Verizon Business and KPMG LLP have collaborated as part of their alliance relationship to deliver 5G solutions designed to help transform the healthcare and life sciences sectors. KPMG has now deployed Verizon’s Private 5G wireless network into its Ignition Center inside KPMG Lakehouse to further that collaboration. Building on top of this next-generation network, KPMG is creating a Healthcare Lab experience where clients can interact and experiment with the latest in healthcare technologies while helping to define their own future healthcare vision powered by Verizon 5G.

“5G has the power to transform industries and will become the backbone for communications for the future,” said Fiona Grandi, Lead Partner, Verizon, KPMG LLP. “Our collaboration with Verizon and implementation of Verizon 5G in our Ignition Center at Lakehouse will help accelerate the ability for our clients, and ourselves, to adopt new and emerging technologies enabling the transformation of operations while also improving customer experience.”

The KMPG Ignition Center is designed to provide a next-generation digital healthcare experience for clients, using the latest emerging technologies, including Verizon 5G, to create an immersive experience to drive innovation. Innovations and topics explored at the healthcare lab will include AI and computer vision imaging analysis, AR/VR for surgery planning, sustainable building technologies and how technology can bridge the health equity gap.

The goal is to develop “a suite of solutions and use cases to enable seamless, reliable, secure communications” for the healthcare industry that can help transform operations. The solutions are expected to include interconnected hospital operations to optimize provider scheduling, support diagnosis activities and simplify patient interactions.

This is to drive a better patient experience and increase insights into overall patient health, at home or at a medical facility.

The collaboration builds on Verizon’s growing healthcare initiatives that tap private wireless and other technologies such as network slicing.

“By bringing together Verizon’s 5G with KPMG’s deep industry experience and track record in improving business processes, we plan to deliver cutting-edge solutions that will close the gap between legacy hospital environments and digital business operations and unlock the value of the end-to-end digital enterprise,” Jennifer Artley, Verizon Business senior vice president, 5G acceleration, said in a prepared statement.

“This collaboration is part of Verizon’s broader strategy to align with enterprises, startups, universities, ecosystem partners and government to explore how 5G and edge compute can disrupt and help transform nearly every industry.” The Healthcare Lab at KPMG Lakehouse, located in the innovative and strategically planned community of Lake Nona, has been designed to enable a next-generation digital healthcare experience for clients. Leveraging the latest emerging technologies, including Verizon 5G, the Healthcare Lab will create an immersive experience to ignite clients’ creativity and drive innovation. Innovations and topics explored at the Healthcare Lab include AI and computer vision imaging analysis, AR/VR for surgery planning, the enablement of sustainable buildings, and using technology to bridge the health equity gap. Each client experience is tailored and customized to meet the desired business outcomes with maximized benefit from these emerging technologies.

“The future of healthcare will increasingly involve digital technologies and solutions designed to transform the healthcare industry by providing a streamlined patient/provider experience and ultimately improving patient outcomes,” said Greg Corlis, Principal in KPMG’s Emerging Technology group. “Upgrading to a private 5G network with Verizon at Lakehouse will help us and our clients embrace and experiment with emerging technologies.”

Verizon operates several 5G Labs in the U.S. that specialize in developing use cases in industries ranging from healthcare to public safety to entertainment. In addition, Verizon is collaborating with various customers to establish 5G Innovation Hubs on-premises as part of an ongoing initiative to co-innovate and create new 5G applications. 

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