As the NHS faces extreme COVID winter pressures, why isn’t RPA being more aggressively used? Historic suspicion of new systems in the UK’s public health system may be hampering adoption of potentially helpful automation.
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Could RPA help the NHS cope better with the aftermath of COVID?
Data-intensive tasks such as managing inventories, processing patient data and scheduling appointments can be handed to software robots, which can process data in a fraction of the time and more accurately than their human colleagues. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can help healthcare systems overcome the challenges of a post-COVID world. We decided to ask Head of Public Sector UK and Ireland at UiPath, Ian McGregor, for more detail.
To persuade his fellow citizens to enter, very reluctantly, their second national pandemic Lockdown, one of the main arguments being made UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is the protection of the NHS. But if ensuring the nation’s health service has capacity to cope with rising COVID hospitalisation, why are we still using humans to wipe down dirty corridors and not have these staff available for more frontline care?