Technological Innovation and Thought Leadership
Technological innovations continue to change the face of health care, and the pace of such innovations continues to increase exponentially.
For example, wireless communication, computerized charting, and the barcode scanning of medications have all greatly affected the practice of nursing.
Choose at least one of the following technological innovations and write a one-page report on how this technology is expected to impact nursing and health care in the coming decade.
See if you can identify the thought leader(s) credited with developing these technologies and explore the process that they used to both develop and market their innovations.
Biometrics to ensure patient confidentiality
Computerized physician order entry
Electronic health records
Nurse-bots (prototype nurse robots)
Genetic and genomic testing
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