Verizon Business and Visionable, a health technology company based in the United Kingdom, announced that they are expanding their partnership which will enable both companies to work on a range of connected healthcare solutions, via Visionable’s patented technology powered by Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband and 5G Edge network, in the United States.
What does the deal mean for the healthcare sector?
The two are working together on a secure next-generation digital healthcare collaboration platform that enables healthcare professionals to access data, collaborate and share resources in the APAC and EMEA. The deal seeks to address some of healthcare’s biggest challenges like connecting frontline responders to specialist doctors in case of emergencies and enabling access to community-led care for patients needing long-term support.
The announcement follows the launch of Visionable’s private-5G enabled Connected Healthcare Centre in the U.K. in May. The center showcases the benefits of next-generation connectivity and collaboration across a patient’s care journey from urgent and emergency care to virtual wards to in-person care and rehabilitation, supported by Verizon private 5G.
This engagement is part of Verizon’s continued strategy to partner with clients, startups, universities, and large enterprises to explore how 5G can transform nearly every industry. This includes the partnership with Emory Healthcare in Atlanta where Verizon is collaborating to help spur the development of healthcare solutions powered by 5G Ultra Wideband.
What were the executives’ thoughts on the partnership?
“The healthcare industry generates a massive amount of data, but its ability to make good use of that data has long been hampered by network architectures that cannot handle it efficiently or cost-effectively,” said Scott Lawrence, SVP for Verizon Global Solutions.
“Through the combination of 5G and Edge computing, healthcare facilities and professionals will have access to secure near-real-time connectivity creating a new link between doctor and patient. As a result, illnesses could someday be diagnosed and treated more quickly, and medical costs could potentially decrease,” said Scott Lawrence further commented.
“Our partnership provides real-time connectivity and productivity, when and where it counts. Together with Verizon, we endeavor to support healthcare teams by enabling them to bring healthcare to the patient wherever they are,“ said Alan Lowe, CEO & Co-Founder, Visionable.
The announcement builds on the company’s network-as-a-service foundation and supports its growing private networks, mobile edge compute and business solutions.