This IDC Survey presents key findings from the healthcare section of IDC's 2017 Worldwide Robotics Survey. The goal of the survey was to assess current and future robotics adoption patterns, use cases, and application areas, as well as investment trends for robots and drones. The survey results focus on robotics adoption, use cases, and investment plans by U.S. healthcare providers at hospitals with 200+ beds.
"Hospitals are actively investing into robots over the next three years. Robots can deliver much value in healthcare operations by automating manual and laborious tasks, but they will also be increasingly adopted for direct clinical applications and emergent use cases. A range of attributes can be highly influential in robot investment decisions, alongside certain factors that further add to the appeal of the investment," stated Mutaz O. Shegewi, research director, Provider IT Transformation Strategies at IDC Health Insights.