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As an administrator of a small hospital, what are the advantages and disadvantages of a...

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newkirk7 | Honors

Posted June 12, 2013 at 1:07 PM via web

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As an administrator of a small hospital, what are the advantages and disadvantages of a centralized computerized hospital pharmacy system using robotics?

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM (Answer #1)

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This is a good question. 

There are two great benefits of computerization when it comes to medicine. First, it can aid in precision. As you know, when it comes to the treatment of human bodies and medicine, precision is important. By using computers, we might be able to limit errors. Second, we can save a lot of money through the use of computers, especially when it comes to medical records and the like - not to mention efficiency. 

With this said, there are also downsides. Since human are complex beings, sometimes we need the human touch, experience, and general wisdom. For example, computer for all their advancement cannot move like humans. The human movement is more complex than we can imagine. 

In short, we should use computer in some areas and in other areas we still need people. 

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