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The open source regime is not new to the world. Generally, the term open source refers to non-proprietor based software that is available to all the programmers/coders of the world in terms of source code and for free. The notion of open source health informatics can ideally be considered as a fresh provision for the health sector to process health related data. Laboratory Information and Management Systems are a very good example of Open Source Health Information Systems.
It was only a few decades ago that the world was unaware of the terminology ‘Internet’. Today, there is virtually no literate human household that may be devoid of this facility. The internet has become such a norm that the mere existence of man at a certain place without having been connected to the internet is though impossible.
About (2011) defines the internet as:
“The term Internet today refers to the global network of public computers running Internet Protocol. The Internet supports the public WWW and many special-purpose client/server software systems. Internet technology also supports many private corporate intranets and private home LANs.” (about, 2011)
The Google Science Fair is a golden opportunity for all the science lovers out there. If you think that you would love to know the mechanism behind how your father’s iPhone 5 is technically configured or how do volcanoes erupt hot lava from within the core of the Earth even though there are no visible signs that the core would be so hot or if you’re mesmerized that what exactly was the comet that injured so many people across Russia yesterday then you might just have the fervor and passion within you to attempt to replicate the existing natural phenomenon or to make something new altogether.
The infusion of Information Technology in the field of health and medicine has led to the rebirth of the said field. Technological advancements that have affected the field of health have affected the human society as a whole directly and have mostly proved to be beneficial rather than hazardous.
Formally speaking, the definition of Medical Informatics, as quoted at openclinical.com, is stated as follows:
Medical Informatics is the “scientific field that deals with biomedical information, data, and knowledge – their storage, retrieval, and optimal use for problem solving and decision making. It accordingly touches on all basic and applied fields in biomedical science and is closely tied to modern information technologies, notably in the areas of computing and communication (medical computer science)”
[Stanford Medical Informatics].
The current age of information technology as revolutionized man as a whole. We now live in a structure of a society that is poles apart from what our parents lived in. It was not very long ago that there was no existence of the internet and people would not go walking around holding their latest smart phones in their hands regardless of many other responsibilities around them. The information and technology boom has bought many a things to life that include the usage of computing devices as the top most option at its list.
The internet has been a source of massive information and usability ever since it has been introduced into the society. The trendiest of the happenings in the human race so far, Internet has integrated itself within each and every individual may it be youngsters or elders. However the inclination of youngsters towards the internet world has been of a more concern.
Gone are the days when books used to be man’s best friends. Today is the age of computers! The advent of technologically advanced computing devices has revolutionized each and every field of life. Studying is just one of those numerous fields that have been given a new meaning with the introduction of computing devices in it. With the rapid speed at which computing devices are becoming better day by day, they are becoming popular among the masses as well. The usability efficient Tablet PCs are quickly replacing the conventional computer systems and laptops. Everywhere you see people either had smart phones or tablet Pcs with them. Especially students tend to buy Tablet PCs rather than spending money on buying paper books that they do not even want to look at, let alone study from them.
“Find a Doctor, Symptom Checker, Conditions, Medications, Procedures and Hospitals” are just few of the facilities provided by websites that are providing technology’s merger with healthcare problems. iTriageHealth.com is one of the such solutions to health issues and is a one stop solution for all your healthcare needs. If you are suffering from certain unusual symptoms and want to look them up yourself before consulting your doctor, iTriage helps you by providing all the symptom checking process in simple step by step user-friendly manner.
You’re writing an email and a ‘ding’ sound distracts you to look at the lower corner of the laptop screen. Someone sent you an instant message on your ‘always signed in’ messenger. You check what the messages are and respond to them immediately. A conversation begins! Your friend on the opposite side is responding to you instantly and both of you start enjoying your conversation. An hour later you think of checking what time it was and are astonished to realize that one hour has lapsed. Your friend pauses in his conversation for a few seconds and you realize that you were actually writing an email. It was an urgent email that you were supposed to respond to but got dragged in the interactive chat. Technology got your mind all engrossed and you lost your focus!
Technology has undoubtedly revolutionized the human society but the way it affects people’s lives may prove to be both beneficial and unpleasant. Ease of Getting complex tasks done is often described as the major plus point of the emergence and advancements in the information and communications technology. Technology has provided man with various devices that perform complex calculations that were otherwise not possible to be done humanely. Imagine how life was without technology.
Technology has evolved to be the change agent for the human race. The term is often used interchangeably with globalization. The concept of globalization and its essence with respect to technology has been discussed with different aspects by writers. Following is an account of the perspective few of the most famous commentators on the said topic:
Friedman’s venture of Globalization dominatingly described the planet Earth as being virtually flat rather than being round as it is narrated with respect to its geographical coordinates. The author exclaimed at discovering the availability of technologically advanced facilities in Bangalore, India that were linked directly to their sister corporations in the world of the west only via the .com phenomenon. The author described that events such as the coming down of the Berlin wall, the advent of Windows Operating System and the emergence of Netscape Navigator as the first few things that had begun the process of globalization. He emphasized that a few things should be adopted that would assist in the globalization arena. These may be: Outsourcing, off shoring, open sourcing, Insourcing, supply chaining, collaboration and VoIP. More >