Automating healthcare processes has both positive and negative consequences. Positive effects include improved data accuracy, reduced errors and length of time waiting for test results. On the other hand, there are many negative effects including loss of jobs due to automation, the rise of a totally automated society, and the end of free healthcare.
When deciding whether or not to automate healthcare processes it is necessary to weigh these pros and cons against each other before making a decision. In order for automation to be successful it is essential that individuals understand what this process entails so that they can make an informed decision about how it will affect them personally.