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How Will Self-Driven Trucks And Autos Impact Health Care?


The Impact of Self-Driven Trucks and Autos On The Home Care Business

“Tractor-trailers without a human at the wheel will soon barrel onto highways near you. What will this mean for the nation’s 1.7 million truck drivers?” Article by David H. Freedman.

According to an article written in the MIT Technology Review It is predicted that this technology is at least 5 to 10 years away from general use, self -driven trucks and autos will dramatically change health care and the world we live in.

Imagine an elderly person who can no longer drive and must rely on family or caregivers to take them to the doctor, the beauty parlor or barbershop, the grocery store etc.  In the future, they will simply call a self-driven car or get into their own car and direct it to where they want to go.

Think of the time and travel savings for home health field staff.  They can have the self-driven car at their disposal.  They can program it to go on the appointed route for the day.  While they are driving to and in between appointments they can be doing charting and scheduling, as well as communicating with other providers.  This will allow for immediate documentation and communications which frequently must be done at the end of the day.  Not only will productivity improve, but accuracy of documentation and efficiency of communications.

The innovations happening in the self-driven vehicles will have an impact sooner rather than later. Autonomous [self-driven] cars have already driven more than two million miles on U.S. roads in several states, with an eye toward the four million trucks in the U.S. alone.

Ginny Kenyon


For  the complete article on self-driven trucks click here…

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