The emergence of the Internet fostered a dynamic impact on human society mainly because of the paradigm shift of human interactions both in entrepreneurship and socially. Although its influence encompasses an array of positive approaches, it is a phenomenon that also leads to negative impacts. One of the Internet’s key advantages is optimizing information flow within the different fields of expertise. The increased flow of information enhances the performance of the professionals such as doctors and nurses (NEJM, 2012). On the other hand, the Internet led to the development of social media sites. Social media sites intensify social interactions and increase the risks of poor information management and infringement of an individual’s privacy. The Internet is a multidimensional concept that significantly affects the nature of human interactions globally.
Positive Impacts of the Internet on the Doctors and Patients
Internet significantly contributed to the boost in the living quotient among patients mainly because of the accessibility of vital details concerning healthy living. Therefore, the Internet steered the development of a platform for doctors and patients to exchange crucial treatment details virtually. Research indicates different factors foster different levels of impact on an individual’s quality of life (Dauphinaise, 2001). These factors include positive social media interactions, affection, and informational support. Incorporating information and communication technology in the healthcare department presents a dynamic interaction between professionals and patients. On the one hand, technology boosts the level of interactions despite the location of the doctors and patients. An excellent example is implementing a healthcare plan that focuses on enhancing home-based care that is a benefit to the patients. Home-based care proved necessary for most patients to reduce congestion and treatment costs. Further, the patients interact with their relatives during the treatment (Dauphinaise, 2001). However, it proved a challenge without using technology, mainly because of the frequent communication necessary for treatments with healthcare professionals’ consultations. Technology positively influences interprofessional relationships in a different spectrum while enhancing a profound loophole in the communication flow.
Information management in healthcare is a tool that contributes to boosting the quality of service provision to patients and expertise among doctors. Big data is utility in the healthcare sector once effective management and analytic structure decode the appropriate information about the mental health status (Cahana, 2014). The Internet is a benefit to doctors since it enhances the apt collection of patients’ details for better diagnosis and exploring the emerging trends in the healthcare sector internationally. In a different spectrum, big data analytics effectiveness engulfs the utilization of advanced technological tools and systems. The efficient use of technological tools to enhance big data analytics empowers healthcare institutions with advanced practical and theoretical knowledge about diseases and treatments.
Internal and external evidence forms are essential in improving quality patient outcomes and clinical practice. The information obtained from research is crucial in supporting the ways organizations approach to change, enhancing leadership strategies and multidisciplinary team interactions, thus augmenting patient experiences in the long run. Besides, scholarly works produce information to improve nursing models and frameworks (Clarke, 2004). The data collected from stakeholders, patients, families, health scientists, and society allows the evolution of medical procedures and improved care dissemination. Therefore, healthcare institutions should encourage external and internal evidence, as both support quality improvement. Big data plays a significant role in healthcare mainly because of the provision of a multifaceted platform. Research indicates that big data contributes to predicting diseases from different regions based on available information (Cahana, 2014). Incomplete information leads to preliminary analysis using big data. It is essential to foster proper data management to render an optimal provision of healthcare services.
Negative Impacts of the Internet on Doctors and Patients
Over the decades, the Internet has emerged as a basic necessity for a vast global population, mainly because of its convenience. One of the risks posed by the Internet is the exposure of patients’ information to the vast population, intensifying the risk of manipulations. The significant spread of internet usage across the globe demands a higher percentage of clients’ information exchange. The high rate of client information exchange is an issue that widens fraudulent opportunities to steal the client’s details and utilize them for malicious purposes (Cahana, 2014). Online scams are an ideology that engulfs the use of deception through the provision of false information to force information from internet users. An online scam is a cybercrime activity whose vigorous activities risk internet users’ safety mainly because of the direct exchange of clients’ personal information.
Social media poses different risks to patients and doctors because of the freedom and ability to share proficient information. Therefore, the patient becomes vulnerable to misinformation regarding treatment remedies from hoax online practitioners. Research establishes that social media’s various threats include embarrassment in the public domain, false information, archiving of information, information leakage, and information retention rate to the system (NEJM, 2012). Social media platforms provide the prerequisite essence of online scams across human society mainly because of the ideal human behavior. The vulnerability among patients intensifies difficulties among doctors in conducting their professional duties mainly because of the task of convincing patients against malicious online medical advice.
There is a significant relationship between the high rate of online scam cases and relative human behavior. The researcher establishes that online scammers focus on individuals with specific human behavior across the network to get information and trick them into submitting financial details (Cahana, 2014). The desperate need for love and affection is a psychological state that exposes patients to online scammers. The researcher argues that despite the essence of sincerity in seeking love through different online and dating sites, online scammers seek chances to steal crucial information for monetary gain. In this case, online scammers utilize psychological vulnerabilities in individuals, mainly females, to maximize the main objective of manipulating the patients’ conditions.
Consequently, the Internet provides both positive and negative impacts to patients and doctors under dynamic aspects. On the one hand, the intensified sharing of information boosts knowledge and skills across the global population, especially between doctors and patients. On the other hand, social media platforms pose a significant threat to information management’s privacy and integrity regarding patients’ vulnerable situations. Primarily, advanced information sharing fostered by the Internet dynamically affects the relationship between doctors and patients.
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