On March 4, Cisco will sponsor the 6th Annual Community for Connected Health Summit during the HIMSS13 Annual Conference & Exhibition. This year’s agenda promises to be the best one ever!
The Summit is open to all HIMSS13 attendees at no additional cost; however, registration is required as seating is limited. This is a one day program and all sessions are included in the registration. Complimentary boxed lunch is also included.
Monday, March 4, 2013
10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (check-in at 9:30 a.m.)
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
The agenda will feature engaging presentations from:
The Net Effect – A Cisco Perspective
Equal parts prognosticator and pragmatist, Cisco’s chief futurist will share how innovation is driving dramatic change in all fields, including healthcare.
Transforming Patient Engagement
Dr. David Langer
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
North Shore, LIJ Health System
Vice President of Enterprise Network Services
North Shore, LIJ Health System
Learn how a unique partnership between clinical and IT leadership has led to the practical application of technology in the care process that has greatly increased patient engagement.
Lake Nona: A Connected Health Community
The first city in the US built with ubiquitous connectivity and interconnected building, transportation, utility, and civic systems– hear how Lake Nona’s innovative design provides for unified approach to lifelong health care delivery, learning and education.
A Collaborative Discharge Process
Dr. Mark Blatt
Chief Medical Director
A classic “moment of truth” impacting quality, the patient experience, and even the bottom-line – attend this session to learn about a technology-enabled, collaborative approach to the discharge process.
Following Dr. Blatt’s session, there will be a giveaway, sponsored by Intel, of three Ultrabook™ systems. Must be present to win.
Ultrabook is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Co-sponsored by Intel®:
This program is approved for up to 3.25 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS).
Tags: Cisco, HIMSS13
Yesterday, via Cisco TelePresence and WebEx, Cisco hosted an international roundtable examining the current demands placed on the healthcare industry and how technology is addressing many of these issues. A panel comprised of Cisco executives and customers discussed how connected technologies and services can enable healthcare providers to help improve patient care, address security and patient privacy, and manage BYOD devices all while increasing efficiency and lowering costs.
Participating in the panel were representatives from Seattle Children’s in Seattle, WA; Resolute Health in New Braunfels, TX; Fundación Peluffo-Giguens in Montevideo, Uruguay; and Albert Einstein Israelita Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, along with Kathy English, senior director, public sector and healthcare marketing for Cisco.
Kathy kicked off the discussion by offering several eye opening healthcare statistics. Did you know, for example, that 41% of patients would switch hospitals for a better experience? Or that in 95% of countries, the rising cost of medical care exceeds the rate of general inflation?
These statistics illustrate the difficult challenges many of our healthcare customers face today. Therefore, during the healthcare roundtable, Cisco unveiled two new connected health offerings – Cisco HealthPresence 2.5 and Cisco Services for Connected Health. These solutions help enable efficient, convenient, high-quality patient care, and more collaboration across the healthcare continuum.
Roderick Bell II spoke directly to the successful deployment of Cisco HealthPresence at Resolute Health – so successful, in fact, that local schools are now connecting nurses to students across the district, thereby lowering costs and expanding the access of nurses to students in need. Roderick expects local businesses and county jails to join Resolute Health’s HealthPresence initiative later this year. Likewise, via Cisco TelePresence, Fundación Peluffo-Giguens in Uruguay has connected 10 hospitals in the country with the central hospital in the Montevideo, improving access to specialists and avoiding travel and logistics complexities for remote patients and their families. Similarly, the implementation of Cisco’s TelePresence endpoints in Brazil have allowed Albert Einstein Israelita Hospital to deliver care from a distance to seriously ill patients if no specialists are available at the public hospital or if a second opinion is required to provide a more extensive assessment.
Wes Wright, CIO of Seattle Children’s spoke to his overall success with Cisco. When tasked with building a virtual desktop infrastructure program at the hospital, he found that Cisco’s Unified Computing System is the best out there: During the event he said, “I wanted the power of Cisco behind me… and it’s worked!”
