How Technology Has Revolutionized the Healthcare Industry

Technological advancements have touched almost every industry today. The healthcare is no exception as of how things run in hospitals and medical centers have changed significantly. From feeding patient information in files, keeping records, tracking inventory and staff attendance to queuing, it’s true that technology has changed how things are done. 

 

  • Increased Accessibility to Health Information and Treatment

 

One way that technology has transformed the healthcare industry is through access to information and treatment. One is able to find out more information on a mobile app, book appointments and even communicate with a healthcare expert. This has contributed significantly to how effective healthcare is today.

 

  • Monitoring of Individual Health 

 

Monitoring personal health is vital in detecting health issues in their early stages, monitoring progress and reducing health care costs. Wearables such as fitness trackers, devices that monitor your blood pressure, weight loss and even calories burn among others have become popular.

 

Wearables such as hearing aids are also used to help those that are abled-different. This kind of technology has helped many live a more comfortable and stress-free life.

  • Improves Disease Control

 

If some illnesses are not controlled, they can spread massively which can be quite dangerous. Medical researches are done by professionals who in turn store the data with the help of technology. Medical experts retrieve this data and use it to help control diseases and improve healthcare.

 

  • Quicker Results

 

Everyone wants to have quick results of medical analysis and thanks to technology that this is now possible. It’s easier and faster to get results. In addition to this, one does not have to travel far to have tests done to them as many healthcare facilities have embraced technology.

 

  • Technology Reduces Paperwork

 

In the old days, getting billings and medical analysis meant there had to be a lot of paperwork. Technology has changed things as doctors don’t have to keep your medical records in hard copies or use traditional billing methods. This is done electronically which reduces paperwork and helps the environment in general.

 

You can tell how important technology has become in the healthcare industry by the number of apps that are developed. Most healthcare facilities are using technologically advanced devices to diagnose diseases, perform procedures, communicate with patients and keep records.

 

Exercising boosts your overall health and technology has made it possible to track your progress which also helps you achieve your personal goals. Overall, this helps you keep your health in check.


CES new trend in 2018

Many bear the notion that they are safe and that their life and privacy are not interfered with by anybody. But for a second, imagine that there is a tracker in your bracelet that monitors the location of your child at home or in school. Again, imagine that there is new technology that can help you determine the attention your child pays in class. Imagine again that with the simple act of touching a button, you can turn on the camera in your car and see what is happening instantly.  

In the year 2017, CES (consumer electronic show) privacy invasion was the major selling point of a new gadget.  

Right from the onset, privacy and technology don’t really go hand in hand. Giants like Facebook and NSA programmes have eroded the privacy of a lot of people over the years. In this year, mass surveillance is now common especially with the invention of a new state of the art gadget. Faceless organizations are now accumulating data automatically from seemingly little details with the purpose of investigation. 

Presently, there are gadgets that might be invading your privacy right now. They may have a window someone can use to observe all your activities right now.  

The major victims of these new technologies are parents who want to spy on their children. For a second, imagine that the device you bought to spy on others is secretly spying on you collecting data from what you say and do. 

If you are a simple person and you don’t have tech-savvy friends or parents who are monitoring you, then you don’t have anything to fear, at least not directly.  

Since mass surveillance is now a now norm, privacy breach and tech invasion should be expected. Right now the NSA is watching Facebook and other social media giants closely and of course, they are aware of it. 

New inventions like the facial recognition as well as machine learning have made the sorting of surveillance video even quicker. As a result of this, there are now massive invasions of the privacy of a countless number of people today.  

At a conference in 2017, an electronic giant Panasonic reported that their payment which uses facial recognition technologies can both identify and track repeat buyers.  

With the way things are going presently, there is not going to be any privacy in the future. But not all tech innovations are spying on users. There are some that can make the life of their users a whole lot better while tracking them. A good example is Buoy. The buoy is an artificial intelligence powered system that tracks water leakage and usage. In order for this new technology to successfully help you save water, it will have to monitor the amount of time you spend in the bathroom, the quantity of water you use and other things. Indirectly, it is tracking your bathroom habits.  

In 2018 there are going to be new technologies that will take privacy invasion to a whole new level. 


How Technology Has Negatively Affected Our Lives

Nobody can argue that technology has made our lives much easier. The internet technology, for instance, has made communication with distant business acquaintances, friends and family so much easier. And to the business community, technology has made a tremendous impact. Businesses are more efficient, they have an opportunity to grow by going global and maintaining customer relationship is much easier.

However, we cannot turn a blind eye on how technology has negatively affected our day to day lives.

Socializing in person is becoming a thing of the past

People have resorted to socialize online than face-to-face. And this is a worrying trend for the future generation. Social skills are one of the most important skill set anyone can have. It improves your confidence, body language, cooperation and independence. But since technology is ruining our social skills, it’s clear where the society is headed.

It’s really unfortunate to see people in social gatherings busy scrolling through their phones instead of talking to each other and enjoying the moment.

Machines are replacing human workers

People, especially in the manufacturing sector are losing their jobs to machines. And since technology is moving at a faster pace, millions of jobs are at risk.

Bullying has increased rapidly

The internet has created more opportunities for anonymity making it easier for perpetrators to harm others. Cyber bullying has become an international menace that has resulted in tragic events including suicides, self harm and depression.

Family time isn’t the same as it used to be

Technology is slowing robbing us of our time with family. Instead of enjoying and creating great memories with family that will last a lifetime, we are busy; playing games, surfing the web, exchanging meaningless memes with friends, chatting with strangers on social networks, taking selfies and posting them online. Cell phones have ruined vacations as well. We try so hard to capture the moments instead of enjoying and appreciating the moment of being around family.

Further, social media and networking sites are linked to divorce and marital unhappiness. How did we let it come to this?

Feeling lost when we forget our phones at home or forget to recharge

It has reached a point where we feel naked without our phones. That’s how technology has taken over our minds. In our childhood days we didn’t have smartphones and we managed quite well, but things are so different now.

Technology is a good thing, but if we allow it to take over our lives, it will ruin us and our future generations.