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Technology Makes Way for Change in Children’s Healthcare

This blog originally appeared on the Huffington Post.

As a parent, we all understand that the health of our child takes precedence over economic concerns, geographic distance, and just about any barrier you can name. Many parents know the stress of finding the right doctor to treat a child’s illness, and the difficulties involved in traveling to see that one specific doctor. For critically ill children, the long wait to see a pediatric specialist can be devastating.

About 1 million children in California have ongoing physical, behavioral, mental, or emotional conditions that can affect their ability to function and participate in activities important to their development and, in some cases, can shorten their lives. According to a recent report published by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, these children with special healthcare needs use more healthcare services than other children and account for more than 40 percent of all healthcare cost among children nationwide, despite making up only 16 percent of the U.S. child population. Though advances in medical care have extended and improved the lives of millions of children, more than four in five of children with special healthcare needs still fail to receive one or more basic aspects of quality healthcare, statewide and nationally.

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Cisco Care-at-a-Distance Solutions to be Featured at ATA 2013

 If you find yourself in Austin, Texas next week, you’ll want to swing by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Meeting and Tradeshow which runs from May 5-7. 

ATA 2013 ConferenceGrowing annually by leaps and bounds, ATA 2013 is expected to be their biggest and best conference yet, with over 6000 attendees.  The ATA 2013 exhibit hall will host 300 leading vendors with groundbreaking remote healthcare technologies and services.

And you can count on Cisco to be there front and center.   

American Express Gift CardSo while you’re there, don’t miss a visit to the Cisco booth (#332) to see market leading solutions that overcome the barrier of distance while improving the patient experience.  If you take a second to let us scan your name badge, you’ll be in the running for a chance to win a $250 American Express gift card!

Finally, don’t miss Cisco executives in these two sessions:

Monday, May 6: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Selling Abroad: Companies Making an Impact in the International Market
David W. Plummer, General Manager, Cisco HealthPresence

Monday, May 6: 4:15 – 5:15 pm
Market Watch: Not All Telehealth Markets are Equal
Barbara Casey, Senior Executive Director, Cisco Healthcare Business Transformation

In the meantime, you can learn more about Cisco Care-at-a-Distance solutions for telehealth by clicking here. 

We’ll see you in Austin!

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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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Cisco Video Collaboration Helps INTEGRIS Health Save Lives

April 15, 2013 at 10:27 am PST

We’ve seen Cisco TelePresence making a difference in health care. Most recently, it helped connect Children’s Hospitals with the North Pole for the holidays, and now its uses have extended to saving lives.

There are few things in life that are more important than your health and the health of your loved ones. Lack of time has become a major factor in people not seeking out the medical care they need. Therefore, health care providers have had to keep up with this ongoing issue and find ways to ensure patients receive the care they need.

Oklahoma’s largest health care system, INTEGRIS was one of those providers. Faced with the challenge of delivering the quality they desired, INTEGRIS was looking for an effective way to connect hospitals throughout the area to increase employee collaboration and improve patient care. With the help of Cisco collaboration technology, Cisco TelePresence and Cisco Jabber, INTEGRIS has established a life-saving program that has decreased stroke mortality rates and increased access to health specialists.

Read more on how INTEGRIS is leveraging Cisco to drive innovation in health care: “Cisco Collaboration Comes to the Rescue for INTEGRIS Health.”

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#IoE: Present and Future

Dave Evans  Joseph Bradley  This blog was co-authored by Dave Evans and Joseph Bradley, Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG).

To receive the most value from the Internet of Everything (IoE), business leaders should begin transforming their organizations based on key learnings from use cases that show how IoE works in the real world. Cisco IBSG’s Economics practice recently developed 50 private-sector use cases to determine the Value at Stake in the new IoE Economy. It determined that $14.4 trillion of value (net profit) will be created or will migrate among companies and industries based on their ability to harness IoE.

This blog will provide both near-term and more futuristic examples of IoE in healthcare and marketing/advertising to help you better understand the possibilities of IoE in different time frames. We provide both a futuristic view (Dave) and a near-term perspective (Joseph). Read More »

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