You may have an idea of what automation is and how it works in various industries, but simply put, automation refers to when you apply technology to minimize human input. In fact, many aspects of our daily lives have been improved greatly through automation—from transportation to agriculture to manufacturing. As a result, we have more cost-effective use of materials, better production quality, improved safety, reduced factory lead times and other various benefits.
With all that in mind, it's no surprise that the healthcare industry, which deals with human life on so many levels, is taking advantage of the proven benefits of automation to streamline processes and proactively help people as much as possible. Keep reading to learn what you stand to gain by embracing automation as a provider as well as what automated healthcare means for you as a patient.