For rural healthcare providers,5G technology promises to be a game changer. And for the patients, 5G might even be a lifesaver.
5G's revolutionary capabilities can help rural medical practitioners remotely diagnose and treat underserved patients in remote locations while supporting workflows that improve providers' efficiency and effectiveness. As emerging technologies make greater use of these capabilities, practitioners will be armed with the capacity and analytic support to improve treatment options and outcomes for their patients.
Not merely an upgrade from 4G, 5G can propel digital communication into a new realm—its potential for extreme bandwidth and shorter lag time allows it to transmit massive quantities of data at breathtaking speeds.
5G networks can quickly relay large images and other medical data, including wireless X-ray and MRI transmissions, and provide smooth video streaming for specialists' near-real-time remote viewing of these files. Advanced artificial intelligence (AI) analytics give medical professionals support they've never had before, helping them sharpen diagnoses and create targeted treatment plans to help patients live healthier lives. Doctors, nurses, and other care team members can identify, and address patient needs much more quickly and easily no matter where they are—in the next town or across the country.
The 5G network can enable patients and providers to spend less time in transit, offering enhanced access to timely services with fewer delays. The results? Improved health for patients and greater efficiency and job satisfaction for caregivers. Emerging 5G-enabled technology, which may seem futuristic, will soon become the standard for care delivery.