On March 13, the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences held a session to discuss the topical issues of healthcare, including the implementation of robotics in the Russian medicine and the need to transfer to a digital platform.
The members of the Presidium highlighted that Russian medicine is in urgent need of the digital platform. After all, the so-called Big Data allow a fundamentally different, much more accurate diagnosis. Digital surgical simulation and minimally invasive surgery can reduce risks and complications.
“It is a completely different vision; it is a new way of thinking and new course of action for surgeons,” said Professor Evgeny Shlyakhto, Director General of the Almazov Center and Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences. “Somewhere robotics is an assistant technology, and somewhere it is a replacement for medical staff. Speaking about digital medicine, a smart hospital is going to open in Germany in 2019. There will be a robot instead of a nurse at the nurse’s station.”
During the meeting, the scientists proposed to create a working group to develop a digital robotic platform for the Russian medicine.