Role of Technology in Long-Term Care
Using the South University Online Library and the Internet, find three articles describing the role technology will play in addressing the challenges ahead in long-term care. Summarize your findings and based on your learning, respond to the following questions:
Which challenges in long-term care system remain unmet? Why?
What changes can we expect to occur with the influx of baby boomers entering into the long-term care system?
Why do you think technology is important to long-term care? Support your answer with relevant examples.
What are the pros and cons of the implementation of technology in long-term care? Consider both providers and consumers while describing.
How does technology improve the type and quality of care received by long-term care consumers?
How important is the commitment by top management for the use of information technology in long-term care to be successful? Why?
How can the challenges be proactively addressed as opposed to being reactive?