The technological advances have offered many systems that support other healthcare sectors like administration and cost reduction of organizations. Utilization of EDI has facilitated many transaction activities like claim submission and inquiry, eligibility inquiry, payment advice, enrollment. Providers such as hospitals and payers such as indemnity provider or claims processor are the people who get benefitted by application of EDI. The aim of this thesis is to explain the role of technology on the advancement of health care and medicine (New Jersey’s Science and Technology University, 1995).
Palm Pilot and its Impacts As far as the medicine is concerned, there are lots of new compounds which have been developed to facilitate humanity in overcoming various sicknesses and allergies and computers have also given a huge contribution in providing gigantic resources of such information that was not possible before the emergence of computer science. Today a person’s internal organs can be examined carefully without cutting them to examine the actual place having problem. Examples include MRI, CT Scans, and Ultrasound.
This contribution is sound enough to facilitate patients and medical field. There are some direct and some indirect impacts kept by the medical sciences. Palm pilot is one of those devices which helped doctors effectively. The doctors use it as lookups. Installation of code reference and medical information led the doctors to accurately examine every patient. The notes saved on the device can be reviewed by the doctors at anytime of query. Email transfer is also a feature of these Palm pilots which enables the doctor to know completely about the case before actually examining him/her i.
e. this device can accommodate charts, x-ray, and ultrasound reports as attachments (Tripod, 2008). Internet Surgery Internet surgery uses Ethernet connections and robot-like instruments to actually examine and operate patients. This surgery does not require presence of a human surgeon to perform major surgery; rather a robotic arm and other robot-like devices are enough to perform accurate surgeries. This kind of surgery is helpful for surgeons too who can do it from any part of the world without being physically present at the place of operation.
He can evaluate any tests he wants; they can easily perform the practice of his operations before any actual surgery. Practicing surgery before time will let the doctor aware of the risks and blunder he could make in actual operation. The doctor will also get a hands-on over his field work. Patients are facilitated with this utility in a way that they can select surgeon of their choice no matter where ever he is located at that time. A person can be sure about the results that there is no any chance of human errors and there can only be accurate results.
Besides having numerous advantages, there are a number of hazards associated to it as well. These include the failure of network support or sudden breakdown of power. Computer failure can also result in major losses. These risks can be prevented if a backup support team remains there on duty at the time of operation (Tripod, 2008). Image Guided Surgery There is an image guided surgery as well which would help the surgeons in a great way. It needs the surgeon to be physically present to analyze a three dimensional model obtained from a laser scan.
This three dimensional model captures the area under operation very clearly that a doctor can see what he is severing and slicing. A doctor carries particular instruments through which he can have a look at all the captured videos and snaps in a pre-surgical process. There is a virtual reality headgear which a doctor wears to see where exactly he is notching into the body. This prevents a doctor from making human errors (Tripod, 2008). The efforts are being made on making limbs that should work exactly like a natural one and medical science will see this boom soon enough.
Such systems are being tried to devise which would be containing connecting tissues, muscles and nerves so that they can perform almost like a natural limb. This invention works on the theory that the prosthetic limb would be connected straight to the brain. Brain would be giving it touch sensors to feel. This concept includes the plan of placing electrodes around the sensory nerves which would receive the receptor messages in hand. The nerves which have the receptor message would be recorded in the electrodes and the electrodes will correlate the impulses in order to know how tightly the hand has to hold an object.
Electrodes would also stimulate the muscles and would feed the impulse information into the brain and the computer responses would be just like the real nerves. The implementation to this theory would target the people who have lost touch in their limbs and they would once again become able enough to give responses to environment. This concept is soon to be converted into reality and then the next target is system to handle paralyzed people so that they would again be back to their own (Tripod, 2008).