Automation surrounds us everyday, from self-checkout to auto park vehicles and voice-controlled lights. But healthcare has been slower to adopt than other industries. We often wonder if it is the nature of healthcare organizations or the misuse of the term 'automation' by vendors. This guide will help you identify true automation and prioritize which tasks you should automate.
Like all buzzwords, automation is often over and incorrectly used. So for starters, we need to define automation vs. manual then we can explain why the advent of automation is so important for healthcare.
the technique, method, or system of operating or controlling a process by highly automatic means, as by electronic devices, reducing human intervention to a minimum.
In English: a solution that works without human intervention.
involving or using human effort, skill, power, energy.
In English: a solution that requires human intervention.