Yesterday’s roundtable further demonstrates Cisco’s commitment to connecting the previously unconnected with an intelligent network at the foundation.
You can view the discussion here on YouTube and we’d love to hear your thoughts about the future of healthcare delivery. How do you think video collaboration tools will transform the way your health is monitored?
Tags: Cisco Connected Services, connected health, healthcare, TelePresence, UCS
Cisco is pleased to be participating in the World Congress Telehealth Executive Summit on January 28-29 in San Diego, CA. This two-day conference targeted at senior executives in payer and provider organizations will feature insightful discussions on virtual care models for specialty services, primary care, follow ups and continuous monitoring.
One of the highlight sessions will feature Dr. Joe Peterson, CEO of Specialists on Call, the nation’s premier provider of specialty physician consultations delivered via telemedicine. Dr. Peterson will discuss the success of their telemedicine program which uses Cisco infrastructure and the Cisco TelePresence VX Clinical Assistant system to provide immediate 24/7/365 access to board-certified specialists.
Dr. Peterson’s session, Creating Commercial & Clinical Synergy: A Key to Unlocking the Value of Telemedicine will take place on Monday, January 28 at 4:00 pm, just before the closing keynote address. He will discuss how to unlock the value of telemedicine through blending clinical quality with strong financial foundations, business ethics and governance. He’ll also provide insights on how to bridge the gap between “white coats” and “suits” to strengthen a telemedicine program.
Luke Leininger, Cisco Telehealth Product Manager, will introduce Dr. Peterson. “I am thrilled to have the honor of introducing Dr. Joe Peterson at this important conference,” says Leininger. “Dr. Peterson is passionate about providing excellent specialist care to patients in all locations within a guaranteed 15-minute response time.”
The Cisco TelePresence VX Clinical Assistant is an easy-to-use, high-definition video collaboration system that is designed for mobility at the point of care. It is ideal for a variety of medical uses, including remote patient consultations, virtual care, and medical education.
Tags: Cisco, mobility, TelePresence, video
Research from IDC Health Insights (Clinical Buyer Behavior Study) shows on average clinicians typically use 6.4 different mobile devices daily for professional use. Recently, I participated in a Cisco Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) workshop discussing challenges Healthcare organizations have supporting mobile devices with reliable, high performance, in-building wireless coverage while maintaining operational efficiencies. Healthcare experts from Networking, Security and IT discussed challenges facing Healthcare and various ways BYOD is defined. A common question is how to address challenges with BYOD. What recommendations does Cisco Healthcare offer in implementing BYOD? What options are available with wireless reducing security risks? What are Cisco’s best practices with BYOD maintaining compliance with regulatory policies and accreditation requirements?
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Tags: borderless network architecture, byod, Cisco, Cisco Health, Cisco Healthcare, connect health, connected healthcare, healthcare, healthcare BYOD, healthcare IT, security architecture
Has your child visited with Santa yet? Then you know the excitement of hearing that jolly laugh and the “Ho Ho Ho” that accompanies Santa’s twinkling eyes. But, what about the children who are hospitalized over the holidays and unable to visit with Santa at the local mall?
During December, Santa is using Cisco video collaboration technologies to visit children at 31 children’s hospitals throughout the US. The hospitals use iPads with Jabber, video monitors, and webcams in hospital playrooms to connect children with Santa at his North Pole workshop. Cisco TelePresence mobile carts are wheeled into hospital rooms so that children who are confined to their rooms can share holiday wish lists with Santa and get updates on their favorite reindeer.
Now in its 6th year, the Cisco Santa Connection allows Santa to remotely connect with hospitalized children, many of whom would not otherwise have been able to see Santa. Cisco is proud to be able to touch the lives of these children with the hope and happiness of a personalized visit with Santa using Cisco technologies.
Read about Santa’s first virtual stop at Children’s of Alabama and view the full list of participating children’s hospitals.
Tags: Cisco, mobility, TelePresence, video