Opinion: Darnall Army Medical Center CIO provides HIMSS Takeaways

The most impactful thing I heard was the potential of 5G. 5G is looking beyond traditional networks, fiber, and the usual connectivity hardware. They are looking at augmenting and eventually replacing the traditional network backbone with cellular technology. Mind blown, due to how we currently use cellular. However, once the infrastructure is installed and medical devices are capable of transmitting through this medium, we can really improve current problems of packet availability and bandwidth limitations.

Source: What I Learned at HIMSS19: 9 HIT Leaders Share Their Takeaways – By Kate Gamble, February 22, 2019. Health System CIO.

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