- Posted by Next IT Healthcare
- On October 31, 2016
- Digital Health Now
A sign of progress and change from a healthcare technology standpoint is here — 52% of Kaiser Permanente’s physician appointments were done virtually last year. This has proved to be extremely positive from a patient experience standpoint and is driving efficiency. Dana-Farber patients and clinicians in Boston are also feeling the love for technology— patients receiving chemotherapy treatment get their prescription medication delivered to them by a robot named Lucy. This prevents the patients from waiting in line and frees up the clinician’s time so they can focus on clinical aspects rather than delivering meds. Everyone loves Lucy.
It isn’t just bots making a positive and powerful impact in healthcare. Companies are focused on driving better outcomes and leveraging technology for packaging and analytics as well. Healthcare is starting to experience multiple benefits, outweighing many fears that once existed with using technology.Boundaries are being pushed as healthcare continues to be transformed by technology.
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