This month, Focus, Cisco’s monthly online publication, takes a look at the latest Connected Health trends and technology news. Data-driven decisions, better specialized care and improved patient experiences are transforming healthcare, and I encourage you to read about it in this month’s issue of Focus.
- The Internet of Everything in Healthcare
- The Big Data Opportunity in Medicine
- New Human-Machine Interfaces
- The Startups are Coming
- Telemedicine Transforms Care in Brazil
- The Devices Making Healthcare Smarter
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Carlos Dominguez, Cisco Senior Vice-President in the Office of the Chairman and CEO, will present the luncheon keynote address on October 30 at the Boston Children’s Hospital Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards.
Held over two days, the Boston Children’s Hospital Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards is designed to address unmet needs, solve problems and seize opportunities in pediatric health care. Thought leaders, including clinicians, health care leaders, venture capitalists, policy makers, and payers, will address the most pressing pain points in pediatric medicine.
Dominguez will highlight ground-breaking new trends in technology, including the Internet of Everything, the democratization of knowledge, and exciting changes in the fields of collaboration and communication.
“Groundbreaking technologies tend to develop in siloes – and when they converge, that’s when they become transformative. Healthcare is experiencing that right now. Processing power, analytics, networking, wireless, genomics, and a host of other areas are suddenly coming together and driving profound change and jaw-dropping new possibilities.”
— Carlos Dominguez, Cisco Senior Vice-President in the Office of the Chairman and CEO
Dominguez participates in a wide array of social media channels and publishes a daily newsletter on futuristic technology, “The Tech Nowist” (http://tinyurl.com/m53oku8). You can find his blogs at http://carlosdominguez.cisco.com and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.carlosdominguez.
If you are planning to register for the Boston Children’s Hospital Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards, be sure to attend Dominguez’s keynote to learn about recent breakthroughs in pediatric healthcare delivery and the need to embrace technology while creating a culture of innovation.
Carlos Dominguez luncheon keynote
Boston Children’s Hospital Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards
October 30, 2014
The Seaport World Trade Center
Tags: Cisco, healthcare
As a visiting lecturer on “Transforming Health and Care” at the Hult International Business School in London, I was invited last March to be a jury panel member for the regional Hult prize competition. Named as one of the top five ideas changing the world by President Bill Clinton and Time Magazine, the annual competition for the Hult Prize aims to identify and launch the most compelling social business ideas—start-up enterprises that tackle issues faced by billions of people. Winners receive US$1 million in seed capital, as well as mentorship and advice from the international business community.
The 2014 Challenge: Solving Non-Communicable Disease in the Urban Slum
The 2014 Hult Prize “President’s Challenge” was focused on healthcare: Can we build a social healthcare enterprise that serves the need of 25 million urban slum dwellers suffering from chronic diseases by 2019? From a record 10,000 applications, representing more than 150 different countries and over 350 colleges and universities, regional finalists were selected to pitch their new and innovative social ventures in six regions around the world: Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Sao Paulo and Shanghai.
The Hult Prize Global Finals took place last month at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City, an event attended by Cisco CEO John Chambers and Tae Yoo, Cisco’s senior vice president of corporate affairs.
The six finalists pitched their solutions and business models to President Bill Clinton and a panel of distinguished judges, including Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus. The solutions comprised an eclectic collection of innovative and disruptive ideas—from a chewing gum-based solution to prevent tooth decay, to low-cost, locally designed and manufactured eye glasses, to bees that can diagnose diabetics. (This was “Bee Healthy” the European regional finalist from HEC Paris, which I was privileged to help select.)
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Tags: CGI, Cisco, clinton global initiative, Dox-in-a-Box, Hult International Business School, Hult Prize, Indian Business School, Internet of Everything, IoE
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.
Leslee Gross, Baptist Health South Florida
During this live, complimentary webcast, I will be hosting Leslee Gross, Assistant Vice President of Baptist Health South Florida, who will describe the 680-bed organization’s foray into Telehealth.
Leslee will focus on metrics and results, along with best practices and lessons-learned related to organizational and process changes required to make the project a success. A live Q/A will follow.
Register now to hold your spot.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
2:00 pm EST
1:00 pm CST
11:00 am PST
Tags: Cisco Healthcare
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.
The expanded boundaries
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Tags: analytics, Big Data, Cloud web security, critical systems, Dynamic Protection, healthcare IT, security