5G and Network Slicing: Enablers for Smart Healthcare

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3Q 2017 | IN-4633


IoMT to Improve Health IT Infrastructure


At present, the global healthcare industry is facing major challenges in terms of data management, low operating margins, unbalanced distribution of medical resources, and lack of IT infrastructure. Healthcare organizations have realized that legacy infrastructure is the main obstacle for growth in the world of connected devices, and this is initiating an era of softwarization in healthcare. Most healthcare organizations, but not all, are convinced that infrastructure needs to be upgraded for cost-effectiveness and enhanced healthcare experiences, and have started adopting advanced techniques to address these challenges. 5G technology can assist healthcare service providers to improve these processes further, and telcos may have a role to play in this value chain.

But the question remains: will telcos aim to revolutionize healthcare practices, and if yes, which technologies will drive this?

Connected Patients and Healthcare Service Providers


There are indications that healthcare is …

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