New tools for Health technology

Infrastructure, information systems, devices, doctors and patients engaged in care.

Human health is one of the most studied areas and on which rests against the higher pressure results. Physicians should face death every minute and mistakes are never seen with consideration, so the technology has been put to use in medicine, opening new possibilities for prevention, diagnosis and care of patients.
Educational Technology:  New Tools
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At first glance one might think that the e- health or e- medicine, covers only devices that diagnose and monitor certain diseases, but fortunately for humanity, technology accompanies each of the states of the body, starting for prevention, one of the most neglected areas because usually tied to moments of being, in which there are no symptoms or no pain and therefore people can stop worrying.

The number of digital resources that are available for the prevention of diseases ranging from a myriad of content circulating on the web, including balanced diet options and cures emotional impact on the physical body , to devices that accompany the processes of conditioning and allow you to track the response of muscles, bones and joints.

The next step in the medical scale is the diagnosis, and no doubt technology has given their all to make this work more effective. First, devices are increasingly accurate in their analysis and simpler thanks to scientific evidence in their administration can be identified in time the most common ailments.

In contrast, the risk of increased self courtesy of too much information circulating on- line and poor interpretation by patients who prefer to use a website before a health professional appears.

The treatment is the next step and certainly telemedicine queen. Thanks to medical processes mediated by technology may specialists of the most prestigious institutions serve complex diseases in the farthest corners, without even leaving their offices? Exams analyzed via email, Skype consultations and surgeries to make the bouquet away options for e- health treatments.

Tracking patients is another step that has shown amazing results with the inclusion of technological devices in it. The general idea of a post -operative rooms usually include aseptic and little contact with friends and family to ensure the highest standing and patient care, but some procedures do not require extreme care and by using remote monitoring devices doctors can check real -time patient information and care to make calls when they notice any inconsistencies, as in patients with electronic pacemakers.

The relationship with patients, and even the disease itself, is just one of the areas in which it develops e-health, also known as eHealth. In parallel to the care of each disease a challenge for those who manage health systems and hospital information appears. CIOs (Chief Information Officers) are responsible for a vital task though usually unnoticed.

Your task is to include systems and information architectures efficient hospital networks, so that a physician can access all the clinical history of a patient alone with your digital card, for example. The millions of data produced a medical institution allow even identify patterns of risk of transmission of viruses or projections on the rate of morbidity and mortality in a population.

From a different front, the e- health care is viewed as a business opportunity for different sectors. Managers of IT development deal to create new devices that support research, clinical managers and private health care centers offer it as an alternative for the treatment of patients with mobility difficulties, and application developers to deal with generating control systems that allow diabetics, or any other track of the sugar in your body.

In this regard, Joan Dzenowagis, ICT specialist of the World Health Organization, said to the UN that “with increasing use of e-health is expected to emerge new businesses and economic opportunities that proliferate along with platforms for innovation and services. In countries where there are established markets eHealth, is gaining importance in order to receive a more efficient, effective and personalized attention, and citizens actively use and share information in order to get best services, prices and treatments”.

So, the e- health is the result of a complex network whose pillar protection of life, but it depends on infrastructure, devices, information systems, and doctors and patients able to manage all available technological resources in towards your care.

Health technology for our health

Coordination Technologies for Health WSCF analyzes the trends and needs of the health sector in order to identify existing capabilities to generate strategic alliances and projects to promote technological innovation and scientific, technological and economic development in this area.

This Coordination Mexiquense works closely with the Council for Science and Technology, and its main objectives are:
Locate health sector companies with capabilities to generate competitive products and services nationally and internationally.
Providing companies in other sectors migration and participation in the health sector, to complement technical capabilities.
Encourage and facilitate the consolidation of alliances or innovation networks between research, higher education institutions and businesses to develop new products, processes and services.
Articular companies with programs that provide the necessary tools and consulting on issues such as certification, process implementation, regulation, support for innovation projects and analysis of market opportunities.
Mexico is the second largest consumer of medical devices in Latin America after Brazil and the third largest importer of medical devices in the Americas, after the United States and Canada.

