When Will Healthcare Be Ready for 5G?

October 7, 2019

// By Jared Johnson //

Jared JohnsonAs healthcare’s digital transformation continues, many providers and patients are beginning to dig into what 5G can bring. Industry leaders seem to be in general agreement that 5G will bring new opportunities to deliver on some of digital health’s revolutionary promises, but that we are still years away from devices and networks that are built for it.

Larry Kaiser, vice president of marketing and communications, Optimum Healthcare IT

Larry Kaiser, vice president of marketing and communications, Optimum Healthcare IT

“While most organizations are not ready for 5G today, they should be actively planning for it,” says Larry Kaiser, vice president of marketing and communications for Optimum Healthcare IT. “Once cellular network operators get them up and running, the benefits to healthcare are boundless.”

As value-based care continues to take hold, more providers and patients are likely to demand the adoption of 5G.


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