As 5G coverage continues to expand, healthcare organizations are partnering to leverage this next generation wireless technology.
As telecom companies continue to grow their respective 5G footprints, they’re focused on industry use-cases where the technology will be most impactful. One of the industries often highlighted is healthcare.
But while 5G may have the attention of health professionals, many are waiting for stronger real-world evidence of its applicability and reliability, with concerns that for now, it may be less than suitable for the mission-critical aspects of healthcare.
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Nonetheless a number of providers are forging ahead with key partnerships to begin testing and implementing 5G technology in the hopes that it can speed up the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Using CB Insights Business Relationship data, we dig into promising partnerships between telcos and healthcare providers as well as specific venture-backed healthcare adjacent companies that are poised to benefit most from 5G technology.
Analyzing the data, we were able to identify several developing applications of this next-generation wireless technology in healthcare. These applications range from remote patient monitoring to the use of AR/VR systems in the operating room, among others. In addition, we identify key startups in each highlighted area that are likely to benefit from 5G rollouts.