Some of the most striking trends in health sector are:
Growth and aging population. The world’s population is expected to increase from 6000 500 million people to 8 billion by 2025, partly due to increased longevity. The population aged 60 and over represented 10.3 % of the global population in 2005 will constitute 15% of the total population by 2025.

Chronic diseases. The populations of the big cities are more prone to chronic diseases such as arrhythmias, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma and depression. About 80 % of the population over 65 years with a chronic disease and 50% have at least two chronic diseases.

Medical Home Care (Homecare). Hospitalization is the business of health care with higher expenses in the United States. There is a global trend to reduce the time spent by inpatients. The use of less invasive procedures and shorter recovery time also impacts on reducing costs for patients and hospitals, which can maintain adequate care from other care centers or home.

Benefits of Technology and Education

It’s hard to define what exactly the technology. In principle the term literally refers to the study of the art, this is all theoretical and practical knowledge involving scientific disciplines. By this definition, for something to be a technology as such should have a use in a particular field. At the moment it is UN used, would be technology. As it is quite difficult to classify, we speak of unused or obsolete technologies. No need to go to the time of the invention of fire to see technologies that have been replaced by others: what was for our grandparents to our generation technology may be an anachronism no practical use. There is another concept widely used today such as new technology, including several newly established fields such as computing, telecommunications, and a point of purchase display. Anyway coexist in modern society technologies as old as the wheel with the newer ones.

Technology to Education

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The importance of technology is almost always tied to practical uses have. In fact, a very expensive technology, or very difficult, not usually succeed, because its implementation is very complicated. That’s why sometimes seems rudimentary technologies trump other much more ‘modern’. Anyway, usually technology continually advancing, being in general the practical development of new ideas conceived by scientific disciplines , and thus is closely linked to the concept of innovation.

In the life of modern society, technology is a must. In fact, most scientific efforts are focused on creating new technologies that meet the needs of society and achieve better standards of welfare. That on paper, because technology is not always used for its intended nor designed to improve human life (there are important exceptions, such as military technology), but always a technology fills a need. Without technology is not accurate, and therefore, not be used.

Linked to the great needs of mankind, have always appears very important technologies. For human communication need arose the telephone, television, radio, internet … With health needs, there have been advances in surgery, general medicine, clinical analysis … With the economic needs have created new industrial technologies , process technologies, extraction .. And so on to infinity, because there is no area in which the technology is not present: whether in the economic, industrial, social, political, scientific, legislative, educational … etc, as it allows an improvement of outcome or a simplification of the intermediate processes. Very related to this is the concept of BAT (Best Available Technology), or best available technology, in Spanish. This term is based many of the modern concepts of ecology and sustainability, through continuous improvement of the technologies used in the industry to prevent contamination.

This last term has changed in recent years the old concept of technology as the ultimate performance enhancer. Before new techniques directly seeking the utmost benefit, especially to be developed in 99 % of cases by and for companies seeking economic performance. Big problems after the industrial revolution, including not only social but environmental ones are a clear example of what is wrong with this approach. Today we try not only increase production, but new technologies other aspects care, such as social welfare workers themselves or environmental benefit.

Importance of Technology and Education in School

Today, the importance of ICT in education

The effect of technology in the classroom is very motivating.
The mere fact of using new technological resources takes children and young people to have greater incentive to address any activity in the classroom.
Both the uses of videos, televisions, or computers, are all elements thereof stimulating and enable a better use of time for all students and teachers.
Obviously I’m not saying anything new , but if I must clarify that the perspective is very different to what we had ten years ago , many of which ten years ago were opposed or did not see the positive in this, today seek to incorporate the use of technologies into their teaching .

The witness and experience using technology in the classroom, I get the feeling that you are working with a large board enables you to present more interesting ideas, content , concepts, and information, which the traditional way does not allow .
The correct use of these media is what enables the teacher asking questions and presenting issues that lead to real change in education.
We cannot be oblivious to the changes that occur in the world, it is our duty as educators move forward positively through and with the changes…
Now I reaffirm what I said in my long space for reflection in this blog … ” must be established between all new pedagogical models that consider the educational use of the new technologies” and in that sense we have taken a big step lately … but we lack much yet , I assure you .

