I enjoyed reading your post and you make some great points about technology and health care. As we all know technology and imaging play a vital role in our everyday health care setting. Now more than ever we depend on imaging for instance the COVID-19 has really made us depend on technology for proper diagnosing especially radiology and computed tomography that reveal the ddisease process in the pulmonary system .In addition technology plays an important role to log and keep track of the new cases for the COVID-19 . Nationwide and globally we depend on technology to learn how surroundings places handle the medical crisis. Lastly the debate over the cause of cancer and radiology imaging still exists. In all Radiology settings we must always practice ALARA which stands for As Low As Reasonably Activable. Thank you for your post.
Each year the Joint Commission, a nationally recognized accreditation committee, sets out a set of patient safety goals which serve as a guide for hospitals to focus on. For the year 2019 one of the goals they outlined was the need to safely identify patients (National Patient Safety Goals, 2019). This goal is actually not new as many of the topics covered are recurring from year to year. The integration of electronic health records, tracking and technology has made this goal somewhat easier to achieve as patients have identification bands that can be used to help identify patients. Using barcode scanners we are able to scan the patients identification band and compare it to the current open chart, if the name does not match, an error pops-up alerting the nurse to a possible mismatch. Additionally, many facilities also introduced name alert tags for patients that have similar names or spelling as a visual precaution too.