A doctor in California diagnosing a patient in Africa. An Ohio woman on vacation accessing her medical records from an emergency room in London. A patient’s vital signs being monitored remotely from a hospital on the other side of town. These are all scenarios that just years ago seemed impossible… but could be made possible by Cisco.
In life, I’m consistently amazed by the astonishing change and progress that can occur in the short span of just one year. In technology, it moves even more quickly. Walking into the 2013 HIMSS conference in New Orleans, it was obvious to me that pace of change in healthcare is accelerating dramatically. The sheer size of the event and the number of companies that attended this year’s conference, each demonstrating innovative products, technologies, or methodologies to connect healthcare providers and patients was astonishing. Read More »
Tags: healthcare, healthpresence, himss, Internet of Everything, internet of things, IoE, IoT
Now that HIMSS13 is behind us, we want to say thank you to everyone who attended the Sixth Annual Connected Health Summit and to all of our customers and partners who visited our booth in the exhibit hall.
Cisco Community for Connected Health Summit
Watch the video replays as experts from North Shore LIJ Health System, Lake Nona, Cisco and Intel discuss their views on how innovation is transforming the world and healthcare.
Cisco Healthcare Solution Demos
The Cisco booth at HIMSS13 featured healthcare solutions designed to enhance mobility, facilitate collaboration, and enable telehealth.
Cisco Booth at HIMSS13
We invite you to learn more about these solutions:
- Bring your own device (BYOD) products
- Telehealth and care-at-a-distance solutions, including VX Clinical Assistant, Tactical VX, and HealthPresence
- Cisco UCS with Intel® Xeon® Processors
- Cisco WebEx
- Wayfinding kiosk
- Patient video surveillance products
Register for upcoming workshops, watch webcast replays, view helpful materials, and learn more about special offers to help your organization transform how care is delivered.
- Complimentary Visual Collaboration Workshop for qualifying US customers
- Promotional pricing on Wireless LAN Assessment for qualifying US customers
- Significant discounts through April 22, 2013 on Cisco services for healthcare
- Upcoming Webcasts
- Funding for Healthcare Preparedness Initiative
- Funding Public Health and Prevention Efforts
- Webcast Replays
- Telemedicine Innovations at Providence Health
- HCA Delivers Training and Outreach Programs with Cisco WebEx
See you at HIMSS14!
Tags: connected health, himss, HIMSS13
This year at the annual HIMSS conference I had the pleasure of helping to coordinate the Context Aware Healthcare demo located in the Cisco booth. The Context Aware solution brings together location services (RTLS) tracking for equipment and people as well as environmental monitoring, WIPS for security, and our brand new functionality of Connected Mobile Experiences with our partner Meridian.
In our solution materials we noted that the Connected Mobile Experiences provides “an unprecedented way to engage with patients on their smart phones or tablets” but this was my first opportunity to really show many customers the power of indoor GPS and location based notifications and the response was fantastic. Every customer that saw the demo was impressed and in the demos that I was in I would estimate that over 50% wanted their AMs to get them more information on the solution. I also had one customer and also an integration partner come to our booth solely to see this solution.
Cisco also held an internal sales summit prior to the show starting and the feedback that we received after that from our AMs and SEs was the Context Aware Healthcare solution was one of the top 2-3 sessions that was held. It’s clear that the excitement for context-aware, location-based services is building and customers can see the vision of having an solid Cisco wireless network foundation providing not only traditional data and voice services, but also powering vertical solutions such as Context Aware Healthcare.
For more on Connected Mobile Experiences, visit the solution page.
Tags: context, context-aware, healthcare, himss, mobility, network, networking, wi-fi, wifi, wireless
I’m not a doctor…but I am a patient.
I’m also a keen observer of the world around me—especially when it involves my health.
For many healthcare professionals, I believe the recent challenges surrounding the industry have taken some of the enjoyment out of their work. Issues such as new and changing regulations, increased lawsuits, escalating costs, and barely manageable patient loads, among others, have all taken their toll on the doctors, nurses, and administrators who, I believe, entered the healthcare field to have a fulfilling, lifelong career serving people and helping them live better lives.
This situation presents a real issue for literally everyone fortunate enough to have access to modern healthcare. Population growth and aging populations in many countries around the world mean we need more healthcare professionals, not fewer. Happier, more productive doctors and nurses mean better care for their patients. And, people who dedicate years of their lives to practice medicine should have a satisfying work experience.
In the United States, demand for physicians will outpace supply by 130,000 by 2025 (Source: AAMC Center for Workforce Studies, 2011)
For healthcare professionals (and the rest of us), I have great news—we are at the cusp of a renaissance in healthcare. Technology—including the Internet of Everything (IoE), robotics, 3-D printing, wearable technology, cloud, mobility, and many others—promises to usher in this new era in healthcare. In short, the best is yet to come.
To make my point, here are a couple of examples that I believe will transform healthcare over the next 10 years. (For those of you attending the HIMSS13 conference March 3-7, I will be presenting several more examples in my keynote speech.) Read More »
Tags: 3-D printing, Argus II, Cisco, Cloud Computing, Eulerian video magnification, health care, healthcare, himss, IBM, IBSG, Internet of Everything, IoE, medical renaissance, mobility, Patient Care, robotics, technology, transformation, Watson
We are excited to be participating in the HIMSS13 Annual Conference & Exhibition from March 4-6 in New Orleans. If you are going to HIMSS13, make plans now to visit the Cisco booth #2329 to see solutions to streamline clinical workflows, facilitate BYOD, enable care-at-a-distance, and improve the patient experience.
See the Cisco Way-Finding Solution at HIMSS13
Some of the featured demos include:
- Cisco HealthPresence 2.5
- VX Clinical Assistant
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
- Virtual Patient Observation
- Way-Finding Kiosks
- WebEx Solutions
Start your visit to the Cisco booth by attending the Connected Health Overview in the in-booth theatre. You’ll learn about innovations at Palomar Health in San Diego and be introduced to the rich set of healthcare solutions featured in the booth. Grab a keypad to participate in the interactive presentation, and you’ll have a chance to win a $25 American Express gift card! One winner per session.
Visit Cisco at HIMSS13 to learn more about what’s happening in the Cisco booth, the Cisco Connected Health Summit on March 4, and the other exciting activities we have planned for you at HIMSS13.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in New Orleans!
Tags: himss, HIMSS13