Healthcare systems have always been challenged with how to rapidly deploy technology across a variety of locations. When COVID-19 hit, network integrations that can take years to complete were not an option. Abruptly - in a matter of weeks - parking lots, convention centers, and hotels were converted to medical campuses to provide backup to hospitals that were at capacity. With that came the need for portable communication and medical equipment, test facilities, and health records – along with the networks and data to make those pop-ups possible.
Greg Corlis and Mike Krajecki, managing directors in KPMG’s Digital Lighthouse, explain how private networks and 5G technology serve as the backbone to providing reliable, safe, and connected hospital ecosystems. Beyond urgencies such as COVID-19, they paint the fascinating near-future of healthcare, influenced by these emerging technologies. It’s a future of precision medicine integrated with digital experiences that better serve both the patient and the healthcare system.