On September 10, 2021, it was announced the creation of Russia’s first industrial training ground with the infrastructure of fifth-generation communication networks (5G). It was created on the basis of the Botkin Hospital and will be used to test digital technologies in healthcare.
An agreement on cooperation in this direction was concluded by the Moscow Social Development Complex - the Moscow Center for Innovative Technologies in Healthcare and the S.P. Botkin City Clinical Hospital, the Moscow Department of Information Technology (DIT of Moscow) and Rostelecom. They agreed to conduct applied research, testing of prototypes and prototypes of solutions, digital services and services on the basis of the landfill.
According to the head of the capital’s information technology department, Eduard Lysenko, Moscow will consistently create several industrial 5G landfills, since to implement such solutions on the scale of a 12-million-dollar metropolis, you need to make sure that they are reliable, safe and effective. He noted that landfills will appear on the basis of existing city facilities on which the 5G network will be deployed and various promising solutions will be tested. Thus, as a result of the project, promising scenarios for using 5G technology in the Moscow healthcare system will be formed.
In turn, Vyacheslav Shulenin, Director General of the Moscow Center for Innovative Technologies in Healthcare, quoted by the press service, explained that together with the Botkin Hospital, the most promising projects will be selected, including AR solutions for helping doctors with complex operations, VR simulators for training medical personnel and remote monitoring of patients in real time.
The ministry said that the Moscow Center for Innovative Technologies in Healthcare will be engaged in the search, selection and testing of medical services. Rostelecom will act as the operator of the 5G network: it will create the infrastructure and provide the necessary equipment, including subscriber devices, as well as develop and provide technical solutions. Botkin Hospital will provide its own clinical infrastructure for conducting research.