Re: Racing to the Bottom
"all should lower costs by freeing up human resources to do more important jobs."
Translation: Lay off en masse all highly paid medical personnel so the hospital CEO can add another $5M to his salary/bennies package.
@asksqn- Well, that's always a danger. But before we get to that point there are real savings to make. Right now someone with multiple degrees and years of specialized training are required to take time from those jobs to help do things like change sheets while keeping a patient safe. These duties require knowledge, sensitivity, and training, but not nearly as much as many of their other duties. Chronic care management is another example.
So yes, I don't deny that this is a common problem we've seen in retail and in companies investing in the cloud. but just like there are a few smart companies investing cloud savings in innovation, it is possib;e a good hospital will do the same thing. We can't blame the robots for the system.