virtualization refers to running a program in virtual storage to stimulate the
effect on a computer including computer hardware platforms, storage devices,
and computer network systems. In the early 1960’s, virtualization was initiated
as a process of logically dividing the computer systems provided by mainframe
computers for different applications. Since then, virtualization has been
widely being used in resources like hardware where a virtual machine acts like
a real computer. A software run on this virtual machines is separated from the
underlying hardware resources, e.g. a computer running Mac Osx 10 or Microsoft
Windows may host a virtual machine that looks like a computer with the Ubuntu
Linux operating system. Virtualization is also widely used in other areas like
desktop virtualization, video game console emulation, virtualization of
applications among others. (Huang, G., Reynolds, R., & Candler, C. 2007).
Virtualization applications to healthcare.
health data has been storing in the paper, but due to the current trends rapid
digitization of significant data, the quality of healthcare delivery has been
mandatory driven to use virtualization technology reducing the costs.
Virtualization has helped to hold the promises of supporting medical and
healthcare in areas like surveillance of diseases, modern research, clinical
decision among others functions.(Huang, G., Reynolds, R., & Candler, C.
virtualization to medical sector includes prescriptions and physician’s written
notes, pharmacy, administrative data, electronic patient data, medical imaging,
and machine sensor generated data such as monitoring vital signs: posts of
social Medias including status updated on the Facebook, Twitter (tweets
feedbacks), blogs, web pages and other posts from other social media platforms.
(Huang, G., Reynolds, R., & Candler, C. (2007)
applications such as detection of diseases at earlier stages, identifying and
applying the correct treatments such as the use of antibiotics which would
increase the weak immune system and mortality. (Huang, G., Reynolds, R., &
Candler, C. 2007).
Benefits of virtualization technology in healthcare.
benefits by digitizing, syndication, actually using virtualization for the
healthcare organizations, potent benefits such as detection of disease in the
earlier stages can be diagnosed and treated effectively, identifying healthcare
fraud, census of population, management of specific individuals. A large number
of questions can be raised and addressed with data analysis with the help of
virtualization. (Huang, G., Reynolds, R., & Candler, C. 2007).
Changes on how nurses operate/practices.
be able to input data in the form of biometric which is X-rays, fingerprints,
others medical imaging, blood pressure, genetics, social media and web data:
health plan websites, smartphone apps, transaction bill data: invoicing medical
records, medical claims among others will have an impact on how the nurses will
be conducting their assignments. That will enhance a lot of resources such as
time management, efficient in delivering the work. (Huang, G., Reynolds, R., &
Candler, C. 2007).
Technology impact on the cost of healthcare.
benefits like remote monitoring where analysis of data from in-hospital and
in-home, medicines based on evidence such as predictions of patients at risk
for diseases, public health will be able to deliver quality services faster
such as vaccines e.g. yearly fungal strains, delivery, predictions and
prevention crises for the benefit of populations. (Huang, G., Reynolds, R.,
& Candler, C. 2007).
A person using the technology.
Andreas, age 36 years old male, and engineering in the biomedical from
California State, has an organization of virtual medical team for cancer
treatment for home health care, which aims at helping cancer patients being
based on home healthcare.
Reasons for using this technology in the healthcare.
and its complication in cancer, the need of using specialized treatment
protocols, monitoring, administration of a patient coordinated by medical
professionals to help easy rapid and fast growth of the spread of cancer to the
The reason for using this method of treatment of
cancer-based on the home care it because it offers patients the comforts they
require, conditions, the cost of the treatment is very useful for other
expenses like the fee for admission is deducted.
The environment for the technology to be used.
will be based on home healthcare treatment for the continued treatment of the
patients and progress monitoring since it supports creation dynamic which deals
with home healthcare treatment for needed periodic visits to places of
Description why there should be further training.
will be required where virtual technology can be introduced to the healthcare,
diseases such as cancer can easily be treatable. Also, virtualization will help
since modern technology will be used to help discover modern medicines for the
treatments of patients. The relevant and useful cost will determine the type of
research to be investigated upon, method of patients, diagnose, availability of
medical tools, the efficient infrastructure required. Advancement of technology
and techniques will enable to capture, storing, analysis and management of
information hence more training is needed to allow active in the healthcare,
which can then be applied to the vast amount of existing technology.