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Register Now for the Connected Health Summit at HIMSS16

It is my pleasure to announce Cisco’s 9th annual Community for Connected Health Summit at HIMSS16, where you will hear directly from our customers about exciting innovations in care delivery. This popular half-day meeting includes a complimentary lunch and provides a forum for networking and best practice sharing unlike any other.

Employees of healthcare organizations are invited to attend at no cost by selecting this “optional event” when registering for the HIMSS Annual Conference, or by adding it to their existing registration*.   You can do so by calling HIMSS registration at (866) 710-0769 or by visiting the HIMSS registration website. Keep in mind that registration is required since seating is limited.

This is a half-day program and all sessions are included in the registration.  The agenda is below.  It is approved for up to 3.25 CPHIMS and CAHIMS CE hours.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (check-in starts at 9:15 a.m.)
Sands Convention Center
Palazzo Ballroom M-P
Las Vegas, NV

The agenda will feature these engaging presentations:

Barbara Casey

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Barbara Casey
Senior Director, Healthcare Practice

Joe Longo

Joe Longo
VP & Vice President
Parkland Health and Hospital System

Kris Brenner

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Changing How Care is Delivered at Spectrum

Joseph Brennan
Director of Operations for MedNow
Spectrum Health

Kristopher Brenner, D.O.
Physician Champion
Spectrum Health
11:45 am – 12:30 pm
William Carracino

William Carracino, M.D.
Lee Memorial Health
Aaron Neinstein

Ed Martin

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Building a Digital Health Innovation Ecosystem

Dr. Aaron Neinstein
Assistant Professor of Medicine and
Director of Clinical Informatics

Ed Martin
Technology Director
Mike Haymaker

Hosted by:

Mike Haymaker
Healthcare Marketing for the Americas


Register now


*If you have already registered for HIMSS16, 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.”  For registration questions, call HIMSS at (866) 710-0769.

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Cisco Connected Health Summit at HIMSS16

Register now for Cisco’s 9th annual Connected Health Summit at HIMSS16 to hear directly from Cisco customers about new innovations in care delivery.

Cisco Connected Health Summit 2015

Cisco Connected Health Summit at HIMSS16
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
10:00 am – 2:00 pm (lunch included)
Palazzo Ballroom M-P

This popular half-day meeting, which includes a complimentary lunch, provides a forum for networking and best practice sharing unlike any other. Highlights will include:

  • Parkland Memorial Hospital: New $1B+ hospital in Texas with an integrated digital system controlling nearly every aspect of its operations and a focus on patient care using the Cisco Patient Connect solution.
  • Spectrum Health: Proactive telehealth program for early intervention and patient education with a focus on metrics and critical success factors.

Agenda at a Glance
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Registration and networking
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Connected Health Summit Sessions (including lunch)

A detailed agenda will be available in early January.

The Connected Health Summit is approved for up to 3.25 CPHIMS and CAHIMS CE hours.

Employees of healthcare organizations may attend the Cisco Connected Health Summit at no cost by selecting this “optional event” when registering for the HIMSS16 Annual Conference or by adding it to their existing registration.

Prior years have sold out quickly, so don’t delay!

In collaboration with Intel®


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Healthcare Security: Improving Network Defenses While Serving Patients

Safeguarding patient information is critical for healthcare providers. From HIPAA regulations for patient record privacy to PCI standards for credit card processing, there are many areas where information can be compromised.

In our newly released white paper, Healthcare Security: Improving Network Defenses While Serving Patients, we identify areas in which healthcare organizations can make changes to better address threats facing their organizations by implementing improved security defenses.

Healthcare Security PaperIn a related study, we surveyed CISOs and SecOps managers and found that:

● Chief information security officers (CISOs) in healthcare are more likely than security operations (SecOps) managers to believe that their security processes are optimal.

● Healthcare organizations do not implement as many strong security defenses as organizations in other industries.

● When healthcare organizations experience a breach, they may be more likely to implement a wider array of security defenses.

We invite you to read the new White Paper to learn how Cisco can help enable compliance and help you to prevent your organization from suffering a potentially devastating cyberattack.


