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Technology is responsible for continuously transforming industries at a rapid pace. Recently, 5G was introduced to the Chicago market to see how this increase in speed impacts mobile internet usage. While 5G has been a buzzword for a few years now, cellular providers worldwide are beginning to unlock these network features. Since this technology is not widespread at the moment, analysts are struggling to pinpoint readily apparent applications for 5G. With the seemingly instantaneous transfer of information 5G provides, there are various useful applications for laboratory information systems.
Providing Push-Notification Lab Results
The field of medicine has come an incredibly long way and plans to make further strides throughout this technological revolution. At this time, some patients may complain about the lag time between taking a specific test and receiving the results. With 5G, LIS solutions may be able to send push notifications to a patient’s phone once lab results are ready. Instead of sitting around waiting for an automated call, patients would be able to receive lab results from any location.
Using Mobile LIS Solutions
When you visit your physician or a local hospital, you may have noticed how long it takes for specific information to reach another department. Physicians and nurses are continually bouncing from place to place seeking pertinent information. With 5G, an incredibly quick intranet should work for all personnel. This 5G intranet could be accessible through a device specifically designed for laboratory information systems. Live updates should provide all staff, and specific information could be available to patients as well.
This society is becoming more digital every second, and the field of medicine must remain current. In the future, it is likely that patients will opt for technologically savvy facilities that provide more efficient visits. Over time, you can expect to see hospitals and laboratories embrace the internet of things.