The role of 5G for digital healthcare against COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic caused a massive impact on healthcare, social life, and economies on a global scale. Apparently, technology has a vital role to enable ubiquitous and accessible digital health services in pandemic conditions as well as against “re-emergence” of COVID-19 disease in a post-pandemic era. Accordingly, 5G systems and 5G-enabled e-health solutions are paramount. This paper highlights methodologies to effectively utilize 5G for e-health use cases and its role to enable relevant digital services. It also provides a comprehensive discussion of the implementation issues, possible remedies and future research directions for 5G to alleviate the health challenges related to COVID-19.

Authors:
Siriwardhana Yushan, Gür Gürkan, Ylianttila Mika, Liyanage Madhusanka

Publication type:
A1 Journal article – refereed

Place of publication:

Keywords:
5G, COVID-19, e-health, IoT, pandemic

Published:
4 November 2020

Full citation:
Yushan Siriwardhana, Gürkan Gür, Mika Ylianttila, Madhusanka Liyanage, The role of 5G for digital healthcare against COVID-19 pandemic: Opportunities and challenges, ICT Express, 2020, , ISSN 2405-9595, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icte.2020.10.002

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icte.2020.10.002

Read the publication here:
http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2020120299057