Join us on Wednesday, October 15 at 11:00 am PST/2:00 pm EST to hear about telehealth innovations at Baptist Heath South Florida. The winner of an American Hospital Association 2014 Most Wired Innovator Award for IT projects, Baptist Health’s e-Pharmacy initiative is a shining example of transformation in care delivery.
Conceived as an initiative to support medication compliance by high-risk patients, the program’s outstanding results have led to potential new initiatives in the areas of Tele-Dermatology and Tele-Cardiology.
As we think of Healthcare and Big data Analytics, some of the topics that come to fore front are personalized medicines, managing readmissions, identifying health risk indexes and many more. While each of these is important areas that benefit from power of Big Data Analytics, one of the areas that is at table stakes in Healthcare is protecting critical care systems. Can the power of big data analytics provide us a protective shield?
Before we dive in, the question that comes up is why is Healthcare Security any different and why Big Data Analytics instead of the traditional approaches to protection that we have today.
This was the topic of my presentation at the recently concluded COM.BigData 2014 conference in Washington DC: ‘Dynamic Protection for Critical Care Systems using Cisco Cloud web security (CWS): Unleashing the power of Big Data Analytics’.
While the Health IT transitions are opening up healthcare access in newer ways that has significant security implications, there are additional trends that are making Healthcare a prime target.
Targeting Healthcare Industry
According to the World Privacy Forum, the street value of a stolen Healthcare data is ~ $50 as compared to $1 for a stolen social security number. The Ponemon Institute, in its third annual report on Medical Identity theft, 2012, estimates the economic impact of medical identity theft at 41.3 billion per year, a significant increase from 30.9 billion per year in 2011. In addition, new attack models such as ransomware can capitalize on the sensitivity of the situation, where the question is not about losing your data, but your life. Adding up all these, healthcare industry is an attractive target.
This is an exciting week for Cisco and for the Health IT industry at large. Two big industry events are taking plan this week: Epic’s Users’ Group Meeting and National Health IT Week.
Epic’s 2014 Users’ Group Meeting: Down on the Farm If you are planning to attend Epic’s 2014 Users’ Group Meeting from September 15-19 in Verona, WI, be sure to visit the Cisco booth (#316) to see solutions that improve the patient experience and facilitate collaboration, including:
Cisco Virtual Sitter Patient Observation: Video-enabled, centralized approach that allows trained staff to monitor multiple high-risk patients while also delivering two-way communications to alert clinical staff about potential patient situations.
Cisco Jabber: All-in-one collaboration application that brings together video, voice, and IM on any device.
Cisco Extended Care: A personal health and wellness collaboration platform, enabling patient engagement and care team interactions at any time and from anywhere.
Also, drop off a business card to register for a chance to win a $250 American Express gift card.
National Health IT Week: One Voice, One Vision National Health IT Week(NHIT Week) is a collaborative forum and virtual awareness week that assembles key healthcare constituents dedicated to working together to elevate the necessity of advancing health through the best use of information technology. Cisco is one of 425 healthcare partners helping to bring this important cause to the forefront of the nation’s attention through events in Washington D.C., at the HIMSS 9th Annual Policy Summit, and other events throughout the week. Follow tweets at #NHITWeek.
How the Internet of Everything enhances the quality of care Both of these events highlight how hospitals and healthcare providers are now using the power of the Internet of Everything to expand their outreach within and outside their healthcare organizations. From connecting patients with chronic medical conditions to using mobile technologies to help remind patients to take their medications on time, hospitals are incorporating new and innovative ways to improve the efficiency of care-delivery. Cisco is here to help you adapt to these changes in accessing quality care and bringing expert care to your patients.
Have you read the latest Cisco Connected Health newsletter? In an effort to bring you relevant stories about the positive impacts of health IT, this issue features real-world implementations including:
Using video and remote medical equipment, UVA Center for Telehealth provides basic medical examinations and services in 40 specialties, including psychiatry, cardiology, pediatric specialties, child neurology, orthopedics, and genetic studies.
By transitioning their data center to Cisco UCS Blade Servers and Cisco Unified Fabric, Southern Illinois Healthcare achieved greater performance and flexibility with integrated management while saving over $200,000 in capital expenditures due to data center efficiencies.
Houston Methodist recently implemented Cisco wireless solutions to handle the exponential proliferation of wireless devices and applications at their 500,000-square-foot research institute in and five hospitals.
Mountain States Health Alliance reduced IT problems by installing an infrastructure capable of handling updates, scaling, and ensuring security while providing visibility into the network.
The latest newsletter also includes an introduction to the new Cisco DX70 and DX80 endpoints and a series of video clips featuring Barbara Casey, Senior Director of Health Care Business Transformation at Cisco, about trends in healthcare innovation.
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Acute care in a hospital setting is no longer the norm. The continuum of care focus has shifted to seamless, integrated care plans designed around the patient and their needs instead of the setting. Sg2* recently caught up with Barbara Casey, Senior Director of Health Care Business Transformation at Cisco, to discuss trends in healthcare innovation and technology that can help provide the right care, anywhere, anytime.
In the following video snippets, Barbara Casey discusses the power of healthcare consumers to make informed decisions about care plans as well as the power of providers to use data to deliver personalized medicine and seamless care coordination.
Cisco is in a great position to provide borderless collaboration interactions between providers and patients. Cisco voice, video, and data solutions can help provide convenient access to care while ensuring the seamless handoff of secure and integrated information as patients move from one setting to another. By supporting video on any endpoint, patients and caregivers can consult from their choice of devices which could be a mobile phone, a tablet, a laptop, a video phone or any other specialized devices, even in the privacy of their own home.