Telcos in healthcare: Winning in a long game, Babylon, and the impact of 5G

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Insights on the role for telcos in healthcare, the main lessons learned to date, and the impact of 5G on healthcare and telcos within it. From the TELUS Carrier Health Summit, Toronto, May 2019.


Format: PDF filePages: 17 pagesCharts: 07Author: Andrew CollinsonPublication Date: May 2019

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Table of Figures
  • Introduction
  • Healthcare: The problem to be solved
  • There’s money in health
  • The road to Babylon – one of the ways ahead?
  • Some telcos are scared by health, others are serious about it
  • 5G, healthcare – or both?
  • Conclusions: Making a long game a good one
  • Index

Table of Figures

  • Figure 1: How to succeed in telco health – key learnings from the Summit
  • Figure 2: The Institute of Fiscal Studies’ (IFS) Health Budget Calculator
  • Figure 3: Babyl has particular strength in Rwanda’s rural areas
  • Figure 4: A flavour of Babylon’s UK online offering
  • Figure 5: Pros and cons of telcos in healthcare
  • Figure 6: Telstra’s National Cervical Cancer Screening programme benefits
  • Figure 7: Telcos face a serious choice in capex / opex investments

Technologies and industry terms referenced include: 5G, Aetna, Amazon, Babyl, Babylon Health, Berkshire Hathaway, BT, Capex / Opex, Click Therapies, Coordination age, CVS, Gates Foundation, Healthcare, Institute of Fiscal Studies, JP Morgan, MTN, NHS, O2, Sanofi, Swisscom, Telstra, TELUS, Tigo