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5 ways robots are invading -- and improving -- hospitals

5 ways robots are invading -- and improving -- hospitals | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

While hospital robots sound like the stuff of the future, the technology is already in wide use today.

 

If you’ve been waiting for the day when robot doctors will cut you open, monitor you recovery, and keep you company in your hospital room, you won’t have to wait much longer.

 

“We’re in the first inning of a nine-inning exercise. The average patient walks in a hospital and is not touched by robotics. That’s going to change in 10 years,” said John Simon, a partner at Boston-based investment firm Sigma Prime Ventures.

 

That adoption rate, Simon argues, is based on cost: As the price of robotics adoption decreases, hospitals may be more likely to invest in new technology. At their core, robots aren’t all that different from any other hospital gear.

 

The problem for hospitals, however, is that there’s a danger in pursuing robotics too far. “With medical robots,  if you automate something too much, people won’t accept it,” Simon said.

 

This results in a fine line that hospitals and doctors must manage. While some automation and robotics is good, the last thing a hospital wants to do is embrace robots to such an extent that they alienate patients.

 

Little of that, however, is on the minds of hospitals today. Right now, most of them are just trying to figure out how to get robots in the front door. Here are a few ways robots are changing hospitals today.


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Australia's 'struggling' e-health records under review - ZDNet

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Sky News Australia Australia's 'struggling' e-health records under review ZDNet Health Minister Peter Dutton has announced a short review into Australia's "struggling" AU$1 billion Personally Controlled E-Health Record project over its failure to...
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Telstra outlines plans for investment in eHealth, PHRs

Telstra outlines plans for investment in eHealth, PHRs | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Written by Kate McDonald on 05 November 2013. Telstra will target home health and aged care as part of its push into the healthcare sector, but it is also looking at telehealth applications and per...
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eHealth records explained

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Telehealth network expanded in show and tell - The International News Magazine

Telehealth network expanded in show and tell - The International News Magazine | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
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Telehealth video health hook-ups save $800000 in a year - Mackay Daily Mercury

Telehealth video health hook-ups save $800000 in a year - Mackay Daily Mercury | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
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Telehealth video health hook-ups save $800000 in a year - Northern Star

Telehealth video health hook-ups save $800000 in a year - Northern Star | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
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A national survey by the Pew Research Center finds that patients and caregivers increasingly use the Internet to find information about symptoms, treatments, and support.
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Healthdirect Australia to implement WebRTC for video calls

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Robots: The future of elder care?

Robots: The future of elder care? | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
By Heather Kelly, CNN

Would you let a robot take over as a live-in nurse for your aging parent or grandparent?

In 2050, the elderly will account for 16 percent of the global population.
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What Percentage of Physicians With E-Health Records Are Using Certain Functions? - iHealthBeat

What Percentage of Physicians With E-Health Records Are Using Certain Functions? - iHealthBeat | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that 80% of physicians with electronic health records are using the systems to view laboratory results, while 74% of such physicians use EHRs to order prescriptions and 14% provide patients...
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Saluda Medical receives $5m in e-health funding - Australian Techworld

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Australian Techworld Saluda Medical receives $5m in e-health funding Australian Techworld National ICT Australia (NICTA) startup Saluda Medical has been awarded $5 million by the New South Wales Government for the development of technology which...
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The Victorian Stroke Telemedicine Program | The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

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Want 2 improve #strokecare regional areas? Vic Stroke Telemedicine Prog needs consumer rep for steering group. More http://t.co/X1wnn6SOF0
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As Aussies struggle with e-health, is meaningful use that bad? - EHRIntelligence.com

As Aussies struggle with e-health, is meaningful use that bad? - EHRIntelligence.com | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
As Aussies struggle with e-health, is meaningful use that bad?
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Unfixable: time to ditch personally controlled e-health record scheme - The Conversation

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TweetA comparative analysis of neurosurgical online education materials to assess patient comprehension, Agarwal, N., et al. in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. An analysis of patient education resources available on ...
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Telehealth leaves GPs cold

Telehealth leaves GPs cold | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Most GPs would abruptly end a video consultation if the patient presented with signs of anxiety, acute cough or gall-bladder disease, research shows, casting doubt on the viability of telehealth.
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A second opinion on the progress of e-health - ABC Local

A second opinion on the progress of e-health - ABC Local | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
A second opinion on the progress of e-health ABC Local Dr Chris Mitchell, Head of Adoption, Benefits and Change at the National E-Health Transition Authority, says it is "really important that we prioritise rural Australia" for the roll out of...
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E health assisted registration

eHealth Assisted Registration: helping your patients register for an eHealth record.
Today’s webinar will cover:
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The Patient of the Future | MIT Technology Review

The Patient of the Future | MIT Technology Review | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Internet pioneer Larry Smarr’s quest to quantify everything about his health led him to a startling discovery, an unusual partnership with his doctor, and more control over his life.
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What Percentage of Physicians With E-Health Records Are Using Certain Functions? - iHealthBeat

What Percentage of Physicians With E-Health Records Are Using Certain Functions? - iHealthBeat | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that 80% of physicians with electronic health records are using the systems to view laboratory results, while 74% of such physicians use EHRs to order prescriptions and 14% provide patients...
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[PAGSAMA] Telemedicine in the Philippines | Visual.ly

[PAGSAMA] Telemedicine in the Philippines | Visual.ly | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Infographic on Implementation, Coverage and Policies on Telemedicine in the Philippines, by PAGSAMA, in partnership with University of the Philippines.
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Developing and Evaluating a Website to Guide Older Adults in Their Health Information Searches

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How to evaluate health websites

How to evaluate health websites | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
With few exceptions, patients should never use online information to self-diagnose or treat a medical problem. (60% of adults have gone online to look up health info in the past year. Is your website up to par?
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