Ch 5: Health Care Delivery Technology

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Health Care Delivery Technology - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll take a look at a variety of health care delivery technology topics, including how technology works specifically in the health care industry and some of the issues brought up by its use. Take your time as you work through these lessons on your mobile phone, tablet or computer. Each lesson comes with a short quiz you can use to test yourself before an exam or before moving on to other subjects. Our helpful instructors are available to assist you should you have any questions. This chapter is designed to hep you:

  • Define medical technology
  • Describe the ways healthcare is changing because of information technology
  • Outline the use of information technology for interdisciplinary medical teams
  • Identify the impact of health care technology advances
  • Explain the role the U.S. government plays in health technology diffusion
  • Discuss the benefits and costs of health technology assessment
  • Detail medical technology and ethics

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Health Care Delivery Technology
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Medical Technology: Definition & Examples

1. Medical Technology: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, learn what medical technology is and be able to list many examples of diagnosis and treatment medical technology, both simple and complex.

How Information Technology is Changing Healthcare

2. How Information Technology is Changing Healthcare

This lesson will examine how information technology throughout healthcare is used to support patients, hospital staff, and other providers involved in care delivery and the decision-making processes in healthcare organizations.

Information Technology & Interdisciplinary Medical Teams

3. Information Technology & Interdisciplinary Medical Teams

Technology is used in everyday life for many different things. It is also used in healthcare settings. In this lesson, we will learn about how interdisciplinary teams use information technology.

Impact of Advances in Health Care Technology

4. Impact of Advances in Health Care Technology

From the rise of the personal computer to the use of surgical robotics, healthcare technology has changed dramatically. Read this lesson to learn more about how technological advances have made tremendous strides in terms of healthcare access, affordability, and overall patient care.

The U.S. Governments Role in Health Technology Diffusion

5. The U.S. Governments Role in Health Technology Diffusion

U.S. government policy plays a major role in the spread of new health technologies. In this lesson, we'll examine the role and responsibility of the U.S. government in health technology diffusion, and the impact of diffusion on healthcare delivery.

Health Technology Assessment: Definition, Benefits & Costs

6. Health Technology Assessment: Definition, Benefits & Costs

Entering the fast-paced world of technology, this lesson gives a snapshot of what is possible with health technology assessment. The content will include possible benefits and cost considerations for healthcare.

Medical Technology, Scarcity & Ethics

7. Medical Technology, Scarcity & Ethics

How did the lack of proper medical technology contribute to the spread of a deadly virus in Africa and all over the world? How does this tie in with bioethics? Find out, in this lesson!

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