The primary alterations in the technology have improved our lifestyle to a certain extent. Today, we have self-driving vehicles, automated home appliances, and robust security systems. However, this is just the beginning. The Internet of Things has taken every industry by storm. On a large scale, we have smart manufacturing companies, predictive healthcare services, improved logistics and transportation, and much more. And soon, the world will shift to a new technical era known to us as 5G connectivity.
5G connectivity will bring together improved networks, cloud-based storage, and an array of connected devices. Amongst all, the technology is highly useful in the healthcare industry. Advanced connection networks will bring together a system to connect thousands of medical devices under a single roof. While much of the work is undergoing today, we will see noticable improvements in 2018 Olympics. Reports state Korean network companies are working on connective technology to improve 5G connections. Users will experience an ultra-fast (20 GB per second) internet connection in Korea, while other developed countries will offer commercial 5G network by 2020.
5G connectivity will unveil new possibilities for mobile healthcare. The network will combine an array of connectivity including 4G, Wi-Fi networks, and millimetre wave technology to improve mobile internet connection speed, up to 100 megabytes per second. This, in turn, will ensure that data are sent in packages, and mobile internet changes from communication to computing.
With 5G technology, patients can experience improved mobile health services. Instead of visiting costly hospitals, 5G networks can help the patients to connect with the doctors. Connected IoT medical devices will eradicate the need for expensive inpatient care. Digital images or the reports can be sent form corners of the globe to expand health care access. The technology promises to improve health care in remote areas and lower the costs of getting the second opinion. Besides that, wearable devices will transmit data and statistics to the doctors. This will ensure uninterrupted patient care and immediate health services.
However, before the technology rolls out, legislative bodies must specify effective rules to protect patient data. Healthcare is a major industry, and a simple flaw can put thousands of lives in danger. On the other side, network providers must ensure stout security solutions to prevent data breaches. If the security standards are met, 5G technology will be a major asset for the healthcare industry.