The healthcare sector is utilizing robotics as it can improve the pre-clinical procedures, laboratories, and performing routine activities.
FREMONT, CA : Innovations in the healthcare sector are powered by daily technology. Healthcare infrastructure moves parallel to technical advancement, from the introduction of artificial intelligence into the diagnosis and identification of diseases to the application of machine learning algorithms for faster drug discovery. Robotics has become the technology that healthcare practitioners and MedTech executives have pursued to achieve the desired results.
The global healthcare system amplifies strategies where robots can be applied after developing the first robotic surgeon 'da Vinci' performing general surgery. It has been preferred over traditional laparoscopic surgeries because of its precision and accuracy in conducting surgical procedures. In addition, robotic operations explore the field and maneuver minute arteries and veins that cannot be performed in conventional surgeries.
Several medtech firms and renowned healthcare institutions are investigating the possibility of triggering robots in other healthcare procedures due to robotic surgeries' success rate. Medtech firms such as Johnson and Johnson, Medtronic and Stryker, and significant-tech corporations such as Apple and IBM have already joined the global race for healthcare advancement in robotic infrastructure.
In addition, the use of robotics reaches beyond the scope of surgical procedures. Robotics is heavily used in the medical technology industry to develop medical devices that are accurate and precise in conducting pre-clinical operations, laboratories, performing routine activities, recovery, and assisting in long-term patient care.
Challenges for Healthcare infrastructure
1. Cost-effectiveness: In addition to the shortage of highly trained individuals, the lack of funds is one of the most significant obstacles for healthcare and medTech infrastructure to fully use the advantages of robotics. Most hospitals are pursuing Cost-efficiency. Since the expense of this new-edge technology is substantially high, medium and low-budgeted healthcare organizations are reluctant to deploy robotics in activities.
2. Data sharing- Another problem that paralyzes the reach of robotics in healthcare infrastructure is data sharing. A PwC study points out that more than 30 trillion gigabytes of new medical data are produced each year. The data is in the form of published papers, studies, and demographic data from patients. Due to the strict policies of data regularization in many organizations, this data is restricted.