Deloitte, 2017: "Operations will cease to be delivered by humans."

Deloitte: The #Future of Operations, Deloitte Global Impact Report, Nov 13 2017

#Covid19 is the conduit to the #4IR now in full motion. As people come to terms w/ what is being forced upon humanity, we will soon regret that we did not unite to oppose to draconian lockdowns/expanding surveillance that will serve to protect/insulate ruling classes from revolt.
#UBI (universal basic income) is a tool designed by the rich to stave off #Molotov cocktails - while at the same time enriching themselves even further. The ruling class knows full well what they are unleashing - but the citizenry does not.

L. Rafael Reif, President, #MIT, Davos, Jan 18, 2018:

"Yet many fear that this time the change may be so fast and so vast, and its impact so uneven & #disruptive, that it may threaten not only individual livelihoods but the #stability of #society itself."

#2020Reset #4IR
Independent researcher Alison Hawver McDowell:

"A new global economic apparatus is being laid down that is profoundly anti-human. The Fourth Industrial Revolution will dispossess people from their means of survival and replace "work" with robots and #AI."

cont'd: "Through #UBI and pay for success #data #surveillance the masses become batteries for predatory financial deals and the data extracted from them will be used to advance the Singularity."

2017, Deloitte: "The future of #healthcare delivery may look quite different than the #hospital of today. Rapidly evolving technologies, along w/ demographic & economic changes, are expected to alter hospitals worldwide."
April 10 2020, Deloitte: "Some US start-ups in the #virtual #health space have seen a recent surge in activity in response to increased demand and more relaxed regulations."
"Although the technology to conduct #virtual doctor visits has existed for decades, regulatory and financial barriers have often hindered adoption. In response to the novel #coronavirus, some regulatory hurdles have been removed…at least temporarily."

"In the near-term, we anticipate that adoption of #virtual #health will accelerate in an uncoordinated, haphazard way. But over the longer term, it will likely become the new normal."
April 2 2020: " #COVID19 Hits Some Health Care Workers W/ Pay Cuts & Layoffs"

"...she's hearing from colleagues who may have to permanently close their offices if the focus on crisis-level care continues for months....
April 23 2020: "Mayo Clinic furloughs, cuts hours of 30,000 employees...

The furloughs or reduced hours affect about 42 percent of Mayo Clinic's 70,000 employees across its campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota."

#COVID19 #4IR #2020Reset
April 29 2020: "The University of Rochester #Medical Center is considering #furloughing employees starting in early May."
"We had to create a tremendous amount of capacity for a surge that has never come," a URMC spokesperson said. "We achieved that capacity in large part by putting off every #surgery and #procedure that could be put off."

April 4 2020: " #COVID19: 1,862 Lower Mainland hospital beds empty & ready for pandemic..."

"...the 20 largest hospitals have an occupancy rate of 60.2%, leaving 4,273 free beds. Normally, at this time of year, the occupancy rate would be more than 100%"
April 9 2020: Some Canadian hospitals are half-empty – and that’s a mixed blessing

"Our hospital ward is only half full. We have not consistently seen, in more than a decade of training & practice, so few patients in hospital as in the last two weeks."
"The [three] #COVID19 patients who no longer needed ventilators were quickly transferred to wards, which also have capacity. Earlier this week, in the emergency department, I was downright bored as I stared at an empty tracker board..."
"All of this extra capacity begs the question: What happened to all the sick people? Similar anecdotes abound... A #child w/ meningitis who died hours after arriving at hospital after being sick for days, the parents too afraid to bring the child to hospital..."

April 28 2020: "An estimated 35 people in Ontario have died due to delayed cardiac surgeries during the #pandemic,"

" #Ontario continues to delay over 12,000 elective surgeries a week even as thousands of hospital acute & critical care beds lie empty"
"To free up beds, Ontario’s hospitals have cancelled 52,700 #surgeries since March 15, and are delaying 12,200 additional surgeries each week that operation rooms remain idle."

#COVID19 #CollateralDamage
April 16 2020, Deloitte: "At the time, I anticipated the transition to remote/virtual clinical trials was still a few years off. I was wrong. The #COVID19 pandemic is likely to push this timeline from years to months."
April 17 2020, Deloitte: " The #pandemic has rapidly accelerated the future of work in #healthcare. While unanticipated, the work, #workforce, and workplace inside and outside health care may be irrevocably changed."

#COVID19 #4IR #2020Reset
"A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies found that, while tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs during the #coronavirus pandemic, America's ultra-wealthy elite have seen their net worth surge by $282 billion in just 23 days."
"For example take something like health... You know, you'll wear your #device on your arm and you'll be able to start thinking about outcome based #health - and only going to the doctor when you're diagnosed."

— Diane Greene, CEO, #Google Cloud #4IR
"The use of symptom trackers and #chatbots is another promising area for #coronavirus response. These technologies allow #algorithms to be created and adjusted as more is learned about the coronavirus."
"... the next wave of home monitoring includes consumer devices like #smartwatches (like the #Apple Heart Study), home TVs, & home medical tricorders like #Tytocare that can perform a remote examination."

"... the #healthcare system will be forever changed ...."

@Erica70359197: "This was a letter sent yesterday to all employees at the hospital my husband works at in Southern #California."

#4IR #2020Reset #mhealth #digitalization
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