write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your
thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future
discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use
examples to reinforce your ideas.
Library Research Assignment
Technology in health care has made is possible for patients to use
devices to access their medical information, monitor vital signs, take
tests at home, and carry out a plethora of other tasks that could only
previously be conducted inside the doctor’s office (Topol, 2013). This
enhanced technology is one of the many reasons that there has been a
shift from inpatient to outpatient care. Although patients have
benefited greatly from health care technology, there are also downsides
to technology, such as how it has affected the cost of care. For this
Discussion Board assignment, you should complete the following:
- Provide a definition of outpatient care.
- Discuss 2–3 ways in which technological innovations have impacted, or will impact, the delivery of care in the United States.
- Discuss 2–3 ways in which technology has had, or is expected to have, a detrimental impact on the delivery of care.
The use of at least 2 scholarly references is required.