We live in a society bombarded by new technologies, where every day the media influence our lives with new multimedia elements, images, sounds, etc. , Which inevitably caught our attention, which is why we must promote and encourage use stimulation the capabilities of our children and youth in an educational environment that is conducive to learning simultaneously thereof. This is what our authorities are well understood and largely teachers in the country and the region.

One of the major current problems of education in our region, according to reports from international organizations is the lack of motivation of students to study, but this is generated in many cases from teachers who push their classes from a traditional perspective, where the student’s role is very passive, ending boring you. Obviously, we must understand that the school and education in particular become interesting when the student happens to be protagonists of their own learning…

I opportune to say that it is extremely important that teachers today, we must promote mechanisms that lead students to a more critical training to existing information on the Internet, and in any audiovisual medium that surrounds us, we must teach select, compare analyze in different places or means … we must develop in them greater capabilities to help them discover more.

The new lines of action in education, driven by the various states, currently tend to favor a change and welcome. New tools and technology strategies that are intended to improve the educational network and enable both students and teachers, better motivation.
At a time when we all have knowledge of technological tools, their benefits, their resources, when plotted projects that include better use of technology in learning processes in the country and the region; we can integrate ICT quietly to education in general. Today more than ever we know that all teachers make daily use of technological elements (call phones, mp3, videos, computers, internet, etc) … and this makes it possible to give educational use them … so aptly said there A. Picitelli by 2003 in this space, ” the emergence of new knowledge technologies such as grid computing, hypertext and the Internet will forever change the way: read, write, think, act “. Today, anyone can say that this is not fulfilled? Did not read, write and act differently thinking? Today more than ever we must seize the opportunity provided by the educational system , to set the framework within which these resources should be incorporated teaching strategies and to enable basic incorporation of technological infrastructure in schools, with new computer rooms , equipment with art computer and internet facilities , in addition to training teachers … when C Sagol said in speaking of new technologies ” that Argentine schools ” at least ” have little or no equipment machines have no connectivity . In these cases the only thing that can raise the bar is a state policy that raises specific short terms goals of connectivity and training. This will create the conditions for a change of attitude in the educational community. ” … Expressed a clear desire, that now happily already given, then teachers must make that change in attitude no time to lose.
A colleague today, in my opinion, is bound to know and to use ICTs in the classroom, this must be understood as a challenge that society imposes on you and the school , teachers today cannot remain oblivious to these demands . The teachers adapt to new technologies is a must for this time of change , for this information society , where the learning space is no longer limited to the classroom, where learning transcends even the boundaries of the school , the country , the world …

There are subjects or a subject that enable more use of these resources and is suitable for use as tools that lead to learning what the teachers want; this raises the motivation in the classroom.

But everything changed inferred incorporation of new resources, and this means expanding budgets to incorporate more machines , seek to reach all facilities in the country , and if you get internet broadband service would be ideal … on the other hand should be increased training of teachers in this context.
Seeing the program to incorporate the laptops into the process, fills me with joy , but at the time I think this action should be understood as an element of the process, very important yes, but not in itself the most important , if you think that the possession and use of these resources is solved the whole problem of education, we are wrong , this should be taken seriously and understood that in principle is a pilot stage and secondly, that the proper use of them depends on the system and truly benefit society and progress in the learning process. This can give you more opportunities, but the quality of education depends on what the teacher can do with it and only in a reasonable time, 4 or 5 years we will see results … so now I think we should be glad that our students can have this try and find a way to enable us to give a successful use of these resources.

In my experience of working with schools in different countries of the world, I see in other countries and are incorporated tics for many years in Europe and North America, has its integrated schools with ICTs and is a positive reality in these times I think it’s time to go see such positive experiences and not stay in the waiting, because if this happens, we will be even further behind than we are today with the rest of the advanced world. We cannot leave out the positive experience of Mexico, Colombia, Panama to which we must add Chile and Argentina, but I think it is very important to understand that we still have progress since the introduction of more specific and concrete strategies. In each province Argentina understand the system in a different way and this is not good if we advance the incorporation of these technological resources together as a truly federal program , there are also differences in the jurisdictions in granting importance to these tools and assessing their own resources, this hinders the improvement of system us you think? ..

