Health Care Robotics

Topics: Health care, Robotics, Medicine Pages: 14 (548 words) Published: March 9, 2015
Health Care Robots
Team A
HCS/483
December 2, 2014
John Honaker

Introduction
• Types of Health Care
Robots
• Uses of Health Care
Robots
• Anticipated Effects of
this Technology
• Privacy Risks and
Security Safeguards






Strategies for Effectiveness System Evaluation
Management’s Role in Technology Initiatives
Benefits of this New Technology
Educational and Training Needs

Types of Health Care Robots
• Surgery Robots
• Rehabilitation Robots
• IV Robots
• Hospital Robots
• Therapeutic Robots
• Microbots
• Communication Robots

Uses of Health Care Robots
Training

Comfort

Assistance

Physical Therapy

Surgery

Anticipated Effects of this
Technology
• Improving Healthcare
• Improving patient care
• Curtail Labor Costs
• Increased Precision
• Add Operational Efficiencies
• Create Better Clinical Outcomes
• Replace Humans in Potentially Unsafe Situations

Privacy Risks and Security
Safeguards
• Can the robots be hacked?
• Is the internal robotic
system safe?
• How private is private?
• What security measures
are being used to protect
patient information?

Strategies for Effectiveness
System Evaluation










Interviews Robotic Professionals
Establish Desired Functionalities
Establish Focus Groups
Develop an Evaluation Team
What may Influence Acceptance
Review Existing Health Care Robotics Technologies
Develop a Set of Requirements for a Health Care Robots
Measure performance
Cost analysis

Management’s Role in Technology
Initiatives
• What is the managers role?
• Who has the final
decision?
• Can the new technology
eliminate the need for
managers?
• What will the future hold?

Benefits of this New Technology
Decrease Human Errors

Relieve Healthcare
Resources for Emergent
Cases

Monitor Patients’
Condition from their Home

Reduce Costs and Labor

Educational and Training Needs

• Education
Educational requirements vary by
position and employer. Robotics techs
generally have to have an associates in
robotic technology while robotic
engineers must have a bachelor's in
engineering.

• Training
Employment opportunities are best for
robotics technology professionals with
3-5 years of experience. Entry-level
jobs are available for technicians and
engineers with minimal experience.

Conclusion
• The demand for health care continues to exceed the supply of affordable and accessible care. The rapidly advancing
field of robotics can provide an effective solution to this
problem. Robotics could make quality health care more
accessible by complimenting existing human resources and
improving the health of its users.

References
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