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10 More Robots That Could Change Healthcare
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Sara Peters
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Sara Peters,
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7/22/2014 | 1:14:04 PM
Re: Where's the paperwork robot?
@DavidCarr @DavidWagner   I actually think the barfing robot could be really useful, but I'm more interested in the therapy robots with the sensors that might be able to measure a patient's pain level. Palliative care is one of the things that medical professionals struggle most with, because it's so hard to determine who's silently toughing it out and who's complaining about excruciating pain just to persuade the doctors to give them more morphine.
Sara Peters
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Sara Peters,
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7/22/2014 | 1:09:51 PM
Obligatory Def Leppard reference
Well that Meka Robotics arm for the one-armed drummer is pretty cool, but I wonder how Rick Allen of Def Leppard would feel about it?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UIB9Y4OFPs
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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7/22/2014 | 1:08:25 PM
Re: Where's the paperwork robot?
I do not feel too comfortable with this idea as of yet. However, maybe it will really be a good thing in the future. Maybe it's possible that robots can do more than humans. Since the humans will be remotely controlling the robots, I think the doctors need a lot more training in this area before they fully roll out having the robots perform procedures on us.
batye
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batye,
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7/22/2014 | 1:08:22 PM
Re: Where's the paperwork robot?
interesting, same question here, would love to know more... thanks... sometime it seems technology changing overnight...
Susan_Nunziata
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Susan_Nunziata,
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7/22/2014 | 12:52:21 PM
Re: Where's the paperwork robot?
@David F. Carr: Does that paperwork robot actually exist? If so, please tell us more about it.
David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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7/22/2014 | 12:10:51 PM
Re: Where's the paperwork robot?
Well, I don't think it takes a robot (perhaps a computer, more likely an assistant) to deal with insurance companies. The point of the barfing robot is to track the way norovirus spreads. Which literally saves lives.

All an insurance robot saves doctors is a headache. 

 
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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7/22/2014 | 9:33:10 AM
Where's the paperwork robot?
The doctors I know would be happy with a robot that deals with insurance companies and the government. Instead, you give us barfing robots?
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