APAC 5G Case Study – Enabling Digital Healthcare by HKT & CUHK Medical Centre
In Hong Kong, CUHK Medical Centre (CUHKMC) is using HKT’s high throughput and low latency 5G to support innovative medical applications, such as remote consultation, remote training, tele-medicine, and treatments guided by AR services. HKT has built full 5G coverage across the entire CUHKMC hospital. Wholly owned by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, CUHKMC has 28 operating rooms, 49 consultation rooms and 516 beds for in-patients.
“Through the innovative use of 5G technology to support a wide array of smart hospital applications such as remote consultation (doctor-to-doctor), remote training (doctor-to-student) and telemedicine (doctor-to-patient), resources in the hospital can be optimised and patients can receive the best possible care,” explains Tom Chan, Managing Director of Commercial Group of HKT. “5G also supports other innovative applications such as the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) and robotics to better serve Hong Kong people.”
“The focus of our smart hospital is to improve the patient journey by delivering the best treatment and enhancing medical safety,” said Dr. Fung Hong, Chief Executive Officer of CUHKMC. “Through our partnership with HKT on 5G technology and applications, the digital transformation of CUHKMC is accelerated and thus the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the hospital are improved.”