Connectivity in healthcare: an essential service

Healthcare is a sector where the need for reliable mobile connectivity is obvious; but it’s not just about enabling staff to call a surgeon or a family member. Smart healthcare could provide a revolution in the delivery of healthcare services with people being able to access and monitor diagnostics from their smartphones, or allowing surgeons to see patient records whenever and wherever they need them.
 
Adding small cells to healthcare connectivity planning could help improve efficiency, reduce costs and even save lives.
 

Hospital (acute care)
Small cells in this setting enable reliable emergency alerts, in-ambulance communications and triage alerts.

Hospital (elective)
Small cells enable patient internet access and calls, treatment reminders and telehealth to support earlier discharge. They also support communications for visitors and family members.

Assisted living
Small cells mean reliable coverage within the home for remote monitoring and appointment and mediation reminders.

Care home
Small cells improve emergency and routine care, enabling teleconsultations with staff or hospitals.

GP surgery
Small cells mean reliable team communications and improved mobile access to patient records and diagnostic tools.

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