«A healthcare staffing gap is looming on the horizon, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. By 2033, AAMC predicts that an aging population and accompanying retirements will conspire to create a significant shortfall of anywhere from 54,100 to 139,000 physicians.
One development that could mitigate the gap, however, is the expanding role of autonomous surgical robots. Increasing adoption of 5G networks, combined with advancements in autonomous and artificial intelligence solutions and the secondary effects of pandemic-driven telemedicine mandates, has created a unique opportunity for healthcare agencies. Robotic surgery tools capable of assisting doctors in lifesaving efforts at a distance — or completing less complex tasks with minimal oversight — may serve to augment human professionals in a variety of roles.»
Article written by Doug Bonderud
Health Tech Magazine