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Running head: HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES 1Nursing Informatics/HealthIT Hot Topic of Week AssignmentNameInstitution
HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES2Nursing Informatics/HealthIT Hot Topic of Week AssignmentClinical applications are the current trends in healthcare technology channeled at developing new concepts and knowledge to meet patient care. Nursing informatics is the science and practice that integrates nursing, its information and knowledge, with management of information and communication technologies to promote the health of people, families, and communities worldwide (Thede, 2012). This paper explores the overview of Telemonitoring Program in improving the treatment of heart failure, storage and retrieval of the patients’ data. The advantages and disadvantages of using this technology will be discussed giving reasons whyany health care facility should adopt this technology. The safety procedures used by the health care provider to ensure the safety and quality of the patients has been enhanced will be also documented in the paper. A recommendation on what the healthcare facilities should consider while adopting this technology will also be discussed. The rationale of selecting this topic is mainly due to increase in demand for the adoption of technologies to meet the growing need of nursing informatics in health organization and determine whether they are effective in informing practitioners. Additionally, after successfully researching on this topic, a vast knowledge on clinical design systems, effectiveness and management of these systems in health care, and analyzing nursing information requirements will be acquired. An Overview of Home Telemonitoring ProgramIn home Telemonitoring program (TM), the patient is remotely monitored by the healthcare professionals who are not at the same place as the patient, but instead devices are usedto send medical data to health care offices. The device are designed, have big buttons, to make it easy for the patient to use without having to seek assistance from anybody. When using the
HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES3device the patient is asked to measure things such as weight, blood pressure, pulse, blood glucose, temperature, and oxygen level in the blood. Additionally, information such as a patient’ssymptoms and wellbeing might be need by the doctor in order to conclusive results, where the device is programmed to ask questions that requires a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ reply. The measurements arethen sent automatically to the monitoring center where the reading are interpreted by a team of professional doctors and stored in a secure database for further use (Leahy & Davenport, 2015).