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Healthcare is a life and time critical service.  5G completely transforms the way healthcare is delivered.  With real-time high resolution images and data available, interactions with patients remotely become possible and diagnostics through remote consultation is now a reality.  5G also impacts the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) and supports a massive use of sensors for patient care and important medical asset tracking.

5G Remote Consultation

By leveraging the ultra-high speed and ultra-low latency characteristics of 5G, smooth 4K video communications and collaboration becomes possible between doctors and doctors, and between doctor and patients.

Whenever remote surgery consultation is required, high quality 4K video live streaming can be delivered via 5G network connecting panel doctors or specialists from different locations, just as they are in the same operating theater.

In an emergency operation, remote-controlled pre-hospital ultrasound scans can be carried out in ambulances instructed by clinicians. 5G transmits high quality video, images and health data in real-time, allowing accurate pre-diagnoses, proper preparations by A&E (Accident & Emergency) or other hospital staff and seamless transition of care from paramedics to the doctors in charge.

5G Remote Training

Medical training is taken to the next level in the 5G era. Supported by 5G’s ultra-low latency, video collaboration solutions become possible which simultaneously support multiple high resolution video streams including 4K video conferencing, surgical glasses, endoscope and ultrasound inputs.  Students and medical trainees can witness surgery operations real-time from the surgeon’s view and can also be tutored by 4K and 360° live video streaming assisted with AR and VR immersive demonstrations through smart glasses. These facilitate unprecedented learning experience to a large group of students, or to specialists from different clusters or different countries around the world either in the lecture hall or medical conferences.

5G Patient Care

Patient monitoring can be truly automated by using the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) sensors. Sensors are installed inside hospital and at patients' home on various medical assets and equipment to allow continuous monitoring even after discharge from hospital. For patients with highly contagious situation, robotic patient care provides necessary support while ensuring a better controlled disease management.

5G empowers remote patient monitoring through Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) where a network of medical devices are used to generate, collect, analyze and transmit healthcare data. Remote patient monitoring is aimed at transforming how patients are kept safe and healthy especially as the cost of keeping healing patients in hospitals become higher.

Devices in IoMT include wearables, remote patient monitoring, sensor-enabled hospital beds and infusion pumps, medication-tracking systems, and medical supply and equipment inventory tracking.  Using 5G, all these devices are interconnected and trigger alerts to healthcare professionals whenever patients need extra care.