Jeetendra Karki (ITS 360)

Chapter 8 the Impact of Information Technology on Society


Assignment: p 322-326, Answer any two questions of “What would you do?” and answer Critical thinking questions of Two Cases.



What would you do Questions?

Question 2:


By following the five-steps-decision making process to choose the right car which is either a automated or traditional car is; I would choose the traditional non automated cars instead of choosing a fully automated with no steering wheel car i.e. widely available. It's just too fast for me to fully believe and buy a automated car because it is not satisfying my full trust over the automation for safety yet. I know the tech is great and skyrocketing, I would rather buy a automated car that has steering wheel, but not the one without a steering wheel right away in 2025. I will wait another 2 to 3 years after 2025 to fully see the progress and safety record that has been achieved through the car in the market.



Question 4:


By following the five-steps-decision making process to lead and convince the board is that we know the ill people are very vulnerable and needs assistance. We have great surveillance technology to monitor the data through video and have a remote monitoring system for those 25 people. Our board needs to help for the cause of humanity. They need our help so they won’t die just because help wasn’t there when they needed it. To support them the services needed are; Cameras, computer and software to have a 24/7 remote monitoring with reliable internet connection. By installing the cameras and a computer system and internet the signal can be send and received in a software that is dedicated to the specific cameras back in Alaska. With this we will be able to support them and their health cutting the risk.


Critical Thinking Questions of two cases:


Case 1: IBM Watson-Not Yet Ready for Prime Time?

Question 1:

Answer1: Yes the 90% accuracy is pretty good although the patient and the hospital should do a thorough check before the treatment is started. With this more and more patient will produce data and that will help the software to increase its accuracy from 90% to 99% in a short period of time.


Question 2:

Answer2: The Key Learning that MD Anderson gained was that the data should be compatible for a smoother flow of the project and should have clear and straight focus on what the requirement is.


Question 3:

Answer3:  MD Anderson personnel should have known or even asked in the first place that switching the health records system will force a restart in the entire OEA project causing delays. They should have known and mentioned that in the beginning so when before the project begins, the company will have a good understanding of what the report and the data is going to be like. There should have been a proper management. The factors that might have been responsible are that they might have gotten hopeless since the product was a fail, second switching the data that is easy to read might have been an easier choice.



Case 2: Sophia Genetics Moves Precision Medicine Ahead


Question 1:

Answer1: The advantages of Sophia DDM system over MD Anderson is that The Sophia Genetics first extracts the patients DNA from the blood and processes to determine the sequence then they finally places the DNA info to into the software which then does all the work. They have a human to computer system so that the data is entered properly compare to MD Anderson who wasn’t the data to be converted that is stored from the past and that's the issue. I think Sophia’s system has a better approach and has greater potential for success in the long run as the data will be stored over and over again and the database and the link will get bigger and wider for them to diagnose and pinpoint the Cancer type and help fight it.


Question 2:

Answer2: There is definitely a privacy for patient in terms of sharing the database among hospitals globally, the agreement with Sophia and other hospital should be that it won’t be disclosed in public, but just between doctors. This is crucial because it will save the privacy and guess what life is very important too over privacy to find cure.


Question 3:

Answer3: Yes, Sophia DDM technology improved patient’s outcomes with faster diagnostics at better rate. Everyone is praising about it and the results have been good. This has saved both time and provided a better cure for patients.