Survey: 21% of healthcare employees concerned about job security with shift to AI

Managers in healthcare are less likely to have adopted robotics or automation than those in other industries, according to a MindEdge report.

For the report, the professional development company surveyed 1,000 U.S. managers across several industries to identify the degree to which artificial intelligence, automation and robotics have been implemented in their organizations, and the skills executives feel employees need to ensure job security.

Overall, 33 percent of managers indicated their company had adopted robotics or automation, compared to the 28 percent of managers in healthcare. Forty-two percent of managers believed robotics and automation in the workplace will result in some job elimination.

Fifty-two percent of employees whose companies had adopted robotics and automation said they were worried about job security, according to the managers surveyed. Within healthcare, 21 percent of employees are likely concerned about job security.

The managers cited a mix of hard and soft skills as critical to future-proofing workers against advancements in robotics and automation. Internal training (52 percent) and continuing education (42 percent) were among the most common steps managers have taken to prepare employees for this future.

To access MindEdge's report, click here.

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