“What I often feel today is, nurses nurse technology rather than nurse their patients.”
So says Cisco Chief Nursing Officer Curtis Dikes, a registered nurse in his own right, whose job at Cisco is to change that.
At the American Telemedicine Association’s 2012 meeting in San Jose, Dikes was kept fully engaged by attendees newly curious about Cisco technology and the customer-oriented thinking behind it.
“It’s not about the technology,” said Dikes during a break. “Technology is a conduit – part of the equation that enables a better care process.”
Do nurses have unique workflow requirements that warrant special attention? Yes, said Dikes, past president of the American Nursing Informatics Association. “Nursing has its specifics just like medicine.”
One major topic at this year’s HIMSS 2012 Conference, was accountable care programs. As January 1, 2012 marked the initial period for healthcare organizations to start the application process to become eligible for Accountable Care Organization status there was much debate about whether or not ACOs could improve healthcare while reducing costs.
The coordinated care provided by an Accountable Care Organization can help ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, with the goal of avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.
At this year’s HIMSS Conference, Cisco is showcasing collaboration technologies that improve the way we deliver healthcare.
Thanks to partners like AeroScout, Allscripts, Amcom, AMD Global TeleMedicine, Emerge.MD, EXTENSION, GE, Intel, McKesson, MEDITECH, NetApp, NextGen, Optum, Philips Healthcare, Radianta, Rauland-Borg, Vocera and Welch Allyn, we’re transforming clinician-to-clinician and clinician-to-patient relationships through advancements in telehealth.
If you’re in Las Vegas for HIMSS this week, stop by Cisco’s booth, #4223, where we are demonstrating how together with partners, Cisco healthcare solutions help simplify communications, facilitate collaboration, connect clinicians and provide support for the increasingly mobile healthcare environment. Read More »
Is your healthcare organization doing everything it can to improve productivity while delivering the best possible patient care? Join us at the Community for Connected Health Summit at HIMSS12 as we bring together healthcare innovators and Cisco specialists into a single forum of networking, education, and best practice sharing, all focused on the very latest innovations improving healthcare delivery. You’ll be the first to hear about breakthrough solutions available today — and what’s on the horizon for tomorrow. Read More »