Technology Innovations and Healthcare

Health Informatics

Technology Innovations and Healthcare To prepare for this Discussion, search the Walden Library or the Internet for a technological innovation in healthcare (ex: Blue button; telemedicine; computing; video gaming in healthcare; robotic and computer-assisted surgeries; simulation devices, etc.). This innovation should be different than the mobile device you discussed in Week 3.By Day 4, post a summary of the innovation. Be sure to include comprehensive responses to the following:

·         What is the technological innovation and how is it used?

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·         Whom will it impact?

·         How could it improve healthcare quality and delivery?

·         How might the innovation evolve in the future?

Support your explanation with weekly readings and the resource/s you found.

Learning Resources

Required Resources

Media

·         Video and Web Article: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (2009, April 13). Games for health: Get well.  Retrieved from https://youtu.be/esO0rnPq1C4

Readings

·         Topical Study Guide

·         Schiavo, R. (2008). Digital marketing: The rise of e-health: Current trends and topics on online health communications. Journal of Medical Marketing, 8(1), 9–18.

·         Whittaker, R., & Smith, M. (2008). M-health—Using mobile phones for healthy behaviour change. International Journal of Mobile Marketing, 3(2), 80–85.

·         World Health Organization. (2011). mHealth: New horizons for health through mobile technologies. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/goe/publications/ehealth_series_vol3/en/[PDF] Sections 1.2, section 2, and section 3.

Websites

·         American Telemedicine Association. (May 2006.) Telemedicine, Telehealth, and Health Information Technology. Retrieved from http://www.americantelemed.org/docs/default-source/policy/telemedicine-telehealth-and-health-information-technology.pdf?sfvrsn=8

·         Health Information Technology. (n.d.). About Blue Button. Retrieved from http://www.healthit.gov/patients-families/blue-button/about-blue-button

·         Healthcare Informatics (2012, February, 28). Top Ten Tech Trends 2012: A Time of Exhilaration and Anxiety. Retrieved from http://www.healthcare-informatics.com/article/top-ten-tech-trends-2012-time-exhilaration-and-anxiety

·         U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Telehealth. Retrieved from http://www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth2/about/telehealth/telehealth.html

·         U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Rural Health IT Adoption Toolbox. Retrieved from http://www.hrsa.gov/healthit/toolbox/RuralHealthITtoolbox/

·         Versal, N. (2012, February 1). 9 Tech Innovations For Your Health. Retrieved from http://www.informationweek.com/healthcare/patient/9-tech-innovations-for-your-health/232500827

APA Style 250-350 words(not including references)

 
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