Cleveland Clinic has announced its collaboration with Verizon Business to deploy a private 5G network at its new hospital in Mentor, Ohio.

As part of the partnership, the two companies will use the technology to enhance patient care, improve connectivity among caregivers and boost the patient and visitor experience.

Both the companies are expected to explore the use cases and solutions of the new technology, which will be deployed by Verizon on an Ericsson platform.

The use cases and solutions expected to be derived from the 5G network include patient check-in kiosks, enhanced digital displays, in-room infotainment for patients, asset tracking and AR/VR adoption for surgery, imaging, and patient and clinician education.

Verizon Business CEO Kyle Malady, CEO said: “When you are caring for people’s health, moments matter and the network infrastructure of a healthcare facility is critical for everything from patient care to facility operations.

“The team at Cleveland Clinic is a global leader in healthcare with a clear understanding of the impact technology can have on the overall experience at their facilities.”

Cleveland Clinic Mentor Hospital, which is slated to commence operation in July this year, will include inpatient/observation rooms, an emergency department, operating rooms and imaging facilities.

Cleveland Clinic chief information officer Matthew Kull said: “This collaboration supports our long-term vision for a fully digital hospital infrastructure.

“If we can provide 5G high bandwidth to our facilities, we can become more efficient, ensure better continuity of care as patients transition home, and enhance the overall experience for our caregivers and patients.”