Communication and Information Technology 3will available right then because of real time. A surgeon works with a team of people, nurses,operating room technicians, and anesthesiologist. This group should like well-oiled machine andwith information like electronic medical records and computer images they can work better as aunit. Performing effective operations is the primary goal and if information technology improvescommunication for a surgeon then the operation is concluded to enhance patient’s success.There are several advantages of communication in information technology. First, informationtechnology helps a surgical patient from different cultures communication to one another.Organization may hire translates or have access to telephonic translators that can talk to patient before and after his or her surgery. Second advantage is information technology industry hascreated new careers. The industry needs people who can program, troubleshoot, maintain andwork with different networking tools so communication in an organization is protected, stored,retrieve, and transmit effectively. Third advantage is of information technology is has bridge thecommunication gaps across the world. Physician can teleconference on a case prior to surgery.One physician my have more experience then another so receiving a second opinion mayinfluence a patient to go forward with the operation.
Information technology has disadvantages as well. First, various doctors may not butreceptive to using new electronic devices. According to Hartswood (2003), “
Informationexchange practices and systems are rooted in local work processes as well as widerpatterns of co-ordination and communication. Attempts to change practices andredefine roles and relationships may lead to resistance, if those involved havedifferent professional commitments, and understandings of organizationalprocesses and service provision.”