Technology is a Net Positive in the Healthcare Space
Helen Lee Schifter promotes healthy living in all of her writing, in a consistent manner and fashion. Schifter believes strongly in the value that technology can have in promoting and enhancing a healthier lifestyle for all. The reality is that technology has been used and applied in a variety of different ways toward many sectors. But it’s in the healthcare sector, where technology has had the most meaningful impact of all. The effects that its adaptation has had are numerous and unquantifiable. Consider for a moment how many machines in hospitals or any type of medical facilities today, are able to used most efficiently due to the technological advents and advances. It’s truly remarkable.
Helen Lee Schifter shares her insights about this evolution that has led to constructive effects and consequences on the healthcare industry. Within the context of the Coronavirus pandemic especially, these advancements have had such amazingly beneficial consequences on ensuring the preservation of the physical and emotional well being of our nation’s citizens.
The United States has been at the forefront of incorporating technology into sectors such as the healthcare sector, to its benefit. It has helped our prized medical professionals and emergency medical practitioners with their ability to care for their residents and patients. Even when it comes to performing operations and surgical procedures, in some cases technological devices that are now available can make such procedures not only more expeditious but also more likely to yield a positive outcome for the patient.
It’s for this reason (among a number of others), that if you compare the way operations in the medical field were treated before the advent and subsequent advances of technology, to the way they are treated currently, the contrast is stark and clear as can be. Healthcare workers and professionals – including doctors, are able to procure premium level treatment in this technological era of rapid advancement.
The way that technology is facilitating an enhancement of healthcare treatment has been a prime example and illustration of the positive ways that technology can be used to benefit society. It is truly impressive that it can continue to be used in constructive ways to expedite processes; enhance the quality of training of many work-forces; and truly redefine manual labor, as we know it .
These transformations of industries have in some cases had some negative consequences. As we’ve seen with the broader conversation around artificial intelligence, there is less of a need for machinery and for manual labor as we continue advancing with technology. This has been the counterargument to those contending vociferously, of the great value of the technological innovation of our time. The counterargument seems to be that we shouldn’t view these technological changes favorably because it leads to a reduced size of our work forces; and that people as a consequence, are losing their jobs and employment opportunities.
Helen Lee Schifter concludes that while there has to be a balance struck between the two extremes, it is also important for us all to recognize the inherent value that technology brings to the table. As industries continue having technological advancement applied to them, there will undoubtedly continue to be changes that will unfold. But through all these changes, it is also incumbent upon us to adapt accordingly. There’s no reason for there to be a reduced workforce as a consequence of these changes if we invest efforts, energy and resources into viewing these changes as positive opportunities for change, as opposed to cheap ways out of employing people. Actors that are conducting and comporting themselves in bad faith will continue to seek pretexts and excuses for continuing to engage in misconduct and misbehavior. But those that are acting in good-faith and seeking to lead lives filled with goodness, while succeeding professionally, will be able to continue seeing this technological boon for what it is – an opportunity for positive and transformative change, leading a revolution that can redefine the way so many different industries operate.