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
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:
- Compare and contrast monitoring
of patient vital signs using mobile computing technology to inpatient
visits to the doctor’s office or hospital.
- Analyze the advantages and
disadvantages of using mobile computing technology to monitor patients.
- Assess the security concerns
with regard to the transmission of personal medical information over
- Assess the use of social
networking for group support for patients with similar medical concerns.
- Use at least three (3) quality
resources in this assignment. Note Wikipedia and similar
Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must
follow these formatting requirements
- Be typed, double spaced, using
Times New Roman font (size 12), with one inch margins on all sides;
citations and references must follow APA or school specific format. Check
with your professor for any additional instructions.
- Include a cover page containing
the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the
course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not
included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course
learning outcomes associated with this assignment are
- Describe the use of network
management, Web, wireless, and mobility technologies.
- Outline the strategic
implications of information assurance and security in an information
- 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.