Telco experts say the latest technology can handle 1,000 times more traffic and that it’s 10 times as fast as 4G. That’s like downloading an HD movie to your cell phone in less than a second. So, what can this awesome new network do for the healthcare industry?
1. Increased Reliability for Time-Sensitive Results
Patients expect instantaneous service and want processes to be completed faster – not having to wait in the doctor’s surgery all day, for instance – and 5G can help. MRI scans produce very large files that can take an age to upload, if they load at all. By using 5G, requesting and receiving MRI scans could happen virtually instantaneously. As soon as the patient leaves the scanner, the study could already be on its way.
2. Better Patient Experiences Through 5G VR, AR and Mixed Reality
Using 5G can improve support for voice and video inputs, giving healthcare another layer of information to help enhance care. It also enables the use of virtual, augmented and mixed reality, allowing some therapies to be carried out at home. For instance, virtual reality
3. Remote Monitoring for Rural Areas
Patients won’t have to travel long distances to get the care they need, either. Whether they use data-intensive video chat (telemedicine) or monitor patients remotely via smart devices, healthcare providers will benefit from 5G’s high-reliability, low-latency nature. Online consultations
4. Autonomous Driving for Doctor Visits
When it comes to doctors’ appointments,
5. Delivering Data… Fast
The 5G network is better suited to support of the internet of medical things (IoMT) devices, including devices that connect patients with providers for real-time monitoring and data collection via the cloud. Access to 5G data speeds will allow patient information to be collected faster and enable advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. As healthcare represents
The healthcare industry is slow to change, but access to 5G data speeds could be the push needed to help the industry thrive in our fast-paced digital world. Having a 5G network provides the infrastructure needed to connect smart devices, enable new ways of providing interactive care and improve the patient experience.
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