How does technology improve patient outcomes and the health-care system?
Nurses must embrace technology and integrate it into their nursing practice. Technology will not go away. It will continue to transform health care delivery systems. Because of technology, individual and groups communicate in new ways; the way health care is delivery and acquired has changed. Nursing must continue to take a leadership role in the incorporation of technology in health care. Nursing informatics will provide the tools and skills to assist health care to move ahead in the ever changing world. Advances in technology may make vaccines for cancer and medications to prevent vascular disease available someday. New organs and body parts that correct or improve function may be commonly accessible. It is conceivable that bloodless surgery will be performed and drugs without side effects will be developed. Computer programs and clinical simulator will be universally used for practice in health education. This all advanced technology will contribute to improve patient outcomes and health care system.