COMPANION ROBOTS ARE PREPARING TO ENTER OUR LIVES SOON

The pace of population growth and lengthening of life span is increasing demand for health care.

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The pace of population growth and lengthening of life span is increasing demand for health care. Taking into account that services offered in hospitals are mostly for emergencies, the global health sector is producing formulas to reduce hospital visits, according to a report by KPMG. Patient guidance with phone apps, wearable medical technologies, chips that provide a stream of biometric data, as well as companion robots will soon come into our lives. Robot escorts will take over post-hospital care. 

KPMG, an international Audit, Tax and consulting firm, examined the change in the global health sector. States seeking to reduce the high costs of health care are developing policies that will improve quality of life and reduce hospital visits, according to a report by KPMG.

According to a report by KPMG, increasing service demands with an ageing population are putting pressure on the sector. By 2030, the worldwide population of 60 years and older is projected to reach 1.4 billion. Currently the population of 80 years and over is 125 million. That number is expected to reach 434 million by 2050. The ageing population is leading to a drastic increase in the demand and cost of Health Services. In the global health sector, health services are moving away from Central structures and into homes.

“High population growth and rising demand are straining the health budgets of both health care providers and states, " said Hakan Orhan, leader of the Turkish pharmaceutical and healthcare sector at KPMG. On a global scale, 59 percent of the money spent on non-hospital health care consulting came from public sector clients. The process needs to change for the sustainability of the system. The emergency departments of hospitals are working very hard, but some complaints will be treated before they arrive at the hospital. Research shows that patients can be cured by community-based healthcare organizations outside hospitals. This system is intended to help people live a healthy life and reduce the pressure on health services. This method, called Integrated Health System, is based on an understanding that centers the patient's overall health status rather than applying one-time treatment. There is a three-stage model for out-of-hospital services; it is divided into pre-hospital, out-of-hospital and post-hospital. Before the hospital; the aim is to raise awareness about healthy living and reduce non-mandatory hospital visits. Outside the hospital, patients are expected to benefit from places such as pharmacies, mental health or family health centres. After the hospital, the hospital supports the recovery process of people treated at home. Many hospitals in the US now provide doctors, nurses, dieticians, case managers, pharmacists or medical support staff who will visit patients at home. Regular home visits and frequent medical needs reduce people's access to emergency departments or hospitals. So the cost is falling. “

Robot Chaperones To Undertake Post-Hospital Care

According to the report, technology is changing traditional service models and is effective in increasing integration in the system. Examples of innovative solutions are growing in the sector. Patient guidance via telephone applications, wearable medical technologies, remote diagnosis and prescription possibility, patient communication networks, remote patient tracking via sensor, and chips that provide biometric data flow are some of these. In addition, the technology offers solutions for patients ' after-hospital care with robotic chaperones. This allows the patient to spend the convalescent period at home at the time of discharge, and long hospitalization periods for hospital care are eliminated.


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