Mobile computing has dramatically
changed how information is accessed and shared. Wireless networking has been an
enabler of mobile computing. One profession that mobile computing has had a big
impact on is health care management. Patients are now able to monitor their
vital signs such as blood pressure, glucose levels, etc. without having to
periodically visit a doctor’s office or hospital. There are devices such as the
Withings Blood Pressure Monitor that works with an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad
to record, track, and graph a patient’s blood pressure. There are other devices
that can measure blood glucose levels, oxygen levels, heart rate, etc. and use
an iPhone to send the results to a clinical server. Doctors and caregivers are
then able to access the data on the clinical server. According to the American
College of Gastroenterology, social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter,
and YouTube are used as powerful platforms to deliver and receive health care
information. Patients and caregivers are increasingly going online to connect
and share experiences with others with similar medical issues or concerns
Patients are able to take advantage of social networks to do more than just
share pictures and tweets. Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
and contrast monitoring of patient vital signs using mobile computing
technology to in-patient visits to the doctor’s office or hospital.
the advantages and disadvantages of using mobile computing technology to
the security concerns with regard to the transmission of personal medical
information over wireless networks.
the use of social networking for group support for patients with similar
at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia
and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Describe the use of network
management, Web, wireless, and mobility technologies.
Outline the strategic implications
of information assurance and security in an information technology environment.
Use technology and information
resources to research issues in information systems and technology.
Write clearly and concisely about
topics related to information systems for decision making using proper writing
mechanics and technical style conventions.