Even in uneventful times, it takes a lot of effort to fight disease, keep people well, and make sure everyone has access to quality healthcare. Today, the stakes are even higher as the world grapples with a pandemic that has underscored the universal need for digital access.
While we’re used to hearing about scientific advances in medicine, the industry is just beginning to explore some of technology’s most promising developments. According to tech startup veteran and Chief Digital Officer at CVS Health, Firdaus Bhathena, “We are at an inflection point right now. There are some very key technologies that we believe are critical to our future. It's AI for healthcare, it's connected devices, and it's virtual care.” Of course, the success of these applications depends on exceptional network connectivity, and near real-time access to a mighty river of data.
Sensing new healthcare opportunities
Like so many of the solutions associated with digital technology, the possibilities for transforming healthcare sound like the stuff of science fiction. But 5G connectivity could help put them in motion. That’s the kind of positive impact that inspired Bhathena to make healthcare his focus, as covered in his interview with iHeart Radio’s The Restless Ones podcast, sponsored by T-Mobile for Business.
And with the ongoing advancement (and falling costs) of sensor technology and processing power, a new world of care delivery is within sight.