On April 13, 2015, Cisco kicked off day one of the annual HIMSS healthcare conference by hosting a media panel to discuss a range of healthcare technology topics impacting the U.S. as well as around the world including the Internet of Everything (IoE), telehealth, and the use of virtual pediatric networks (VPN).
Members of the media heard from leaders in the healthcare industry about how they are utilizing the latest technologies to provide enhanced healthcare to patients, the meaningful impact on patient-doctor interactions as well as the broader social impact on the community as a whole.
One such example discussed at HIMSS was the results of a program piloted by Cisco; the Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil; and other key partners in Sergipe to bring care via telehealth technology to underserved children who may not have convenient access to physicians given they’re located in such a remote north-east region of Brazil.
On April 13, Cisco released a report called Connecting Brazil’s Children to a Healthier Future, which includes results based on a survey conducted by Cisco. The results indicated that telehealth helps enhance the quality of care to patients, and also reduces travel time it takes to visit a medical specialist. So rather than traveling to a bigger city in Brazil to see a specialist, patients and their families can remain in Sergipe but meet with a specialist over video. Some of the key findings from the pilot illustrate how the technology is having a powerful impact on the patient care. For example, 93% of patients surveyed and who participated in virtual consultations found them effective and were satisfied with their experience.
The pilot, which is slated to go into full production later this month, utilizes Cisco collaboration technology, for example, to help with virtual patient-to-physician consultations. This connectivity allows for the patients located in Sergipe to receive consultations from medical experts residing outside the region – a method that allows patients to tap into a wider pool of medical expertise.
Additional supporting resources:
Connected Healthy Children – Brazil Video (English)
Connected Healthy Children – Brazil Video (Portuguese translation)
Connected Healthy Children – Brazil Video (Spanish translation)
Connected Healthy Children Program
Brazil Starts Pediatric Care Through Telemedicine in Sergipe
Virtual Pediatric Networks Connect Doctors with Doctors
As healthcare challenges are being addressed around the world, many healthcare challenges are actively being addressed inside the U.S. During the HIMSS event, media heard from CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) about the implementation of a virtual pediatric network.
This virtual pediatric network utilizes Cisco technology and creates a hub to connect leading pediatric oncologists from CHOC Children’s and five other leading hospital locations with one another to collaborate on how to treat children and teens with rare forms of cancer. The VPN consortium aspires to link to 200 cancer centers of excellence globally including 8,000 physicians through the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) http://www.childrensoncologygroup.org.
For more on how CHOC Children’s is utilizing the virtual pediatric network, watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97LPNwSwXcg&feature=youtu.be
These are just couple of examples where we see the true impact of technology on the healthcare industry. Over the next few years, we are going to see increasing adoption of these types of technologies, which ultimately is going to result in improved quality of patient care. To say the least, we live in very exciting times and we are just at the tip of the iceberg!
Tags: Cisco, healthcare, IoE, IoT, Patient Care, telehealth, video
We are looking forward to participating in the HIMSS15 Annual Conference & Exhibition from April 13-15 in Chicago, IL. If you are planning to attend HIMSS15, be sure to visit the Cisco booth (#2002) to discover solutions for mobility, collaboration, telehealth, and patient engagement designed to help your organization deliver safe and affordable care. Highlights include:
- Cisco Mobility and Integration Platform: Mobile patient check in and comprehensive web portal.
- Mobile Heartbeat: Clinical Communications.
- Virtual Patient Observation: A centralized approach to patient sitting that can help improve the workflow for care providers, resulting in increased efficiency, staff satisfaction, and staff safety. Nexus will display their new mobile version.
- Location-Aware Alerts: Partners STANLEY and Extension will show their solution to trigger location-aware alerts in a hospital.
- Avizia Cart: Mobile telemedicine cart.
- Cisco Patient Connect: Patient infotainment systems.
- Cisco Extended Care: 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.
- Telepresence endpoints: DX Series (Android-based touchscreens), MX Series, Jabber.
