The Impact of Technology on U.S. Health Care


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The Impact of Technology on U.S. Health Care
Medical technology has revolutionized the delivery of healthcare in the US in the past five decades. Medical technology has had an impact on medical diagnosis, the life expectancy of Americans, management of illnesses, preventing illnesses and in surgical procedures. Shi and Singh (2004) define medical technology as the application of scientific knowledge from biomedical research in the healthcare industry. Diagnostic technology that has had a significant impact on healthcare delivery includes Ct scans, MRI, fetal monitor and ambulatory blood pressure monitor. According to Werner (2003) the US medical device industry is estimated to be a $74.5 billion enterprise (as cited by Reed et...
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