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encouraging it usage
in future healthcare,
Quality in CS education
Jeannette M. Wing considers how technology acts as a change
agent for healthcare, while Mark Guzdial ponders ways to
measure quality in computer science education.
Jeannette m. Wing a futuristic health it Scenario http://cacm.acm.org/ blogs/blog-cacm/140646- a-futuristic-health-it- scenario/fulltext Nov. 8, 2011 The information technology trends upporting “cyber as a fifth dimen- sion” are clear: Big Data, cell + cloud,
wisdom of the crowds, co-robots,
cyber-physical systems, Internet of
Things, brain-machine interfaces, bio-molecular machines, nanocomputing
on the one hand and exascale on the
other, and quantum is still a teaser.
Let’s project these trends onto a point
of convergence in the future and consider the following scenario relevant to
health and well being.
Imagine the day when an elderly
woman in India feels ill. At birth, her
genetic code had been entered into
her medical record. Since birth, she
has been able to record a complete
history of time- and location-based
measurements of her physiological
features (for example, temperature,
blood pressure, height, and weight)
and of her environment (for example,
air and water quality, interactions
with people). Ubiquitous sensor net-
works would collect this information.
Today she might record this informa-
tion using her cellphone and store it
in the cloud. Today she might be illit-
erate but still be able to manage this
information with speech input. These
recordings are part of her personal
medical record, which also includes
past interactions with health and well-
ness professionals, such as diagnoses,
interventions, treatments, and medi-
cal test results.