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Healthy Dose of the Internet of Everything Keeps Healthcare Industry Fit and Vibrant

It’s safe to say the Internet of Everything (connecting people, processes, data and things) is impacting nearly every aspect of our lives.

When we wake up in the morning, we can check our smartphones for weather updates and use that data to decide if we need to wear an extra jacket or bring an umbrella. In some cities, sensor-based parking spaces can allow us to check a smart parking app to determine where to park our cars and how much it will cost to park in a certain space.

But the Internet of Everything (IoE) does not just impact our morning routines or where we park our cars – it also is transforming healthcare and is reshaping the patient experience. IoE for healthcare is all about better health outcomes, increased productivity, and more patient choice that drives an enhanced patient experience. Read More »

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Internet of Everything Targets Breast Cancer in “Detected” Documentary

This year, more than 1.6 million estimated new cancer cases will be diagnosed in America alone. Worldwide, it’s predicted there will be more than 23.6 million new cancer cases diagnosed each year by 2030, if recent trends continue. At Cisco, our global family of more than 74,000 employees feels the heavy impact of cancer as well, whether it means going through cancer treatment, helping an affected loved one or celebrating another day as a survivor.

Cisco is a strong advocate of merging the power of human collaboration and networked connections with an unrelenting passion for using our resources to impact the world around us, especially in modern medicine. From rebuilding healthcare systems devastated by an earthquake to linking rural patients to doctors hundreds of miles away, we’ve been at the forefront of using technology to revolutionize healthcare.

And today, on World Cancer Day, we’re showing that Internet of Everything technology can be an ally in the battle against breast cancer – which strikes one in eight women in the United States.

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Santa Visits Children’s Hospitals Across North America using Cisco Video Technology

December is here and that means that Santa Claus is putting the final touches on his list and checking it twice. For the eighth year, Cisco is teaming up with medical centers across North America to provide children who are hospitalized during the holidays the opportunity to show Santa what good little boys and girls they’ve been (and let him know what tops their wish list). From Canada, down to the United States and Latin America, Santa will virtually visit hospitals from his post at the North Pole, making cyber-stops by way of the magic of the latest mobile and collaboration technologies.Santa Connection 2014

Approximately 50 hospitals throughout the Americas, with the help of Cisco and our partners, will bring a live feed of the North Pole to their patients – using either an iPad, or a video monitor and web-enabled camera. Santa will visit with children in the hospital’s playroom, and for those who don’t feel well enough to leave their room, a mobile cart or iPad enabled with Cisco Jabber software will help Santa travel for a bedside visit.

Much like children who are able to sit on Santa’s lap, patients will have the opportunity to pass along their wishes this holiday season in plenty of time for St. Nick to make his list and check it twice.

Cisco is proud to be able to touch the lives of these children with the hope and happiness of a personalized visit with Santa using Cisco technologies.

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Cisco Connected Health Newsletter, Fall 2014

Have you read the latest Cisco Connected Health newsletter?  In an effort to bring you relevant stories about the positive impacts of health IT, this issue features real-world implementations including:

Watch Leslee Gross, AVP of Baptist Health South Florida, describe their e-Pharmacy initiative, which won an American Hospital Association 2014 Innovator award and uses Cisco Jabber for communication and collaboration.

The enthusiasm from consumers for wearables and telehealth demonstrates how technology continues to rapidly change the face and future of healthcare.

University of Calgary’s W21C Program, Cisco, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) recently announced initiatives to strengthen the development of healthcare solutions in Alberta through advanced technologies and strategies.

Carlos Dominguez, Cisco Senior Vice-President in the Office of the Chairman and CEO, gave the luncheon keynote address at this conference and focused on ground-breaking new trends in technology, including the Internet of Everything.

UVA Center for Telehealth uses Cisco Jabber for video and recently received a 2014 Governor’s Technology Award for making it easier for patients in Virginia to access high-quality care and health education.

This issue also includes information about Cisco Compliance Solutions, which have helped hundreds of customers effectively meet HIPAA compliance technical requirements, and Cisco Mobile Apps, which can help you develop and integrate personalized mobile experiences, such as hospital wayfinding and location-aware application access.

Be sure to subscribe now to get our quarterly newsletter delivered directly to your inbox!

Cisco Connected Health Newsletter


The Power of Technology to Transform Care

This month, Focus, Cisco’s monthly online publication, takes a look at the latest Connected Health trends and technology news.  Data-driven decisions, better specialized care and improved patient experiences are transforming healthcare, and I encourage you to read about it in this month’s issue of Focus.

Highlights include:

  • The Internet of Everything in HealthcareFocus
  • The Big Data Opportunity in Medicine
  • New Human-Machine Interfaces
  • The Startups are Coming
  • Telemedicine Transforms Care in Brazil
  • The Devices Making Healthcare Smarter

Register now if you would like to receive our quarterly Cisco Connected Health newsletter.