5G Smart and innovative Healthcare services: opportunities, challenges and prospective solutions

Bekaroo, Girish ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1753-4300, Santokhee, Adityarajsingh and Augusto, Juan Carlos ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0321-9150 (2020) 5G Smart and innovative Healthcare services: opportunities, challenges and prospective solutions. In: 5G Multimedia Communication Technology, Multiservices, and Deployment. Bojkovic, Zoran, Milovanovic, Dragorad and Fowdur, Tulsi Pawan, eds. CRC Press. ISBN 9780367178505. [Book Section] (Accepted/In press)

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Abstract

Due to its abilities to boost productivity, reduce costs and enhance user experiences, smart healthcare is widely recognised as a potential solution to reduce pressures on existing health systems. Since the new era of 5G will unite enhanced connectivity, improved cloud-based storage and interconnection of an array of devices and services, a massive boost in the digital transformation of healthcare is expected. In this transformation process, healthcare services such as medical diagnosis, treatment and remote surgery will be facilitated by a range of technologies such as Internet of Things, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, among others, that will advance further under 5G. Moreover, real-time health services will become a reality and will offer people with quality care and improved experiences. On the other hand, different challenges can hinder the proliferation of 5G smart and innovative healthcare solutions, including security and heterogeneous devices. This chapter presents how 5G will boost digital transformation of healthcare through delivery and consumption of smart and innovative healthcare services, while probing into key hurdles in the process as well as prospective solutions.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments group
Item ID: 30585
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by CRC Press in 5G Multimedia Communication Technology, Multiservices, and Deployment on 28 Oct 2020, available online: http://www.crcpress.com/9780367178505
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Depositing User: Juan Augusto
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2020 16:59
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 18:38
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/30585

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