Digital Technology in Health Care and Human Services 2007 As digital technology continues to influence Health Care and Human Service in the future, what does this mean for those who work and will work in these fields? For those who already work in the category of Health Care and Human Service, it would mean they would have to try to get as much information with regards to the digital technologies that emerge during spare time and attend trainings announcing the latest about those.
Let’s take for instance, the doctors who are going to utilize microrobotic grippers and tweezers that will allow them to carry out an operation involving the smallest parts of the body (Allan, 2002). Of course, they will have to undergo extensive training, probably a “simulation” before utilizing the aforementioned devices over an actual surgery on a “live person”. The doctor should master it first in order to avoid mistakes that may lead to negative consequences like permanent damage or even death of a patient.
Meanwhile, for those who are about to join this fields, they should prepare first, seminar-workshops, trainings, crash courses, may help them. For example, if they intend to work in the department where “pervasive computing” is carried out then they should know at least the basics of the aforementioned (Simpson, 2004). What will workers in these fields have to do to prepare themselves for this environment? The workers will have to be very patient in understanding and taking in new updates with regards to it.
Also, they have to be more than willing to attend seminar-workshops that may enhance their knowledge and skills with regards to the new innovations/technologies presented. Will prospective workers have to have extensive experience using technology? Definitely, prospective clients will have to have extensive experience in using these innovations or technologies. Let’s take for instance, the “implantable brain probes” which records the neural actions occurring (Allan, 2002).
Since the brain is a part of the body which is so delicate, the ones who are about to administer these implants should have mastered how to carry this out, otherwise, something serious may occur (Allan, 2002).
References Allan, R. (2002). Medical Electronics: Technology Advances Will Revolutionize Healthcare. Electronic Design, 50(20), 64. Simpson, R. L. (2004). Where Will We Be in 2015. Nursing Management, 35 (12), 38 – 44.