Innovation that has been developed in the last 20 years that has influenced the health care industry. Explain how evidenced-based research influences the health care industry.
Compare external influences on health care research.
Evidence-based research has influenced the health care research of infectious diseases, vaccines, and pharmaceuticals required in treating small pox and polio. Telemedicine research has enabled doctors to improve their capability to prevent, diagnose, and treat other related afflictions such as heart diseases and diabetes (Schlachta-Fairchild & Deickman, 2016). Many emerging new technologies in health care have provided new care options and treatment.
Telemedicine is useful in clinics, medical laboratories, nursing, assisted-living facilities and hospitals. Telemedicine is a technology caring for patients in forms of virtual office, virtual rounding, and visits. Telemedicine captures important medical data, gives diagnoses, offers consultation services, and transmits information from one location to another (Schlachta-Fairchild & Deickman, 2016). Web-based reports are given through secure internet connections, tracks in-house operations and offers a 24-hour help for users. Telemedicine makes use of standard telephone connections, webcam like Skype, video and still images. Computer rooms are used facsimile, robots, satellite transmission, and smartphones.
Smartphones are useful in telemedicine influencing the healthcare sector. They provide evidence based research through availing clear and fast access to digital images mailed electronically, allowing free mobility of oral/maxillofacial surgeons as well as medical, and triage specialty consults. Telemedicine applications are real time occurrences, which enable providers of healthcare to observe results of patients from one location and test their location in another location (Bloomrosen & Detmer, 2010).
Doctors immediately extend medical care and judgment regardless of the distance. Telemedicine information exchange (TIE), offers online, and an inclusive platform for telemedicine, telehealth for all users across the globe.
External influences on healthcare research
Externally telemedicine merges with emergency medicine such as improving audio and video communication between computers inside the office of the doctor and the moving ambulances. Telemedicine examines patients going to the emergency room with an aiming of saving their lives. The platform will greatly benefit stroke and heart victims. MedTV is a telehealth program and the largest telemedicine network attending more than 100 remote sites with over 31 medical specialties. The sector offers tertially care to more than 80 percent statewide prison population. More than 140,000 inmates are treated in rural areas (Edwards & Edwards, 2009).
The video application is useful in evidence-based research since doctors can view patients in remote areas, detect changes in their skin colors and textures, and offer a close examination medically. Patients with neurological and psychiatric conditions benefit by receiving feedback from their videotaped interviews using store and forward technology. The feedback given is quicker than normal response. Glucoboy is an innovative technology effective in assisting children with diabetes maintain a healthy lifestyle. The infrared technology and sensors deliver remote monitoring to providers (Edwards & Edwards, 2009). They detect falls, illnesses, and injuries.
Teleneurology advancements such as telestroke network links patients in rural areas and neurologists and enables diagnosis for stroke, palsy, and apoplexy. Teleconsulting with specialists enables provision of medical care in the initial stages of neurological impairment, speech therapists, and physical rehab. Video-teleconferencing system connects doctors with patients and has united more than 13,000healthcare professionals. Telemedicine in health offers medical services such as surgery, ophthalmology, family medicine, ambulatory, pediatrics, urology, and ambulatory care (Edwards & Edwards, 2009).. Externally medical technology offers advanced drugs and devices, new diagnostic procedures that improve life quality and check chronic conditions. Medical technology has minimized errors, ensured safety when issuing drugs, effectiveness, and efficacy. Information systems have improved efficiency when keeping records, budgeting and billing.