Last week, our healthcare team entered a new research project titled ‘Mobile Surgical Collaboration and Assistance from Anywhere’ (MSCAA). It will investigate the possibilities of 5G mobile connectivity in surgical environments. Our NexxisLive solution is at the heart of this project.
If we look at today’s surgical landscape, we see both medical professionals and clinical procedures becoming increasingly specialized. Complex medical devices are creating new possibilities for more precise surgical maneuvers, easier suturing and faster recovery. Specialists themselves, then, often intensively study a few types of procedures, of which they know all the ins and outs.
However, at the same time we also see a growing shortage of specialists. Expanding possibilities for training could help transfer knowledge and grow the next generation of medical professionals.
A solution to bring specialized experience to a wider audience, is working with remote communication solutions. And that’s where NexxisLive comes in. It’s a secure software solution that enables teams to collaborate remotely for better clinical confidence. And all of this in a secure way: NexxisLive is GDPR and HIPAA compliant, uses the highest level of data encryption, and is agnostic of any patient data.
The MSCAA project will cover two surgical applications of 5G:
The speed of 5G connectivity is very promising for critical environments such as operating theaters and cathlabs. That’s why, for the MSCAA project, we have joined forces with French telecom operator Orange, KU Leuven university, Chirec Hospital Group, and Sweet Mustard, a company specialized in the development of software and mobile applications.
The goal of the research project is to find solutions to address one of the most pressing healthcare challenges, staff shortage, by allowing access to care everywhere and teaching new generations of surgeons.
This will be another step towards a world in which scarce medical expertise becomes available to wider communities and generations of healthcare professionals, and benefit patients. 5G connectivity can help open up paths for more knowledge-sharing, and could open possibilities for faster treatment with better results.
We’re looking forward to the results!