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Will Robots Replace Healthcare Providers?

April 23, 2019

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Will robots replace healthcare providers?

This is a question that has been circulating for quite some time. Although some may fear that artificial intelligence is going to replace the need for surgeons, researchers wonder if the healthcare ecosystem could even survive without AI at this point.

Recent changes in technology have made innovative solutions possible in a way that not many could have foreseen. For example, data such as PHI, financials, and protocol are now consumable, manageable and storable in a much cheaper way. This allows the healthcare system to function more efficiently and quickly. Would it be possible for the industry to function without this kind of instantaneous access to data?

Healthcare providers are also beginning to understand the shit from service to value-based care. They understand that focusing on value works for them both clinically and financially. The providers are also progressing, becoming more computer and technology savvy. The practitioners who received their education in the 1990s and 2000s are now in leadership roles where they’re able to keep the discussion around technology open.

In conclusion, it seems unlikely that providers will be completely replaced by artificial intelligence. Healthcare teams stay up to date on the newest technology and are constantly learning, with that kind of knowledge, they make a significantly positive impact on the industry. AI will continue to be integrated into healthcare, and no one can say for sure what the future will hold.


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