– The Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network is now live at the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub (EHIH) in Atlanta, becoming the nation’s first 5G healthcare innovation lab.
– The 5G healthcare innovation lab at EHIH will test how 5G could enhance augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) applications for medical training, enable telemedicine and remote patient monitoring, and provide a point of care diagnostic and imaging systems from the ambulance to the ER.
– Verizon joins EHIH’s partner ecosystem to help spur the development of healthcare solutions powered by 5G.
The Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub (EHIH) announced it is now powered by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service, making it the nation’s first 5G healthcare innovation lab. The 5G healthcare innovation lab is part of a new strategic partnership between Verizon and Emory Healthcare to develop and test 5G Ultra Wideband-enabled use cases that could transform the healthcare industry.
EHIH is a healthcare advancement and commercialization program committed to improving the patient care and provider experience. EHIH leverages 11TEN Innovation Partners’ “demand driven innovation” approach to solving the most pressing problems facing health care. As part of the partnership, Verizon will collaborate with Emory Healthcare and its nine Innovation Hub partners, including founding partner Sharecare, to help spur the development of healthcare solutions powered by 5G.
Leveraging the Power of 5G to Transform Healthcare
The massive bandwidth, super-fast speeds and ultra-low latency of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network combined with mobile edge computing will allow EHIH to explore:
– augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) applications for medical training
– enable telemedicine and remote patient monitoring
– provide a point of care diagnostic and imaging systems from the ambulance to the ER
In addition to providing EHIH with 5G, Verizon will offer network and security services, project management, professional consulting services, and managed infrastructure and sit on the Emory Hub Executive Advisory Board.
“The healthcare industry, driven by value-based care and increased consumerization, is set for a paradigm shift that will put a much greater focus on connectivity and access to data,” said Scott D. Boden, MD, Vice President for Business Innovation for Emory Healthcare. “Across every facet of healthcare, from care innovation to reimbursement model transformation to decentralization of care, speed to data is critical to the digital evolution of health,”
To date, Verizon operates five 5G Labs in the U.S. and one 5G Lab in London that specialize in developing 5G uses cases in industries ranging from healthcare to public safety to entertainment. This is the first 5G lab Verizon has established specifically focused on healthcare innovation and will serve as an ongoing initiative to co-develop 5G-related use cases for its customers.