Importance of technology in everyday life

Technology is today is synonymous with power domain, the great nations are large containers of the greatest technological advances thus the largest developers in what refers to this aspect. Also this development is directly based on the level of education and the development of society about Medrano says Basanta, Gemma, that new technologies produce training a new model characterized by the passage of one-way communication to a more open that allows interaction, diversification of information media and self-learning. Which reveals that the greater weight exercises technological progress is reflected in educational levels may have different nations in the world.

Moreover fundamental roles technology plays in the field , health, culture and religion, these issues are no less affected only that they rely heavily on education engine , in this sense the man in day to day make use of the benefits economic often without knowledge of it , hence that these benefits are not properly harnessed and channeled , an everyday example of what is proposed here is that of the students who go to cyber to play, download games via the Internet but not use real tools it offers. With the above respected (Aguilar 1997) mentions that achieve this management training and proper training of the population is no easy task as one of the main challenges that educators face today is that they belong to generations that had to support the emergence of new information technologies and communications and its impact on everyday life, without many of have fully assimilated yet. While, on the contrary, the students have grown up in a world in which these technologies occupy many areas of their immediate surroundings (however that access to them is not even fair). This difference, now called technological literacy, it can become a major obstacle to the adequate incorporation of new technological resources.

With regard to the above it can be concluded that if teachers do not have good knowledge about using technology as you can then properly guide and educate the population.

Technology is today is synonymous with power domain, the great nations are large containers of the greatest technological advances thus the largest developers in what refers to this aspect. Also this development is directly based on the level of education and the development of society about Medrano says Basanta , Gemma , that new technologies produce training a new model characterized by the passage of one-way communication to a more open that allows interaction , diversification of information media and self-learning . Which reveals that the greater weight exercises technological progress is reflected in educational levels may have different nations in the world.

Moreover fundamental roles technology plays in the field , health, culture and religion, these issues are no less affected only that they rely heavily on education engine , in this sense the man in day to day make use of the benefits economic often without knowledge of it , hence that these benefits are not properly harnessed and channeled , an everyday example of what is proposed here is that of the students who go to cyber to play, download games via the Internet but not use real tools it offers. With the above respected (Aguilar 1997) mentions that achieve this management training and proper training of the population is no easy task as one of the main challenges that educators face today is that they belong to generations that had to support the emergence of new information technologies and communications and its impact on everyday life, without many of have fully assimilated yet. While, on the contrary, the students have grown up in a world in which these technologies occupy many areas of their immediate surroundings (however that access to them is not even fair). This difference, now called technological literacy, it can become a major obstacle to the adequate incorporation of new technological resources.

With regard to the above it can be concluded that if teachers do not have good knowledge about using technology as you can then properly guide and educate the population.

Throughout time man has always been concerned to perpetuate their culture, which is passed from one generation to another, all their knowledge, perfecting given as discoveries and inventions. It’s just taking a quick look back when the man met the fire, made? It’s first agricultural tools and weapons to hunt. Similarly, the Greek culture left a legacy of knowledge that over time have been studied and greatly enriched our knowledge and thought. To get to our age , characterized in that society is full of many technological advances such as the ICT , and many tools, machines and networks of communication that facilitate daily development .

Similarly, it has been so important to the technology that makes presence everywhere to become indispensable part of our way of life, to the point that it became an essential tool for today’s educational system. It is so broad the impact of technology in our society that has generated major changes in the world economy, politics, culture, life of people, undeniably changing the way we produce wealth and how to acquire and access information and learning.

In the past 20 years, there have been important experiences to introduce technology in education, in order to improve the teaching-learning process to the point that we can say that today there are very few schools where computers are not the service of teaching practice (Peter, 2012).

The school plays an important role when it comes to raising awareness of the technology and makes use of this, but it is quite a challenge to make proper use of it, as they have many advantages and many problems when making use of the tics. This paper analyzes the importance of income in school technology, the advantages and disadvantages that technology brings, likewise referred to the problems and dangers that can bring with the inappropriate use of the internet.

