Robots may improve healthcare efficiency

July 2, 2015

Robotics can provide additional capacity and capability to unmet needs, according to an article on The Street website.

With robots, patients, doctors and other medical providers could be connected regardless of location, the article said.

Robots can also act as distribution system within hospitals, delivering equipment and medication. They can make scheduled as well as on-demand deliveries.

In a 300-bed facility, an estimated $4 million is spent annually on the task of pushing carts. One TUG robot working two shifts costs less than one full-time-employee, according to a manufacturer

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