“AI-enabled robots can relieve the burden of the tasks nurses complete in a 12-hour shift,” the company reported. “They help patients with their daily routines, remind them to take medications and answer medical questions.”
Nurses only spend an estimated 21% of their time on direct patient care, with much of the rest of their shifts dedicated to clinical documentation and administrative tasks.
“Understanding the potential of new technologies that are built on a digital core and applying them in novel ways can enable breakthrough innovation across clinical tasks,” the report argued. “Time-saving technologies, such as ambient listening and generative AI, can reduce inefficiencies and improve nursing work. Research shows that 30% of administrative tasks for nurses can be automated or reassigned.”
The use of artificial intelligence inside the health care industry may lead to other administrative innovations as well.
“Rather than clinical staff rushing to keep up with an overbooked operating room (OR) schedule, they are turning to AI,” the report said. “A large healthcare provider is able to do 7% more surgical cases despite having to close 20% of its ORs at times thanks to AI -powered solutions integrated with electronic health records (EHRs) that predict OR availability, automate operating room scheduling requests and use machine learning models to predict staffing needs.”