When you need Healthcare visit Highland World

Discussion in 'Intelligence & Machines' started by Stryder, Jun 18, 2010.

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  1. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    The title is a little tongue in cheek, considering a recent story on a Scottish Hospital planning to use Robots to deal with some of the day to day menial tasks that currently interns do.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/10344849.stm


    ...Which reminded me of
    Michael Crichton's Westworld a little, so be prepared for a Robotic Yul Brynner clone dressed in a kilt and sporin acting like Rob Roy. (Yul Roy)

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    For you potential Luddite's out there:
    I wouldn't be surprised if Scottish Scifi writers are penning a new Scotbot story right now.....
     
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  3. tomhanks Registered Member

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    thanks for sharing, BUT i think the highland is a resort
     
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  5. brokenpower Registered Senior Member

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    I think robots doing, at least, very routine tasks wouldn't be a problem. You would of course lose that human to human contact... but the people going through hundreds of patients (getting their information, perhaps simple diagnosis) a day are more like robots anyway...
     
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  7. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    Actually history is the MOST important part of Med, its estimated that 80% of a clinical diognosis is the history. Further more patients rarly tell the Infomation that the HCP needs without any analysis and prodding. For instance what would the robot do if the patient said they had "a turn"? Or a patient who has chest pain but presents with leg pain?

    You could do somethings by robot, maybe treating once the diognosis is worked out but the history and diognosis part needs to be done by a human
     
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