Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Introduction and History of Modern Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:Technological Advances in the Administration of Health Care
Slide content:Health Care Education Expert systems help in developing diagnostic reasoning skills Online resources provide a readily available knowledge base that can be accessed on-demand Simulation technology helps in training 16
Slide notes:Technology has been responsible for innovations in the delivery of health care education. Expert systems, which are a type of clinical decision support tool, help in developing diagnostic reasoning skills and decision-making skills in clinicians. Online resources provide a readily available knowledge base that can be accessed on demand. Just a few decades ago, a physician looking for a particular piece of information, for example, an article, would have to go into a library, look at a physical index or consult with a librarian, order the article, and wait for it to show up via the postal service. Now, articles can be obtained quickly via the Internet and online databases. Another growing field is simulation technology, which helps in training clinicians. For example, medical residents practice procedures using a simulated environment, rather than practice procedures on real patients. This helps them with patient safety, improves students clinical skills, and helps in health care education. 16