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How do you feel about the increased usage of technology in healthcare?

  • 1.  How do you feel about the increased usage of technology in healthcare?

    Posted 09-06-2022 12:46
    Edited by Mike Beasley 09-19-2022 16:21

    Source: Emerging Technology Careers in the Healthcare Industry 

    Some individuals who want a career in healthcare wish to work in direct patient care. Although nurses and other professionals are critical to patient care, some important careers exist behind-the-scenes. It's no secret that technological advancements in healthcare have saved countless lives. For example, where would we be without the pill or the x-ray machine?

    Now, technology is widely used as a critical part of healthcare processes. For example:
    • Electronic health records now replace paper records.
    • Big data is being used to improve the overall quality of care and even predict disease outbreaks.
    • Telemedicine helps physicians diagnose and treat patients remotely.

    It's easy to see the impact technology has on the healthcare industry as a whole. As organizations begin to embrace it for the sake of better patient care, they come face-to-face with an emerging need: someone to manage those technical systems on their behalf. Is that you?

    Emerging Healthcare and Technology Careers

    If you're interested in entering the healthcare field, yet wish to stay beyond hands-on patient care, a career in information technology might be a great route for you. Many tech-based careers exist in healthcare such as:
    • Healthcare Computer Systems Analyst and Support Specialist
    • Health Information Technician
    • Medical Records Coder
    • Health IT Instructor
    • Coding Auditor
    • Health Information Management
    And this is only scratching the surface. To successfully and safely join technology and health together, organizations must have individuals on their team that have experience in computer networking, network security, and data and project management. 

    Discussion Questions:

    Would you be interested in a technology-related career as a healthcare professional?

    How do you feel about the increased usage of technology in healthcare?

    Feel free to share any thoughts or questions!

    Mike Beasley