Will tech mean the end of traditional hospital care?

February 11th, 2014

Will technology soon make hospitals obsolete? It may sound impossible. But based on a recent report from CBS Atlanta, an international study on technology and health found that a majority of people around the world believe that traditional hospitals will be obsolete because of tech advances.


The Intel Corporation performed the study, which found that 57 percent of global respondents believe that the day of traditional hospitals is coming to an end. What will replace these medical centers? Customized, personal care thanks to evolving technology.


Here's what survey respondents want to see: They'd like to rely on personalized mobile technology to assist them to treat ailments at home. They'd also like to utilize this tech to maintain their health. The goal is to eliminate those costly and time-consuming hospital visits. This interest in personalized tech is so strong that 30 percent of respondents said they'd even trust themselves to perform their own ultrasounds.

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As CBS Atlanta reported, the survey even discovered that respondents were more concerned about improving healthcare than they were about maintaining their privacy. According to the survey results, 84 percent of respondents said that they would be happy to provide personal health information if this would provide a more efficient and less costly medical system.