- Ask the Architect: Booth visitors can get their security, mobility, and UCS questions answered by a Cisco Healthcare architect.
In the booth, you can meet with Cisco Healthcare specialists, experience hands-on demos, and watch the in-booth theater presentation highlighting Cisco Connected Health solutions.
Learn more about the Cisco booth, the Connected Health Summit on April 13, and the other exciting activities we have planned for you at HIMSS15.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in Chicago.
Tags: Cisco, healthcare
Well, New Year’s Day is long past. As I continue to plod along with my New Year’s resolutions through this brutally cold winter, I do so with varying degrees of success. I still start my day with an apple-ginger juice and try to eat my veggies. Along the way I bolster my dedication with the incremental successes that a healthy lifestyle delivers. I feel lucky to have my health and I’m trying my best to protect it!
Sometimes, I get bummed when I read the healthcare headlines: There’s a new “super bug”… there is a shortage of doctors… antibiotics are nearing the end stage of their effectiveness…. The headlines can be scary!
But I know that headlines are meant to elicit emotions and capture attention. I recently looked behind the headlines at stories about how companies in the healthcare industry are using Cisco collaboration technology. I came away feeling optimistic. There are some cool things happening!
Technology is making a huge difference in doctor-patient care.
Park Nicollet Healthcare is a nonprofit integrated healthcare system located near Minneapolis. The company was looking for ways to improve collaboration between the more than 1000 physicians on staff. Park Nicolette made huge strides when it added Jabber to its existing Cisco Unified Communications Manager implementation Read More »
Tags: Cisco, cmr, collaboration, healthcare, telehealth
Join us at Cisco’s 8th annual Connected Health Summit at HIMSS15 to hear how the Internet of Everything is enabling new innovations in care delivery. This popular half-day meeting, which includes a complimentary lunch, provides a forum for networking and best practice sharing unlike any other.
Employees of healthcare organizations may attend the Cisco Health Summit at no cost by selecting this “optional event” when registering for the HIMSS Annual Conference, or by adding it to their existing registration*.
Registration is required as seating is limited.
This is a half-day program and all sessions are included in the registration. At the conclusion of this year’s summit, there will be a giveaway, sponsored by Intel, of two Ultrabook™ systems. Must be present to win. Approved for up to 3.25 CPHIMS and CAHIMS CE hours.
Monday, April 13, 2015
10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (check-in starts at 9:15 a.m.)
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
The agenda will feature these engaging presentations:
*If you have already registered for HIMSS15, you can add the Connected Health Summit to your registration record by selecting “Optional Educational Events” and editing your record to select the “Community for Connected Health Summit.”
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Tags: Cisco, healthcare, Internet of Everything
Have you read the latest Cisco Connected Health newsletter? Find out details about the 8th annual Community for Connected Health Summit and read relevant stories about how the Internet of Everything is enabling new innovations in care delivery.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., includes complimentary lunch
Hear from highly regarded leaders who are pioneering new approaches to delivering care, including Stuart James, IS-COO, Sutter Health; Dr. Craig Sable, Director of Echocardiography and Telemedicine, Children’s National Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University; Ashley Simmons, Director of Innovation and Development, Celebration Health; and Ketan Paranjape, General Manager of Life Sciences, Intel.
Barbara Casey, Cisco’s Senior Practice Director for Healthcare Transformation, recently discussed telehealth and home health solutions during the American Hospital Association (AHA) panel on innovations in healthcare.
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida uses a cloud-based video collaboration service from Cisco to connect doctors and affiliates worldwide.
Molina Healthcare, a Fortune 500 multistate healthcare organization, implements Cisco Next-Generation Firewalls to secure data for patients and clinicians in 14 states.
The Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC uses Cisco TelePresence® technology to collaborate on care with the Uganda Heart Institute (UHI).
This issue also includes information about upcoming webinars focused on using data virtualization to improve clinical insight. Webinars are offered on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, or Tuesday March 31, 2015.
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Tags: Cisco, healthcare, Internet of Everything