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WM5G to showcase Healthcare innovations at Birmingham Tech Week 2021

WM5G to showcase Healthcare innovations at Birmingham Tech Week 2021

West Midlands 5G (WM5G) have recently announced their plans to display and demonstrate healthcare advancements under development at Birmingham Tech Week 2021.

A range of events are taking place from Monday 11th to Friday 15th October in various destinations across Birmingham, as a celebration of digital, technology and innovation for tech organisations across the West Midlands region.

WM5G will be sharing their knowledge and experience in the sector. WM5G is keen to support the effort in reducing the pressure facing health and care organisations and have worked on a variety of trials designed to help people better manage their own health.

This includes transforming the health and social care system to support our ageing population and address the growth of chronic diseases by improving patient diagnosis and treatment using health technology powered by 5G.

On Wednesday 13th October, WM5G’s current triallists in the healthcare sector will be taking part in a Demonstration Day at the Aston Conference Centre, sessions will include WM5G’s remote patient monitoring and camera in a pill trials plus a range of other exciting initiatives

The WM5G team will be supported by amongst others – Partners Ewa Truchanowicz from Dignio and James Cameron from Corporate Health, who will be on hand to answer project-specific questions.

On Thursday 14th October, attendees will be able to meet the experts during WM5G’s connectivity networking event at 9 Brindley Place. Healthcare organisations will have the opportunity to gain advice specific to their digital capabilities and understand how innovations – such as 5G – have been an essential component in better managing future health, providing the connectivity to deliver care and support away from the clinic and in the community, or at home.

WM5G has worked with health practitioners and commissioners across the West Midlands to produce trials that have already provided valuable insights. Notably, these include delivering remote monitoring and support to care home patients, which was key during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, supporting home delivery of colon capsule endoscopies to help tackle bowel cancer, and connected ambulances which have been shown to improve at-scene and in-transit care.

Adrian Smith, HealthCare Lead at WM5G, said: “5G and future technologies hold the ability to revolutionise the way we think about healthcare and patient-support. They provide the possibility of providing patients with the diagnosis they need at quicker speeds, reducing stress and easing the process for them and their healthcare providers.

“We look forward to showcasing our healthcare trials at Birmingham Tech Week and to supporting other healthcare organisations in embracing digital technologies as we move forward. We can all learn from each other, building knowledge as we come to face new challenges and opportunities within the digital world.”


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