Use of 5G technology stands to vastly improve the healthcare industry’s capabilities via connected medical devices, wearables, and more, reports RCR Wireless.
Integrating 5G network technology and today’s digital healthcare technology will improve patients’ access to doctors, increase the availability of the latest healthcare technologies, improve patient outcomes, and increase the efficiency of healthcare delivery. To improve patient access and patient outcomes, and accelerate the acquisition of large amounts of medical data for future research, the healthcare industry has undertaken initiatives in remote patient monitoring, telemedicine, robotics, and data collection and analysis.
Connecting Smart Devices and Medical Data
The speed, bandwidth and connectivity promise of 5G will serve as the basis of reimagining how the healthcare industry approaches wellness. By collecting data continuously, rather than at a single point in time, 5G will allow the healthcare provider and the patient to recognize trends early, and identify issues more accurately than ever before. As the healthcare industry drives toward more personalized care, 5G can help to incorporate more data into the decision process, leading to more successful outcomes.
Wearable technology will also be useful in helping patients manage chronic conditions, enabling healthcare professionals to continuously collect and analyze complex streams of data, for example, data from blood glucose monitors, pacemakers, insulin pumps, CPAPS, or sleep monitors. These devices will allow doctors to determine if a patient’s symptoms are either improving or deteriorating, and pinpoint the possible causes, all in a shorter period of time than current technology and scheduled visits to the doctor’s office allows.
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