The school is a fundamental part of society , as there are children and young people in the future will be the men who in one way or another take the reins of society. School is from where the engineers, doctors, politicians and workers in general will have to face a working life largely dominated by the tecnología.es for this reason it is important to prepare young people to make responsible use and technology professional.

The economic success of a country depends largely on the level of education than their young reach, and more of their capacities to manage and create technology. Examples are Japan, is a country with few natural resources and little land area it is still one of the top world economies due to its breakthrough in technology. The job demands have become today’s economy; this is a situation that is not paying attention sometimes in the school sector. A high percentage of labor that is required today requires technology expertise (Peter, 2012). It is very important to understand that today’s workers must be prepared to handle machines and high-tech tools , so that is the academy must provide adequate education in order to expand the opportunities for young people are part productive life of the country. In short, are the needs of the labor market which require a teaching school chord, where young people adequately prepare to occupy a place in the industry or in the economy?

In the case of our country , we have great faults to form students in school and have access to the latest technology , since the school is not upgraded yet , we are still using computers that gave the program government called computers for Schools , remember that these computers when they came to school and were discontinued and really did not serve . This implies a big problem in education, as the school is training young people to meet the challenges it brings the labor market that requires a lot of knowledge in computing and technology. This plus the fact that in our country there is research on issues related to creation of new technologies.

There is no doubt that technology can offer many opportunities to expand our knowledge and likewise to simplify our lives. You can name a few very important in communication. I just remember that some years ago the sending and receiving of a letter take days or even months to reach its destination, but thanks to the advances of modernity, a letter can last from one day to another or simply send an email address you can take to reach their destination in 3-5 seconds. Some people have physical impairments and their transfer type is complicated, so I can study online, using the computer and the internet. Proof of this is the people who are trained in virtual environments such as SENA. These learning environments provide access to education for people of different sexes, people living far from urban centers, people of different ages and strata, or people with illnesses that prevent access to formal education.

In view of the difficulties that arise when you will make use of the books by the students as they are sometimes hard to get, or have high market prices, to name a few examples. The use of technology brings us closer to them as it has become fashionable digital books and tablets that can store plenty of books that are available to the reader, and even more important is the use of virtual libraries. These libraries make it easy for young people to do their work without being connected to an internet network. For this reason, schools should encourage and motivate young people to make use of these technologies in order to improve the quality of education and make massive use of digital resources.

As stated Servin (2011). Technology has the potential to help transform the school system into a much more flexible and effective. Thus, in many universities around the world are offered postgraduate studies virtually, or to say English courses online. Similarly, the importance of technology can be demonstrated as it allows more efficient teacher when preparing lessons , and you can access a multitude of information and teaching strategies that can be implemented , facilitating work and the little board is used , has been changed to the video beam or photocopies . The success of digital whiteboards, for example should be understood in this context of seeking solutions that optimize the routines, the contents and materials that are part of teaching traditional classroom (Higgins, 2010).

In this sense, the use of digital resources in the classroom allows the teacher to the student closer and form a meeting point between the two sides, which allows one to stream content and receive teachings and the other more enjoyable and entertaining, for young people called the attention that teachers make use of virtuality as it is an area where they feel safe and comfortable.

Otherwise, use the student gives to technology is a very important issue, the question arises as to whether the student makes good use of technology or otherwise wasted technology tools that are at your fingertips. In some cases it is evident that more young leaders strive to make good use of these resources, but other youth are only dedicated to copy and paste, others seeking good information and May even fall into plagiarism.

All of these tools and underlying technologies bring some advantages and disadvantages that can be seen in education. Among the highlights are:

Advantage

Learning can be done cooperatively as technology facilitates teamwork, provides for the exchange of ideas and about students.
The work done with the help of tics allowed having a high content of information rather wide and varied.
Given the large number of teaching resources that exist in the network, teachers have become more creative and better prepare their classes.
With the use of technology the student can access the information you need instantly, and send their tasks easily and quickly, and paper usage can be greatly reduced, as it has been replaced by the digital format.
Today’s students have innate abilities that allow them to understand the use and management of technology, accepting gladly do their homework, because they identify and secure using a computer. In this way the work done faster and have more free time for recreation and social life.

