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Collaboration Makes the Future Bright for 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 »

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Register now for the Connected Health Summit at HIMSS15

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
Regency Ballroom
Chicago, IL

The agenda will feature these engaging presentations:

10:00 am – 10:05 am
Welcome

Mike Haymaker
Healthcare Marketing for The Americas
Cisco

10:05 am – 10:45 am
The Path to the Internet of Everything

Stuart James
IS-COO
Sutter Health

Dr. Craig Sable
Director of Echocardiography and Telemedicine
Children’s National Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics
George Washington University

11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Lunch (included)

Ashley Simmons
Director of Innovation and Development
Celebration Health

Ketan Paranjape
General Manager, Life Sciences
Intel

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Intel Prize Giveaway and Closing Comments

Mike Haymaker
Healthcare Marketing for The Americas
Cisco

 

Register now

 

*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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Cisco Connected Health Newsletter, Winter 2015

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.

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

Cisco Connected Health Newsletter

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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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