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Connected Health News, Fall 2015 Edition

Have you read the latest Cisco Connected Health newsletter? We encourage you to explore the customer success stories, white papers, and videos to learn new and innovative ways to provide your caregivers with highly secure and reliable access to health information, regardless of location.

Apple and Cisco Partnership
We have seen an increase in the use of iOS devices and apps in the healthcare industry so we are thrilled to report that Cisco and Apple have announced a new partnership to optimize Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps. Stay tuned for further news about how we are integrating IOS devices with Cisco networks to enhance clinical collaboration capabilities.

Cisco and UCSF Partner to Advance Healthcare Interoperability
To advance the secure exchange of data across the healthcare industry, Cisco and UCSF will develop a collaborative platform to collectively test and scale interoperability across different devices, IT systems and software in order to integrate clinical data to optimize health decisions.

White Paper: Combating Cybercrime in the Healthcare Industry
Healthcare security breaches are making headlines with escalating frequency.  Consequently, the need to safeguard personal health information (PHI) and other nonpublic data looms more urgent with each passing day.  With the rising value of health records on the black market—roughly 10 times that of other records— it was only a matter of time before hackers began targeting hospitals and healthcare organizations in general.

White Paper: HIPAA Compliance for the Wireless LAN
Wireless hardware, such as access points that are installed around a facility, must facilitate HIPAA compliance. Similarly, wireless software must support the security and management features that the facility requires to enforce HIPAA compliance. Learn how Cisco Meraki products can help customers maintain a HIPAA-compliant network.

Transforming the Health Insurance Marketplace
Cisco offers a vision for Connected Health that includes exciting new op­portunities for payers, enabling an approach that treats every member and provider as an individual, in a system that knows who they are and anticipates what they want. This allows you to provide an experience that is simpler and more transparent, leading to a better quality of care.

Cisco Patient Connect: Use Video to Modernize Your Healthcare Environment
Cisco Patient Connect brings state-of-the-art clinical communication and collaboration together in an integrated, easy-to-manage solution to deliver digital content (such as wayfinding or patient education), streaming media (along with broadcast TV), and personalized patient information.

Case Study: Roper St. Francis Implements Wireless and Unified Collaboration
Through a series of acquisitions, Roper St. Francis had nearly 50 different phone and key systems.  By replacing legacy voice environments with an integrated collaboration platform and a high-performing wireless network, RSF established a robust, scalable platform that provides an interactive patient experience.

Case Study: CALSTAR Connects People Processes and Data during Medical Emergencies
California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) is a nonprofit regional air ambulance service.  When the FAA updated its operational control guidance, CALSTAR leveraged its existing Cisco infrastructure to build its own air-to-ground dispatch system that connects air transport to lifesaving care.

Case Study: SickKids Foundation Enhances Fundraising
A large charitable funder of child health research in Canada, SickKids Foundation’s center receives contributions from more than 232,000 doors annually and its aging network and phone system were unable to keep up with its needs. To ensure an exceptional donor experience, the Foundation refreshed its network with an end-to-end Cisco solution.

Virtual Pediatric Network Connects Oncologists
The Virtual Pediatric Network connects some of the nation’s top pediatric oncologists to treat children and adolescents diagnosed with rare and complicated cancers. See how Cisco technology is making a difference in cancer care.

Case Study: Interpreters are just a click away
Language barriers can be a big concern in healthcare, where diagnoses and treatments are defined and agreed on after talks between doctors and patients.  Cisco video conferencing is helping to eliminate time, distance, and language barriers to provide effective communication between clinicians and their patients.

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Cisco Connected Health Newsletter

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Thanks to Cisco, Hospital Connects with Experts From Around the World

Thanks to Cisco, Hospital Connects with Experts From Around the World_18NOV2015Here’s a question that has troubled physicians for years: how can a specialist, who is thousands of miles away, examine a patient accurately enough to come to a diagnosis?  Patients at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) are lucky that hospital administrators have come up with an answer: they rely on Cisco to connect with the world’s best physicians.

During the last several years this renowned hospital has upgraded its wired and wireless networks with Cisco’s solutions. The IT department has depended on Cisco products such as: Cisco Aironet 802.11n access points, Cisco Nexus and Catalyst switches and Cisco wireless controllers to power their network. The hospital’s physicians are among the best in the business but if a second opinion is required, help is only a video conference away.

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