Disadvantages

Similarly, it also has some disadvantages that must be managed to avoid falling into major problems. For this, the teacher must be prepared and know guide young people from being victims of technology and the people who take advantage of it.

Since such rapid advancement of technology, it becomes quickly obsolete, forcing to spend considerable sums of money to upgrade.

You need to train constantly to avoid being displaced, so you have to spend some time tinkering on computers to learn how to handle new developments.

If the student is well advised not accessible mistaken or unreliable information, like the pages of corner bump, good jobs, etc. And also use the copy and paste without even reading what is written.

Another very noticeable downside is that many young people do when entering tasks entertainment pages, dedicated to non-academic activities, such as Facebook, email, videos, music etc.

To conclude we can say that the technology has improved and greatly facilitated our lives, but we have to be very careful and responsible not to fall into trouble for misusing it. For example we know of people who have been abducted using the internet, young people who have been raped and most common is intimate upload photos or videos to the network. There by destroying the lives of many people. We see the same way that the technology benefits teachers, students, parents and society in general. It enables communication with the world, about distant relatives, separates and unites couples lovers.

Talk is talk about innovation technology, when it comes to educational technology it relates to education level innovations that already exist and are increasingly more sophisticated. The simple email is a powerful and great educational value, why, because through email can exchange information of any kind, a part that can be also linked and integrated with other people, be they the teacher and his students or others with another level of education or simply non-professional individuals, here people communicate regardless of race, social status, age, degree of Preparation.

Similarly, it is learned, and that people do not have any professional degree, always know something good is the trade in which they work or the simple wisdom that you have acquired through experience or everyday life events , courses taken or better news about any area even well-founded , reasoned and comprehensive internet holds ; also be formed in the home, on the street, on television and on the job.

That is why it is said that the current educational resources have been by the world we live in and it’s not just the teacher who has the duty to use them. An important contribution for all mainly for educational institutions and policies is to be designed around educational guidelines (for the field of education), of course, which takes into account the knowledge you need to know about technology and the government well organized as the teachers’ union to work according to some objectives are met according to the needs of the student population. We are in a stage of transition and transformation to occur in society and bring positive results in all aspects must be willing to change and require the collaboration of all.

In order to achieve these goals requires the participation of the cultural, economic, the aforementioned and more.

The technology allows the job done in an effective, fast, mobile and without error and is becoming more a part of our life.

I think the reality is that new technologies are important for all, are part of our daily lives in a way that we would not have imagined. Not just mean complicated mechanisms and complex industrial processes, but the day to day , from the use of email, the absence of which causes us a thousand problems , to cell phone use , etc. .

When we think of technology, associate with the most advanced science and industry , without realizing that technology is present in all human affairs , and of course also in education .

New technologies and social media are closely related and are present in any social, there is a “democratization” of access to technology (internet, mobile phones, computers, etc.), and all this is reflected in the school, which is part of society.

The use of new technologies in schools should consider careful planning and selection of resources, materials and methods to use.

It is therefore necessary, planning and selection but also a progressive introduction is carried out in a systematic and organized, applying the aforementioned planning. A key aspect is to perform coordination, not only among teachers, but between all the professionals involved.

We must be clear that the information technology and communication in the service of educational goals and not the other is a tool, not an end.

Activities designed for the use of information technologies and communication should be to foster collaboration, communication and participation. Creativity and critical thinking are two pillars at the time of any job, will be encouraged and valued.

One of the advantages of using ICT is to exploit the novelty of use, although this is slowly disappearing because it is increasingly common to use tools such as education both in private life. A major drawback is that the use of ICT can increase certain inequalities based on accessibility to various resources, therefore we must always remember this potential drawback when introducing ICT in our center, requiring a study center and the environment and we must ensure equal opportunities. – About

Another aspect to consider is the diversity of students when ICT approach, so find some with a level of expertise and experience than ours and others who need a superior learning stage. Excessive or superficial knowledge of the use of technology can lead in some cases improper use of it so you have to watch for proper use and also to avoid excessive dependence.