How AMRs are changing logistics in the healthcare and hospital sector
Hospitals and the healthcare sector are becoming more like factories, focusing on efficiency. AMRs are increasingly used to take over non-value-added tasks, such as moving materials and pushing carts. AMRs are hereby used in hospitals to ensure optimized logistics and to help staff to concentrate on their core care expertise to provide better patient care.
AMRs improve workflows in hospitals and healthcare centres
Moving something from one place to another is a non-value-added operation that can be done efficiently by a mobile robot. In particular, the main AMR tasks in hospitals include the transportation of:
- Waste bins and trolleys
- Linen transportation
- Meals from the kitchen to wards and the return of empty trays
- Sterile supplies transportation
- Transportation of medicine, pharmacies, laboratory tests etc.
Moreover, another application is the disinfection robots, that are AMRs with UV emitter that kills viruses and bacteria. This is increasingly used to efficiently clean hospital wards and operation theaters.
Better work environment, cleaner hospitals and more efficiency
The AMRs take over the heavy lifting and pushing of carts, and at the same time they save employees from walking many kilometers in the hospitals, creating a better work environment for the staff that get more time for patient care.
The AMRs also help mitigate viral and bacterial spread. The more people move carts between different hospitals departments, the more possibilities there are of infections and illness propagation. AMRs do not get ill, and do not touch anything one their way between departments.
Disinfection robots are making the difference in a post-pandemic world