How RPA Can Improve the Healthcare Industry
Warming Up to RPA
Technological innovations tend to gradually unfold within the medical industry, and professionals in the field can’t help but notice the benefits and the challenges of a digital workforce and operational strategy. It’s clear digital technologies have cemented their place in boardroom discussions…but it’s also evident that medical companies will need some time to warm up to the idea of implementing automation.
An estimated 60% of respondents in an EY survey “believe looming advances in technology will require their companies to retrain and redeploy existing employees,” whereas 53% “believe it will create opportunities and necessitate hiring new talent.” However, similarly forward-thinking ideas about digital transformation aren’t embraced by medical institutions universally.
In fact, some have seen and continue to see technological development, including RPA, as a burden. Many see digitization as a threat to their business models, and thus, are more hesitant to adopt emerging technologies. In order to shed light on automation in the medical industry, we need to consider the ideological skepticism surrounding RPA, assess some potential applications of the software for finance companies, as well as the value proposition RPA brings.