Healthcare Technology Integration for Improved Patient Care


Healthcare technology integration is at the forefront of efforts to enhance patient care in modern healthcare systems. This paper explores the pivotal role played by technology integration in healthcare, multifaced landscape of healthcare technology, delving into its historical evolution, current applications, its profound impact on patient care, the challenges encountered during implementation, and potential future developments. The paper navigates through the contemporary technologies shaping the healthcare industry including electronic health records systems, telemedicine, and robotics. It discusses the benefits and challenges associated with telemedicine and the security concerns related to healthcare data. The paper meticulously examines the benefits of healthcare technology, emphasizing improved patient outcomes, enhanced diagnostics, and increased efficiency in healthcare delivery. However, significant challenges and ethical considerations are also associated with healthcare technology. From date security and privacy concerns to issues of accessibility and affordability the analysis encompasses the complexities of technology adoption in healthcare. The paper scrutinizes resistance to technology among healthcare professionals, regulatory hurdles, and the potential drawbacks of overreliance on technology. The findings offer valuable insights for healthcare professionals, policymakers, and technology developers, paving the way for a future where technology and healthcare converge seamlessly for the betterment of society.

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2023

Senior Project Advisor

Tricia Jordan, Ph.D.

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Health Care Administration

Document Type

Thesis - Murray State Access only

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