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Collaboration in the New Age of Convergence

I was in the grocery store when I realized that something new was going on: our entrance into the era of computing that I call convergence — the convergence of man and machine – is already changing the face of collaboration.DiM_Carlos_Blog_3_c#4AD694012

In the recent past, collaboration did a great job of connecting people to people through video, voice and the virtual workspace, which improved productivity and the intimacy of connection.  A video chat, whether for business or pleasure, communicates more than a simple phone call.  Add a collective workspace and you’re off like a rocket. In this collaboration between people, the technology served as a conduit.

But now I’m sensing the beginning of something different: collaborating with the machine itself. Here’s an example: I’m pretty focused on maintaining my health and my weight so when I go to the grocery store, I have a health app that’s connected to my online health profile and running with augmented reality.  When I show my phone my choice of broccoli, it votes thumbs up; when I grab my favorite cookies, it displays the calories and cholesterol they will add to my daily intake, notes that it’s contrary to medication I’m on, and advises me against it.  (Of course when I get to the beer aisle, I over-ride its displeasure: this is collaborative, after all, not dictatorial!)

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Have you joined the Cisco Community for Connected Health?

Cisco Community for Connected Health

Cisco Community for Connected Health

Given your interest in innovative and transformative healthcare solutions, we encourage you to register for the Cisco Community for Connected Health.  You’ll receive our quarterly newsletter which highlights real-life customer success stories and promotional offers as well as invitations to healthcare webcasts and events. 

You’ll also be the first to know about our annual Community for Connected Health Summit, a half-day event held on the first day of the annual HIMSS conference.  If you missed this year’s Community for Connected Health Summit, you can still watch the replays as experts from Cisco, Long Island Jewish Health System, Lake Nona, and Intel discuss how innovation is transforming the patient experience.

Join the community now to see how Cisco healthcare solutions can help you simplify workflows, facilitate BYOD, promote care-at-a-distance, and improve patient experiences.

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Complimentary Access to TEDMED Live 2013

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:

  • Watch during the event
  • 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.

Be sure to register for the Cisco Connected Health Community so that you can receive more offers like this one, news about upcoming events and our quarterly newsletter highlighting case studies and best practices.

 

 

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Cisco at HIMSS13 Recap

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. 

Cisco Booth at HIMSS13

Cisco Booth at HIMSS13

We invite you to learn more about these solutions:

  • Bring your own device (BYOD) products
  • Telehealth and care-at-a-distance solutions, including VX Clinical Assistant, Tactical VX, and HealthPresence
  • Cisco UCS with Intel® Xeon® Processors
  • Cisco WebEx
  • Wayfinding kiosk
  • Patient video surveillance products

Special Offers
Register for upcoming workshops, watch webcast replays, view helpful materials, and learn more about special offers to help your organization transform how care is delivered.

  • Complimentary Visual Collaboration Workshop for qualifying US customers
  • Promotional pricing on Wireless LAN Assessment for qualifying US customers
  • Significant discounts through April 22, 2013 on Cisco services for healthcare
  • Upcoming Webcasts
    • Funding for Healthcare Preparedness Initiative
    • Funding Public Health and Prevention Efforts
  • Webcast Replays
    • Telemedicine Innovations at Providence Health
    • HCA Delivers Training and Outreach Programs with Cisco WebEx

See you at HIMSS14!

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Cisco Workshop offers solution for Mobile Health and BYOD Healthcare challenges

March 12, 2013 at 1:52 pm PST

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 »

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