5G Technology is the Future of Healthcare: Opening Up a New Horizon for Digital Transformation in Healthcare Landscape

Oruganti S S Sumanth Chowdary1

Nithesh Naik2,3,4,Email

Vathsala Patil5

Kinju Adhikari6

BM Zeeshan Hameed3,4,7

Bhavan Prasad Rai3,8

Bhaskar K Somani3,9

1Department of Data Science and Computer Applications, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 576104, Karnataka, India.​​​​​​​
2Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 576104, Karnataka, India.
3iTRUE (International Training and Research in Uro-oncology and Endourology) Group, Manipal 576104, Karnataka, India.
4Curiouz TechLab Private Limited, BIRAC- BioNEST, Manipal Government of Karnataka Bioincubator, Manipal, 576104, Karnataka, India.
5Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 576104, Karnataka, India.
6Department of Urooncology and Robotic Surgery, HCG Cancer Center, Bengaluru 560027, Karnataka, India.
7Department of Urology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore 575001, Karnataka, India.
8Department of Urology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN, United Kingdom.
9Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton SO16 6YD, United Kingdom.

Abstract

There is a new cause for concern regarding healthcare's skyrocketing costs in the recent times. To overcome these obstacles, 4G and various communication standards are applied in health-care for smart health-care services and applications. However, cutting-edge technologies are being developed, like I O T (Internet of things), Big Data, Artificial intelligence (AI) and through the utilization of 5G wireless transmission technology, we can enhance the patient care and improvise healthcare services whilst decreasing the overall healthcare delivery cost. There is a gradual but clear transformation taking place in healthcare as a result of these new technologies. Future healthcare applications are highly dynamic and time-sensitive, making it challenging for current communication systems to meet their requirements. Consequently, 5G networks are conceived and built to meet the varied communication requirements of healthcare applications. In this review, we look at an overview of 5G wireless transmission technology applications in healthcare which opens up a new horizon for digital healthcare transformation.

5G Technology is the Future of Healthcare: Opening Up a New Horizon for Digital Transformation in Healthcare Landscape