Sun05192019

Robins Global News & Noticias



  • Shipping Advice
    Shipping Advice
  • Featured Guest Post
    Featured Guest Post
  • Featured Guest Post
    Featured Guest Post
  • Featured Guest Post
    Featured Guest Post
  • Trump Pence News
    Trump Pence News
  • Weather Alerts
    Weather Alerts

RobinsPost News Network

+ Larger Font | + Smaller Font

Consumer Daily Reports

Consumer News: Digital healthcare is more attractive to tech-savvy consumers

PhotoThough the growing arena of digital health comes with some concerns for healthcare officials, researchers from Penn State University have discovered an interesting trend among consumers who might consider using digital doctors.

According to their study, the researchers found that consumers are more likely to trust digital healthcare if they also trust technology more broadly, and their own ability to utilize technology.

“Doctors are limited by their human bandwidth, by their experience, knowledge, and even state of mind from minute to minute,” said researcher S. Shyam Sundar. “In contrast, machines can be programmed to ‘think’ of all the possible conditions that a patient’s symptoms could point to, and they never get tired. Some level of automation is clearly needed.”

Incorporating more technology

In this study, the researchers sought to gauge consumers’ acceptance and trust of various digital healthcare providers, including “robot receptionists” and virtual nurses and doctors.

Before exposing participants to digital healthcare services, the researchers first collected their opinions about machines completing tasks typically done by humans, as well as the participants’ reliance on machines and how comfortable they feel using technology.

The second part of the study involved having participants interact with digital healthcare in various forms.

Using various combinations of receptionists, doctors, nurses, avatars, machines, and humans, the participants were exposed to several different options of digital healthcare. They were then required to report back on how they felt about the interactions and how likely they’d be to use the service again.

The researchers found that those who had a positive outlook towards digital healthcare, and advanced forms of technology in general, were more likely to accept the various avatars and robots in medical settings.

“We found that if you’re high on machine heuristic and you’re high on power usage, you have the most positive attitude towards automated healthcare providers,” said Sundar. “This combination seems to make people more accepting of these technologies.”

Sundar and his team suggest that these findings can be useful as digital healthcare continues to evolve.

“Our results suggest that the key to implementing automation in healthcare facilities may be to design the interface so that it appeals to expert users who have a high belief in machine abilities,” said Sundar. “Designers can direct resources toward improving features such as chat functionality instead of anthropomorphizing healthcare robots. In addition, increasing the number of power users and the general belief that machines are trustworthy may increase the adoption of automated services.”

Expanding the field

The digital healthcare field has shown no signs of slowing down, as companies like Walgreens and CVS are making it easier for customers to access healthcare.

Moreover, a recent study from Massachusetts General Hospital found that digital doctor’s visits were not only more convenient for many patients, but their quality of care wasn’t compromised by skipping an office visit.

These results were particularly promising, as many doctors revealed that they think virtual appointments will become the norm in just a few short years.  

"Physicians' increased willingness to see patients over video, in addition to the increasing physician shortage, high burnout rates and a more favorable reimbursement landscape, signals a boom in virtual visits over the next several years,” said Dr. Sylvia Romm.



Posted: 2019-05-13 15:35:21

Get Full News Story On Consumer Affairs


Listen to this article. Speaker link opens in a new window.
Text To Speech BETA Test Version.


Print Friendly and PDF Share Embed


Related News Stories From The Web And More

Related Bing News

Consumer News: Digital healthcare is more attractive to tech-savvy consumers | Consumer Daily Reports | RobinsPost News Network - Newscast

Modern Aged Care Management & Services Market to Grow at 11.5% CAGR Till 2025, Says Stratview Research

Thu, 16 May 2019 09:02:00 GMT

For the first time in the market, one report in the healthcare industry exclusively touches upon ... The next-gen residents are demanding, tech-savvy, and have the paying capacity; hence, their ...

Modern Aged Care Management & Services Market to Grow at 11.5% CAGR Till 2025, Says Stratview Research

Wed, 15 May 2019 17:00:00 GMT

For the first time in the market, one report in the healthcare industry exclusively touches upon the demands, Home Mail News Finance Sports Entertainment Search Mobile More Yahoo Search No matching ...

Digital healthcare is more attractive to tech-savvy consumers

Mon, 13 May 2019 08:43:00 GMT

Though the growing arena of digital health comes with some concerns for healthcare officials, researchers from Penn State University have discovered an interesting trend among consumers who might ... ...

