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Summary: Healthcare in the Cloud and the Benefits of Analyzing Patient Data

The Internet of Everything is altering not only our personal lives, but also business practices across every major industry – healthcare included. From telehealth to increasing caregiver efficiency to data sharing, the IoE enables opportunities for improvement. But with these new connections and advances in healthcare technology, many physicians and healthcare professionals are skeptical of this new wave of advancements.

How do you appease these apprehensions? Hosting in environments that are HIPAA compliant to start. But consider the opportunities to use large data sets of a population for better treatment.

Healthcare in the Cloud

Cloud opens opportunities to utilize the Internet of Things to better treat cities, states, countries and the entire world. Physicians have begun using multiple devices to track patient information because cloud environments and applications can provide omnipresent access to medical records, as well as increase the opportunity for communication among other physicians. For example, when flu season rolls around, data can be gathered and analyzed from previous seasons to better inform the endangered cities of when the flu season will begin.

Dr. Jeffrey Brenner decided to see where rising healthcare costs were actually being spent; his research is discussed in The Human Face of Big Data.  >> READ MORE

 

 

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Florida Blue’s Healthy Start to Innovation

Florida Blue will serve as the anchor tenant for a new Lake Nona, Fla.-based healthcare innovation center slated to launch in 2015.

As Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla., continues to serve as a model medical city for smarter technologies, it will soon become the location for a new innovation center.

The Lake Nona Innovation Center, slated to launch in 2015, will house multiple tenants who will utilize the facility for innovative projects and research.

Insurance provider Florida Blue will serve as the center’s anchor tenant on the first floor of the multi-story building and refer to its space as the Collaborative Imagination Center. Within Florida Blue’s imagination center, entrepreneurs, and healthcare/ technology thought leaders will have the opportunity to utilize the space’s co-laboratory as a test bed for creating transformative healthcare solutions in addition to other innovative processes like design thinking, prototyping and collaboration.

Florida Blue’s partners will have access to the center’s space in addition to the company’s employees. Beyond the imagination center, the Lake Nona Institute (a Florida Blue partner) will lease space inside the building for its own innovation efforts.

But it’s no surprise that Florida Blue and the Lake Nona Institute will innovate under the same roof since Lake Nona has already pushed the envelope on smarter healthcare. In 2012, Lake Nona became Cisco’s first U.S. Iconic Smart + Connected Community complete with smarter community services and intelligent digital infrastructure. The overarching efforts around the smarter initiatives embrace the idea of the Internet of Everything.

Surely, the combination of the community’s smarter technologies and new innovation center will help Lake Nona continue to thrive.

Watch the Internet of Everything demonstration with Cisco CEO John Chambers and chief demonstration officer Jim Grubb during the Lake Nona Impact Summit in Oct 2012 here.

Patient Engagement and a Smoke-free World

February 20, 2014 at 9:18 pm PST

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s report on the health hazards of smoking. While we are encouraged by the significant progress we have made in reducing the percentage of smokers from 43% to 18% in the past 50 years, the cost impact of smoking continues to ride high. According to the surgeon general’s report, the annual cost attributed to smoking in the US is between $289 billion and $333 billion.

According to the Cancer facts and figures 2013, in spite of Smoking-related diseases being the world’s most preventable cause of death, tobacco accounts for the cause of 1 in 5 deaths. In addition, the quality of life is significantly impacted due to the increased risk of chronic diseases.

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Visit Cisco at HIMSS14 to see innovative solutions

Cisco HIMSS DiamondWe are looking forward to participating in the HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exhibition from February 24-26 in Orlando, FL.  If you are planning to attend HIMSS14, be sure to visit the Cisco booth (#1453) to discover solutions for mobility, collaboration, telehealth, and patient engagement designed to help your organization deliver safe and affordable care.  Highlights include:

  • Cisco Extended Care: New browser–based health and wellness collaboration solution platform that features ad hoc and scheduled video consults, secure messaging, customizable pre–appointment questionnaires, a video library and the ability to capture readings from mobile devices.
  • Cisco HealthPresence: Highly secure and scalable software integrates high–definition video, advanced audio, third–party medical devices, and collaboration tools.
  • Cisco Interactive Services: Digital signage, interactive maps, and directions tailored to your healthcare organization.
  • Remote Expert: Quickly identify, locate, and contact subject–matter experts and quickly contact the most available resources through expertise tagging and presence capabilities.
  • Cisco Virtual Patient Observation: Centralized approach to patient sitting that can help improve the workflow for care providers, resulting in increased efficiency, staff satisfaction, and staff safety.

In the booth, you can meet with Cisco Healthcare specialists, experience hands-on demos, and watch our in-booth theater presentation.

Learn more about the Cisco booth, the Connected Health Summit on February 25, and the other exciting activities we have planned for you at HIMSS14.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Orlando.

 

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Earn 3.25 CPHIMS/CAHIMS CE hours at Cisco Connected Health Summit at HIMSS14

Want to earn 3.25 continuing education (CE) hours while learning first-hand about successful patient engagement strategies?  Attend the 7th Annual Community for Connected Health Summit on February 25 during the HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exhibition and earn 3.25 CE units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of CPHIMS or CAHIMS.

Customers from healthcare organizations who register for HIMSS14 can attend the Summit at no additional cost. Simply call HIMSS registration customer service at 800-465-1272 and have the Cisco event (code CCCINV) added to your registration.  Registration is required as seating is limited.

The Summit agenda includes four sessions presented by high-profile thought leaders who will discuss ways to transform the delivery of care through:

  • Better patient engagemet
  • Accelerating the movement of clinical data
  • Streamlining the internal processes
  • Enabling a “personal health” model of care for the 21st century

This is a half-day program and all sessions are included in the registration. Complimentary boxed lunch is also included.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (check-in at 9:30 a.m.)
Orange County Convention Center, Room W414
Orlando, FL

The agenda will feature these engaging presentations:

Welcome

Mike Haymaker

 



Mike Haymaker

Healthcare Marketing for the Americas
Cisco

A Fresh Look at Patient Engagement

Barbara Casey

 

 


Barbara Casey

Executive Director of Healthcare
Cisco

Connecting Retail Clinics and Pharmacies to the Medical Home

Troy Brennan

 

 


Dr. Troy Brennan

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
CVS

Transforming Care Delivery with Innovations in Wireless and Mobility

Ed Martinez

 

 


Ed Martinez

CIO
Miami Children’s Hospital

Customizing Care

Eric Dishman

 

 


Eric Dishman

Intel Fellow and General Manager of the Health & Life Sciences Group
Intel

After Eric Dishman’s presentation, there will be a giveaway, sponsored by Intel, of two Ultrabook™ systems. Must be present to win.

Register now

 

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