Technology has the power to do many things, including the world we live in. Today in or society technology is evolving at a pace where we have never seen it before. Varying from high tech cars and even phones. The technology that was already exposed to has paved the way for us to innovate even further. On the other hand, the health care system has been evolving as the years move along. For example, according to Tencent, “Technology has the potential to make our golden years healthier and happier, and one nursing home in Shenzhen is already seeing benefits. They say patients have begun to show improvements in attitude, mental acuity, and overall condition since the new technology has been rolled out”. They have been able to adapt new changes to change people’s lives. Nursing homes in the future will have such advanced technology where nurses and doctors will be doing their job 50%. Technology to help with the elderly will help patients but on the other hand lower employment. We believe that there will be a drastic change in the way technology starts to evolve people’s daily lives. There are pros and cons to this. While technology poses no real risk of replacing nurses any time soon, nurses and all medical professionals will continue to incorporate ever-evolving technology into their daily routines. According to nurse journal, “Nurses already commonly use EMR systems, wearable devices, and telemedicine to address their patients’ health needs. Experts do not always agree on what the future of healthcare looks like, but nurses will continue to use machinery and artificial intelligence technology in ways that allow them to see more patients each day, administer medications more efficiently, and monitor conditions with complete confidence”.
Technology continues to influence the nursing field and healthcare in some exciting ways. For example, according to nurse journal, “increasing numbers of hospitals have integrated what used to be multiple forms of communication into one streamlined system. Nurses wear headsets or badges that allow them to communicate with their colleagues in real time. These systems provide alerts in emergency situations and upload patient health data to EMR systems automatically. Wearable technology allows nurses to scan barcodes on each patient’s bed to provide real-time data on vitals, medical history, medications, allergies, and test results. This allows for greater efficiency than the old method of filing, emailing, and charting patient information. Hospitals also can now incorporate sensors and chips into mattresses, bedding, and blankets so that nurses and physicians can monitor patients’ movement, weight, blood pressure, and other key data. With time, this information can paint a fuller picture of a patient’s condition and progress”. As you can see there is always going to be innovation. We believe that there will be a drastic change in the future.