Virtual Hospital Nurse Care? Not for U.S. and U.K. Generation Alphas

We Asked

Through telehealth, AI and remote monitoring tools, technology is helping nursing expand care beyond in-person bedside monitoring, and today’s nurse can also be practically virtual. How comfortable would you feel leaving your child in the care of an Artificial Intelligence-powered virtual nurse during a hospital stay?

Millennial Parents Said

Though telehealth, AI and remote monitoring tools are helping nursing expand care beyond in-person bedside monitoring so that today’s nurse can be practically virtual, a majority of Millennial parents in the U.S. (67%) and U.K. (57%) would not be very comfortable leaving their child in the care of an AI-powered virtual nurse during a hospital stay.

Conversely, a majority of Millennial parents in China (88%), India (83%) and Brazil (61%) would be very comfortable leaving their child at the hospital in the care of an AI-powered virtual nurse.

“Enhancing the quality of care by utilizing technologies to address the shortage of doctors and nurses by introducing telehealth and virtual e-visits will enable specialist consultation, even though the specialist is not available physically at the location.”

Sukanya Mandal
Sukanya Mandal
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