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Technology Continues to Reframe Business Processes

As technology becomes more and more proficient, the functionality and usability of software becomes increasingly exciting for a variety of industries.

One such industry is the healthcare realm. 

A recent article by the Washington Post details how technology is being used to save vital organs and other critical functions within the field of medicine as of late.

“When artificial kidneys were first used as a medical tool in 1945, it became unnervingly clear that human organs, until then essential to the human makeup, were replaceable. Soon after, hearts — once thought to be the linchpin of humanity — were quickly substituted by external devices, supplanting the inexplicable complexity of human muscle with far simpler, synthetic parts.

The brain is the last human organ whose parts cannot be replaced synthetically: As philosopher Daniel Dennett writes, brain transplants are the one kind of operation where one should wish to be on the donating side. If at one point our hearts epitomized the singularity of humans, today the gooey, floating mass within our skulls delineates what we understand as human life.

Until the middle of the 20th century, a patient could be pronounced dead without debate if her heart stopped and her lungs ceased to function. But new ventilators and defibrillators meant that checking for rising, falling or fluttering chests was no longer a valid way to diagnose death. In the late 1960s, physicians who were concerned about the viability of transplantable organs proposed a new metric for thinking about our mortality, one focused on brain death rather than on the functioning of other organs. Their approach soon took hold, and when today’s physicians record their patients’ time of death, they mean the moment when medical devices can no longer register or restore consciousness.

With the successful revival of some brain and cardiac cellular activity in mammals, the day when medical technologies will again force us to update our definition of human death looms slightly closer.”

Read the rest of this article here.

The article highlights the fact that the concept of life and death is being shaped by technological advancements, and the healthcare industry is changing as a result.

Technology has not been limited to healthcare; every single industry is being shaped and molded by software designed to streamline processes.

Businesses everywhere need to embrace the importance of new tech and focus on how it can be used to make functions easier and more efficient.

The healthcare industry is now able to create synthetic organs to help save lives, schools are able to implement software to help accommodate various learning needs, and businesses everywhere now have access to lead generation software to help streamline lead flow.

Technology has the potential to change everything, and it is happening all around us.

Take initiative and use software to strengthen your business processes.

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