Improving Access to Healthcare With 5G-Powered Technology –

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Published 05-16-24

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High quality healthcare should be available to everyone. Unfortunately, insurmountable barriers keep many patients from accessing the healthcare that they need.

One of the largest barriers for millions of people in the United States is distance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rural areas have higher mortality rates than urban areas for all of the top 10 leading causes of death. A contributing factor is that specialists who diagnose and treat diseases are concentrated in urban areas, forcing rural patients to travel long distances, receive care late, or forgo care altogether — and the gap is widening as healthcare becomes more specialized.

Dopl is closing the gap by removing distance from the equation using T-Mobile’s 5G network.

Dopl’s mission is equal access to healthcare. We’re optimizing healthcare delivery through our platform for telerobotic procedures – starting with non-invasive ultrasounds – by enabling specialists to provide care to patients in a different location via a robotic arm.

A person on a table with another sitting nearby. A medical imaging device on their chest. Another person behind a curtain viewing the images.

As seen in the video above, T-Mobile’s 5G network helps us reach patients with the greatest need by providing reliable networking in remote areas. In addition, 5G has enabled us to evolve our telerobotic platform into a mobile solution that can bring high quality healthcare anywhere, including moving vehicles on land, at sea and in space.

We are also very interested in the prospect of network slicing, and T-Mobile is the only wireless operator bringing that technology to life at the scale that we need today. Network slicing will be key for a number of reasons.

  • Security – With network slicing and T-Mobile’s SASE solution, we can mitigate the risk of a data breach.
  • Reliability – Network slicing will allow us to isolate our traffic, reducing congestion during periods of high network activity.
  • Latency – Using network slicing we can minimize latency to make interactions between the remote specialist and robotic arm virtually real-time.

Everyone deserves access to high quality healthcare. Dopl, using T-Mobile’s 5G network, is delivering conveniently accessible, high-quality care to patients in underserved communities. We are so excited extend the reach of specialists with the help of T-Mobile’s team to bring life-saving technology to people who need it the most.

Age-adjusted death rates, by urban-rural classification: United States, 1999–2019
Figure 1 SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality.
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