VAPAHCS becomes first in nation with full 5G - VA Palo Alto Health Care System
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VA Palo Alto Health Care System

 

VAPAHCS becomes first in nation with full 5G

VA Palo Alto staff members cheer as they become the first fully 5G-enabled hospital in the nation

In February, VAPAHCS became the first fully 5G-enabled hospital in the world. This will improve patient care and enhance the Veteran experience at our facility.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

In early February 2020, the VA Palo Alto Health Care System became the world's first fully 5G-enabled hospital.

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. about the significance of this technological upgrade.

"What 5G will deliver is richer, more detailed, three-dimensional images of the patient's anatomy with resolution so clear and consistent that it will give us reliable use of important telesurgery services to Veterans across the nation," Wilkie said. "That means reliable capacity to allow the VA's best physicians to consult during surgery even when they are not in the same room or halfway across the country."

Read more about this accomplishment here.

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