Strand 2: 2.4 HEALTH

Revised August 2011

IT/Health in the news

Notes from A Gift of Fire:
  • Microprocessor
  • Telemedicine
  • Robotics and medicine
  • 3D imaging - topography?

In this area we investigate the use of IT in the health industry and medicine.
IT has revolutionized medicine. With the increasing size of the world's population, the effective management of health care using IT systems will become even more important.

Health Exam Questions/Answers

Add your name_health and create a new page. Add your exam notes/full answers to that page.

Ye Eun-November 2008 ITGS Questions and Answers

From 2006.........

Hospital Information System

Known as HIS, this system is a large database that connects with all sections of a hospital. For more information click here.

Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery is the latest method used by doctors in order to enhance the accuracy and safety in their procedures.
For the latest information on Robotic Surgery click here.


Radiology is the medical specialty directing medical imaging technologies to diagnose and sometimes treat diseases. Traditionally it was the branch of medical science dealing with the medical use of X-rays emitted by X-ray machines or other such radiation devices for the purpose of obtaining visual information as part of medical imaging. Click here to read on...