Latest and Most Advanced Technology Applied to Health Care

I would like to speak tonight about a new application of existing technology that could very soon have an almost unbelievable impact on your life.Most health books are referred to as “How To” type of books because they are basically designed to help you help yourself. This book is different; it’s about a major change in the health care system, a change that would provide breakthroughs in human health and life style, far beyond anything we have ever seen.The current health care system is outstanding in many respects, in fact it’s known world wide for its expertise in trauma care, surgery capabilities, and many other forms of emergency care along with the numerous other areas of expertise. It’s something that is very valuable to all of us, and will no doubt continue to be a very important part of our life. Unfortunately, however, as outstanding as the health care system is in these critical areas, it also has a major weakness that causes an enormous amount of unnecessary physical suffering and medical expense. That weakness is the failure of the medical system to prevent the continuing existence of very high levels of chronic disease. The changes in the medical system being proposed here tonight would dramatically change that.Over a 100 million people in this country are suffering with chronic disease–that is more than one out of every three of us. Furthermore, many of these diseases are of a very serious nature, including the major terminal and crippling diseases that we are all too familiar with and too often a witness to within our own family, circle of friends and neighbors.Millions are truly suffering—and with some of these diseases, to often terribly.And, it doesn’t end there, even those of us that are fortunate enough to avoid the diseases still have to live with the continual threat, along with the excessively high cost of health care that such high levels of disease creates.There are those that believe that because many of these diseases have been around forever, that maybe we just have to live with them. Until now that may well have been the case. Fortunately, however, technology has now caught up to this segment of the health care system as well. It can now bring disease prevention and wellness levels of expertise not only up to, but even exceed, the high level of perfection that most of the rest of the health care system presently enjoys.Usually any form of successful entry into the health care field is introduced directly through the medical profession itself, whether it involves the introduction of new equipment, new tools, new systems, or new concepts. Furthermore, those additions are usually carefully designed around supporting the current medical system. The system being proposed here is designed to bring more balance into the overall health care system with far more emphasis on the individual’s and public’s best interest. This would be accomplished by introducing into the health care system an effective preventive and wellness program, basically in the form of an addition to the current medical system.The proposed system involves the addition of a highly sophisticated national medical information system, very unique for a number of reasons. First, not only is it designed to more fully accommodate the needs of the patient and the public, but it’s also a system that would be legislated into existence and controlled by the public through a public commission.Another logical question that comes up is, how can an electronic engineer with no medical background, possibly hope to accomplish anything like this in health care?The answer to that is very simple, because primarily what is required here is a special electronic processing system that has the capacity to capture key health data already established by the medical experts and correlate that data to human health in an effective, thorough and efficient manner. As mentioned, it involves a highly advanced national medical information system, completely new to the health care industry.There are basically two technologies involved here. They include highly advanced clinical laboratory science–a branch of the current medical system–and advanced computer technology, including supercomputers.With most of us, our knowledge of clinical laboratory science is limited to what we are exposed to through our physician. Whenever we have a questionable health problem our physician will usually “run” some lab tests. Most of these tests involve clinical laboratory science.What most of us don’t know is that CLS is sort of a separate branch of the current medical system, and is a very rapidly advancing science, in fact so much so that it is far exceeding the capability of the present medical system to fully utilize all of its latest developments. In recent years, the industry has become highly computerized both in its laboratories and research.Lets read a couple of paragraphs from the book that I believe you will find very interesting, one involves the bio-chemical make-up of the human body (primarily what CLS is based on) and the second discusses major progress recently made in clinical laboratory science and what this progress could mean to us.First, let’s take a look at the bio-chemical aspects of the human body. These statements I will be reading from the book are opinions and statement by experts in the clinical laboratory science field. Most of them are referenced from text books located In the University of Michigan Medical Library. For the purpose of this reading I’ll skip their names. This is on page 18 in my book. To view this page click here []Basis for the changes in the new medical system. Article one of seven.

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