The use of Mobile devices in New Zealand
Research has shown that the introduction of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets has made a huge impact as a result of their functions. Smartphones and tablets have a unique feature in the sense that the devices can combine the functions of computing and communication. These features are critical in the healthcare sector because both the patient and the medical personnel can calculate or compute the cost of administering certain medical service like physiotherapy so that both parties can plan ahead of time and make necessary plans accordingly (Arsand et al, 2012). The devices have also served to enhance better and fast communication between the patient and the doctor. Contact can be performed in the form of a short text message or verbal communication with clarity. This enables the patient to communicate with the physician in the fastest means possible thereby getting some typical advice from the doctor concerning what to do in the event of an emergency (Mirza et al, 2008). A particular study has shown that these devices have helped in improving the communication between doctor and nurses on inpatient health care facilities. Another survey conducted also indicated most of the health care professionals and medical students described using mobile gadgets as a means of communication than using telephone or face to face conversation. Therefore, these mobile devices have helped to enhance effective communication hence making it a valuable tool in the health care sector.
The emergence of mobile devices has been very useful in the area of health due to the high quality and state of the technological art background (Mechael, 2009). These devices can take still photos that can be zoomed in and out. The devices are also made to capture photos taken at night hence making the photos visible. Research has indicated that these devices are the most preferred for taking still photos than using the standard cameras. Samsung Galaxy mobile has a very robust camera system that uses up to 14 megapixels. This is beneficial to both the patient and the doctors in the sense that the patient can be a still photo of an injury incurred ad send this to the physician who will continue the serve to advise the patient on what measures to take so as to prevent the damage from getting worse (Patrick et al, 2008). The patient can also send videos of how he or she is reacting as a result of swallowing unwanted materials or even due to an overdose of drugs. This will enable the doctor to advise the patient accordingly regarding the kind of emergency measures to take so as to calm the situation. Research has also found out that 38% of physicians were actively involved in watching videos for professional purposes from their laptops while 29% of these physicians do use their smartphone to watch videos that are related to their medical work…………………………………..