Given your interest in healthcare innovation and transformation, we’re pleased to offer you access to TEDMED Live 2013 right from your desktop.
From April 16-19, TEDMED 2013 will feature ten 90-minute sessions from industry thought leaders focused on health, information, and technology. You can get complimentary access to either:
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Watch TEDMED sessions on-demand through Sunday, April 21st (midnight your time zone)
To register, create an account on the TEDMED site. On the second page, select “CISCO” from the dropdown menu on question 5 “How did you hear about TEDMED Live?” Within 24 hours, you will receive your affiliate code and further instructions.
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Wherever you go and whatever you do in the 21st century, you generate a data trail. Your credit and debit cards, mobile phone, laptop computer, tablet — not to mention retailers, banks, hospitals, hotel systems, and activity on social networks, blogs, and email — all generate data.
Yet, we are currently connecting less than 1 percent of the things, people, and machines that could be online, communicating and collaborating. As we create the Internet of Everything (IoE), the amount of data will rise exponentially, created by your car, clothes, medicines, food, e-books, and presence on video surveillance systems.
The mountain of data collected about people and things has led to a growing industry dealing with high-volume, high-variety, high-velocity, virtual data sets (“the 4Vs”, according to Gartner) — often called “Big Data.” The growth of Big Data is an inevitable reality of a digitally connected world. Read More »
Now that HIMSS13 is behind us, we want to say thank you to everyone who attended the Sixth Annual Connected Health Summit and to all of our customers and partners who visited our booth in the exhibit hall.
Cisco Community for Connected Health Summit Watch the video replays as experts from North Shore LIJ Health System, Lake Nona, Cisco and Intel discuss their views on how innovation is transforming the world and healthcare.
Cisco Healthcare Solution Demos The Cisco booth at HIMSS13 featured healthcare solutions designed to enhance mobility, facilitate collaboration, and enable telehealth.
Where does a Healthcare organization begin when facing Mobile Health or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) challenges? The annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS 2013) conference highlighted how technology and healthcare quality have converged more than ever before. This is a new era where video, mobile and social media technologies are enabling providers to deliver enhanced patient experiences. The Cisco BYOD Strategy Planning Service for Connected Health solves Mobile Technology and BYOD challenges. Consider the following data relative to the explosion of multiple devices: Read More »
With day two of HIMSS underway, I wanted to take the opportunity to share more about the Cisco Customer Experience Report focused on health care. In this study, conducted in early 2013 and released just yesterday, consumers and health care decision makers across the globe were surveyed on sharing personal health data, participating in in-person medical consultation versus remote care and using technology to make recommendations on personal health.
The results of the report demonstrate that as information, technology, bandwidth, and integration of the network become the center of the “new world,” both human and digital aspects are key parts to the overall patient experience. These components lead to more real-time, meaningful patient and doctor interaction.
A few of the highlights within each portion of the study are included below and are discussed in more detail by Kathy English and Joel Conover in the embedded video. For more information about the study and additional data points, be sure to view our press release. Also, don’t miss our infographic on the digital impact of customer experience for a visual representation of this report.
Privacy and Personal Service
It may be no surprise that health care practitioners are more willing to share personal and private information than consumers. The interesting point to consider is the degree to which all clinicians and consumers are willing to share personal health information and to improve the quality of care and how this varies by geography. In the U.S., close to sixty percent of HCDMs expressed confidence while only forty percent of consumers shared that sentiment.
In-Person vs. Virtual Customer Service
If you, as a consumer, feel you get the best treatment face-to-face and aren’t willing to consider virtual access to clinicians, you are in the minority. The study found that while consumers still depend heavily on in person medical treatments, given a choice between virtual access to care and human contact, three quarters of consumers find access to care more important than physical human contact with their care provider and are comfortable with the use of technology for the clinician interaction. The report also found that consumers will overlook cost, convenience and travel, to be treated at a perceived leading health care provider to gain access to trusted care and expertise.
How Much Do Consumers and HCDMs Rely on Technology?
Nearly one in four of the survey respondents said that they currently receive health-related reminders on their device and that trend is only increasing. The study found that interest in accessing health information on mobile devices is growing rapidly. About 4 in 10 consumers indicate they would be interested in receiving recommendations about doctors, hospitals, medication, etc., automatically through their computer or mobile devices.
Interested in hearing more about the connection of devices and the critical role they play in the future of health care? Read our first blog post from HIMSS, focused on Dave Evans, Chief Futurist at Cisco’s presentation on the Internet of Everything during Cisco’s Community for Connected Health Summit on March 4. If you’re attending HIMSS this week, tell us what you’re enjoying most about this year’s event and be sure to stop by and see us at booth #2329.