5G to Bring Ease of Healthcare for Patients

Ericsson Healthcare

Ericsson has recently published a ConsumerLab report, From Healthcare to Homecare, which uncovers customer insights about impact of 5G on healthcare. The report findings indicate that patients believe online consultation will reduce the pain of waiting times. The report is based on research from 4,500 smartphone users and 900 industry decision makers in Germany, Japan, South Korea, the UK and the US.

With the improvement of 5G happening, its hoped that one day consumers will be able to take more control over monitoring health with wearables when 5G improves reliability and security and much more. In the end, increased online access to centralized patient data is what is going to positively impact the healthcare services around the globe.

Like stated before, it is expected that next-generation networks will be the next major step in healthcare transformation and be a huge game changer, providing transmission efficiency in an ecosystem of feedback and alerts, mobility and low latency. These networks will become incredibly useful in what is wanted in the future for healthcare including remote monitoring through medical-grade wearables, virtual doctor-patient interaction, and remotely operated robotic surgery.

Decentralization of healthcare moving from hospitals towards homes is what the industry is headed for. Currently patient data is becoming more centralized, turning hospitals into data centers basically. Increasing dependence on wearables and remote treatments makes 5G essential to provide reliable and secure services. Consumer expectations and insights right now and the increased internet use is what is going to motivate the change and transformation the healthcare industry needs. And 5G is going be the one to exactly do that.

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