Nokia’s Karl Bream discusses ‘The Disruptive Potential of 5G’ in Top of Mind Online keynote
The higher capacity, greater reliability, better performance and security, and low latency of 5G enabled networks will allow hospitals of the future to deliver better patient care more efficiently.
That was the message of “The Disruptive Potential of 5G,” a keynote talk delivered by Karl Bream, Vice President of Strategy, Portfolio, and Alliances at Nokia Enterprise, at the Top of Mind Online virtual summit.
Top of Mind Online, organized by the Center for Connected Medicine (CCM), included six sessions focused on the future of digital health, the role of artificial intelligence (AI) and telehealth in advancing health care, and how health system executives are managing the COVID-19 pandemic, among others.
Bream’s presentation shared examples of how IT networks of the future can help health systems better manage their assets, collaborate on care more effectively and deliver value.
While MRI and CT scanners, infusion pumps, surgical tools, wheelchairs, and other devices within a hospital can’t be replaced with digital copies, Bream said, “we can create significant value and better outcomes by taking digital control of those physical assets.”
“To achieve that level of control, we need to elevate the level of reliability, performance, and predictability of the network across all of the assets in the ecosystem,” Bream said.
That’s where 5G comes in.