Discuss what capabilities are needed for populations to be successfully managed through existing and newer developments in the field of Information Technology. How can these advancements in technology be tailored to meet the needs of a diverse and constantly changing population?
Information technology is a growing and continually evolving phenomenon. It has changed the way people communicate and the way that populations are managed. Various capabilities are required for an information system to ensure that it successfully manages populations. The first capability is the accessibility to most, if not all, members of the population. The population has to have access to the information systems to be useful in the management of care. The ability of the population to use information technology is also a consideration. If the population does not know how to use technology to solve their health issues, it will be hard to manage them through technology. The population must also be motivated to use the technology to their benefits and must easily adapt the technology in their daily lives.
Advancements in technology can be tailored to meet the needs of diverse populations. One way of tailor-making the technologies is through understanding the needs of each diverse population. The technology then incorporates such requirements to make sure that it helps solve each population’s needs. Diverse populations are culturally different. Cultural competence is a crucial aspect when developing information technologies as it affects how a population adopts or uses the technology. The technology developed should be in line with the morals and values of different diverse populations. The technological advancements should also be aimed at solving particular problems that the population has. Defining and understanding the problem will help ideate the possible improvements and developments that are required in information technology (Cresswell et al., 2013). Advancements can also be tailored by creating prototypes before releasing the actual technology. The prototypes of the information technology will act as an insight into the limitations that may occur and help develop an information technology product that will work in all populations’ best interest.