Healthcare goes 5G

In the past few months, you may have noticed the 4G or LTE symbol on your phone screen change to 5G; now, digital health is making the network upgrade too. Last week, Emory Healthcare and Anthem announced they’re building the first 5G lab for patient-focused innovation. While the promise of 5G has been around for a while, partnerships like these will test how 5G connectivity—which turbocharges the speed and volume of data transferred over mobile networks—stands to improve key aspects of virtual care, including remote monitoring, digital therapeutics, and real world evidence for clinical trials. But even as clinicians prepare to adopt new billing codes for digital services, care gaps remain for patients who can’t access 5G or any sort of broadband connection. As the adage goes, our digital health infrastructure is only as strong as its least-connected link.

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