provide patient/family-centered, coordinated, and culturally-sensitive care (AANP, n.d.; Strickland, Jones, Ghandour, Kogan, & Newacheck, 2011). The benefits include improved healthcare access, quality, and safety. A number of states have enacted statutes supporting the medical home model after research findings revealed health disparities for racial and ethnic minorities were reduced (NCSL, 2013).
As a nurse practitioner I am interested in how effective a medical home model would be in reducing healthcare disparities, especially for racial and ethnic minority children residing in underserved communities. Nurse practitioners have traditionally practiced in underserved communities and will continue to do so; therefore, any strategy that could improve the quality of care with….
AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners). (n.d.). Medicare legislation: Fact sheet: The medical home -- What is it? How do nurse practitioners fit in? Retrieved from: http://www.aanp.org/legislation-regulation/federal-legislation/medicare/68-articles/349-the-medical-home .
Abrams, M., Nuzum, R., Mika, S., & Lawlor, G. (2011). Realizing health reform's potential: How the Affordable Care Act will strengthen primary care and benefit patients, providers, and payers. The Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/Files/Publications/Issue%20Brief/2011/Jan/1466_Abrams_how_ACA_will_strengthen_primary_care_reform_brief_v3.pdf .
NCSL. (2013). Health disparities: State laws. Retrieved from: http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/health-disparities-laws.aspx .
Strickland, B.B., Jones, J.R., Ghandour, R.M., Kogan, M.D., & Newacheck, P.W. (2011). The medical home: Health care access and impact for children and youth in the United States. Pediatrics, 127(4), 604-11.
Technology-Associated Medical Errors Medical Technology and Patient Safety Advances in medical technology can be a double-edged sword, according to the numerous research findings discussed by Powell-Cope and colleagues (2008). On the…Read Full Paper ❯
U.S. Medical Technology Industry's Interest in Japan Market share and sustainable growth are the primarily interests the United States has in Japan. With its aging population and subsequently higher…Read Full Paper ❯
The end result is that biomedical technology is an area of science and research that is of greater benefit to all of mankind, which helps to ease of…Read Full Paper ❯
Technology and Healthcare Demographics of the global community are rapidly changing so that each year there are more and more seniors within the population base. This has a profound implication…Read Full Paper ❯
Technology is the technical means that people use, to improve their surroundings. It is also knowledge of using tools and machines to do tasks efficiently. We use technology to…Read Full Paper ❯
Family and Marriage
Many things we take for granted in modern life are the result of the Industrial Revolution. We no longer have to sew our own clothes, make everything we eat from scratch,…Read Full Paper ❯
Death and Dying (general)
Discussion about Brain Death and Cerebral Definitions It has been researched that the human brain collapses at prior to the cessation of the human organs; the collapse of the human…Read Full Paper ❯
technology and social change, and discusses how they are related. Ever since the prehistoric eras, technology has had a role to play in the lives of human beings. Mankind…Read Full Paper ❯
Nursing Technology is crucial for healthcare delivery. Healthcare technologies range from those directly related to medical care interventions, namely medical technologies, and technologies that support and enhance care delivery and…Read Full Paper ❯
Medical - Ethics
Technology and the Development of Modern Medicine The 20th century saw a seismic change in the perception of the human body, and the relationship of patients to physicians and other…Read Full Paper ❯
Education - Computers
Technology Evolution Many of the electric gadgets we use today like the cell phones and the home computers were invented in the 80s. Many multinational corporations came into existence in…Read Full Paper ❯
This is necessary to provide a seamless platform on which health solutions can be effectively integrated and deployed. Without using such a platform, the development of electronic health…Read Full Paper ❯
Medical ID Theft and Securing EPHI Medical Identity Theft Medical information can be stolen by 1) the bad guys getting sick and using a victim's information to obtain services, 2) friends…Read Full Paper ❯
Health - Nursing
(Nursing profession studied) This is clearly not very high, and there does not seem to be a high impact of the change in technology on nurses and their…Read Full Paper ❯
Medical Home Model and Health Disparity Nursing esearch Proposal The Impact of the Medical Home Model on Health Disparities The Impact of the Medical Home Model on Healthcare Disparity Medical homes are primary…Read Full Paper ❯