How to provide the right benefits to a generationally diverse workforce

Sat, 04 May 2019 22:04:00 GMT

While they may not be as tech savvy as their younger counterparts ... The fact is, the cost of healthcare is not only challenging to business owners, but consumers are feeling the burden of ...

Lu International Partners with HSBC Bank to Enhance Fund Transfer Services for Hong Kong Account Holders

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:37:00 GMT

Yvonne Yiu, Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management Hong Kong, HSBC, said: "Across Asia, businesses are embracing emerging technologies to adapt to the asks of tech-savvy consumers ... being able ...

Related Bing Web Search

Consumer News

(Fri, 17 May 2019 21:17:00 GMT)

ConsumerAffairs News: Go to ConsumerAffairs.com for coverage on the latest consumer news, product recalls and more.

Bank of America email scam still going strong

(Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:42:00 GMT)

At first glance, the email in my inbox looked official enough. It bore the Bank of America logo and had a professional appearance. It informed me that Bank of America had upgraded its servers and ...

Chyawanprash in a Capsule? - afaqs.com

(Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:59:00 GMT)

The product was launched through retail only in Mumbai in the mid of October this year. The new pack of HERBOfit is priced at Rs 180, and contains 30 capsules of 280 mg each.

Buying hearing aids online in 2019? Don't get ripped off ...

(Wed, 15 May 2019 04:02:00 GMT)

Updated February 08, 2019 Published January 11, 2019. Don't Get Caught With This Hearing Aid Rip Off, nanohearingaids.com. I was moved to write an article recently calling out nanohearingaids.com as the rip off that they are.

Beauty News - Cosmetic Executive Women - cew.org

(Tue, 14 May 2019 20:24:00 GMT)

Who led earned media internationally in the U.S., Canada, U.K, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Korea and Australia? In this exclusive new report for CEW, Tribe Dynamics shares these results, as well as trending content, products and brands for each region during Q1.

Generation Z characteristics and its implications for ...

(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:08:00 GMT)

Generation Z characteristics center around the search for truth as the influence of the first generation of true digital natives is now radiating outward. For companies, this will bring both challenges and equally attractive opportunities.

Maximizing Revenue Through Clinical Documentation Improvement

(Fri, 06 Oct 2017 14:18:00 GMT)

Maximizing Revenue Through Clinical Documentation Improvement A strong revenue cycle rests on accurate, timely data. Clinical documentation improvement offers an opportunity to improve coding and maximize reimbursement.

Sudden escalation of the feature phone market in India ...

(Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:23:00 GMT)

Sudden escalation of the feature phone market in India According to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), currently there are 499 million mobile subscribers in rural India (June, 2017 ...

What Does Population Aging Mean for Growth and Investments ...

(Tue, 14 May 2019 16:42:00 GMT)

Global populations are aging – on this there is little debate. However, what that means for growth, investment and social cohesion has been less often discussed.

The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and ...

(Fri, 17 May 2019 09:07:00 GMT)

Policy paper The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care

Related News Story Videos From Youtube

Here & Now Thursday May 9 2019


Related Videos On: Here & Now Thursday May 9 2019


The Next Generation Enterprise: Four Business Models for Thriving in the Digital Era


Related Videos On: The Next Generation Enterprise: Four Business Models for Thriving in the Digital Era


Healthcare Systems Engineering Alumni Panel Event 2015


Related Videos On: Healthcare Systems Engineering Alumni Panel Event 2015


MORNING RADIO VIBES | DailyVee 056


Related Videos On: MORNING RADIO VIBES | DailyVee 056


GovTech STACK 2018 Developer Conference


Related Videos On: GovTech STACK 2018 Developer Conference






Blow Us A Whistle

Comments (Whistles) Designed By Disqus




Company Information

Official Content Providers











PRIVACY POLICY

We recommend Firefox 3 (and above), Edge, and Chrome for dynamic performance.
© 2008-2019 RobinsPost (The Bird's Eye View Company) All rights are reserved.
RobinsPost provides links to news sites based on their RSS feeds.
All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by news sources.
News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources:
Bing News, Google News, NewsApi.org and YouTube Search Results.
ROBINSPOST Is Proudly Made In America.
Where Quality, Safety and Service Comes First.