The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has partnered with Verizon, Medivis, and Microsoft as part of its efforts to deliver Veterans VA’s first advanced, 5G-enabled, clinical care system at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.
The public-private partnership, Project Convergence, will be led by VA’s National Center for Collaborative Health Care Innovation and work to help identify potential clinical uses for technology that combine emerging healthcare innovations with 5G capabilities.
“Last year, President Trump challenged America to be among the first to provide 5G wireless services, and VA met that challenge,” says VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “Our hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., is currently one of only a handful of 5G enabled health facilities in the world. We’re excited to use this hands-on opportunity to work with our partners to develop foundational practices and deploy advanced medical solutions to serve our nation’s Veterans.”
Project Convergence will unveil and demonstrate initial clinical uses of the combined technology at the upcoming Health Information and Management Systems Society conference, which takes place in Orlando, Fla. from March 9-13.