In a groundbreaking collaboration, Shabodi, a provider of network-enabled applications, has teamed up with INNOKREA, a specialist in solving challenging IT implementations, to enable seamless telemedicine through an application that takes into account network conditions during medical operations (application name: “Network-Aware Surgery”). The built application – on the Shabodi Application Enablement Platform system – by managing network parameters, allows simultaneous effective remote physician advice during surgical procedures.
New approach to telehealth and remote surgery
Telehealth is the new norm, especially in the post COVID-19 world, and its use has increased nearly 40 times in the past three years. Traditional boundaries in healthcare are disappearing with remote care, expert medical care and even remote surgery.
Healthcare as a critical sector (and especially telehealth) needs highly reliable network resources. Traditional hospital networks are segmented, but still operate on the basis of the best services available at any given time. This means that all applications use the network as a simple communication channel regardless of urgency or use case. This approach has limitations because applications do not recognize the network and do not prioritize communications and connectivity based on application use cases. In critical healthcare scenarios (e.g., during surgery), this approach leads to delays and inefficiencies, and can even be life-threatening.
And this is where Shabodi and INNOKREA step in with solutions.