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Role of Robotic Process Automation in Pharmaceutical Industries

  • Nitu BhatnagarEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 921)

Abstract

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a technological revolution in the offing and is aimed at taking up the mundane and repetitive tasks from people’s daily workload. It throws up a new vista of research to the research community and lot many types of research are going on in this domain. It is not Robotics but is different technology altogether. RPA is a recent and fast-growing sub-domain of Robotics. The healthcare and pharmaceutics domain generate a lot of data or we may call it medical big data, and it is all the more pertinent to analyze & evaluate such data coming from varied sources. New drug discovery, drug formulation process, drug delivery mechanisms or in-patient and out-patient activities are some of the key processes in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical industries generating a tremendous amount of data. Therefore, data science and RPA provides handy tools to work with such huge data volumes. In this paper, the authors highlight the key aspects of RPA and review its usage in the all-important healthcare and pharmaceutics domain. RPA is proving to be the technology of future and its goal is to provide a sustainable solution that reduces costs and delivery time, improves quality, speed and operational efficiency of a business process. The application of Machine Learning (ML) technologies in the healthcare domain are proving to be beneficial and effective in gaining new insights. The author also proposes a generic RPA/ML-based framework to ensure the standardization and quality of Bhasma – an end product obtained after multiple activities in the traditional Indian System of Medicine – Ayurveda.

Keywords

Robotic process automation Machine learning Healthcare Pharmaceutics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryManipal University JaipurJaipurIndia

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