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Healthcare facilities are using more robots, but drones aren't taking off yet

August 3, 2017

Healthcare facilities are using more robots, but drones aren't taking off yet, according to an article on the Healthcare IT News website.

Drone investments may be five years away, IDC Health Insights research says.

“Robots can deliver value by automating manual and laborious tasks,” IDC Health Insights research director Mutaz Shegewi said.

Early evidence shows that drones, too, can be used to improve clinical care. Swedish researchers found that drones carrying automated external defibrillators beat EMS respondents to rural heart attack victims by as much as 17 minutes.

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