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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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Building Scalable, Sustainable, Smart+Connected Communities with Fog Computing

This week, Cisco is showcasing innovations across our Smart+Connected Communities portfolio at the Smart City World Expo Congress in Barcelona.

We’ve entered the digital age and smart cities worldwide are embracing technologies to streamline their operations and meet the growing expectations of their citizens. Today, citizens in the most vibrant cities are already seeing many initiatives designed to make urban services smarter, whether for transportation, parking, lighting, traffic and waste management, safety or law enforcement.

Urban services powered by the Internet will certainly enhance citizen quality of life, but developing this new generation of services requires integrating together many disparate technologies and billions of “things,” or devices. Today, it’s estimated that some 15 billion devices are connected, and this number is set to explode to 50 billion by 2020, particularly in and around urban centers. This complex assemblage will generate and transmit unimaginable amounts of data from all kinds of sensors, mobile devices and smart “things” to and through the Internet.

As the network of connected things grows, an increasingly significant volume of the data will be produced at its edge, where the data will also need to be processed, analyzed, and secured. As a result, new computer processing technologies must also be placed at the network edge to manage this new deluge in a distributed way across a citywide network to intelligently connect and inform people, processes, data and things. These technologies must deliver computing power at an unprecedented scale and help cities ensure economic, social and environmental sustainability.

What does that mean in practical terms?

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Electric Experience at the Barclays Center

The Brooklyn Nets have kicked off the 2015-2016 season at the Barclays Center, but for the first time ever the venue will also host a full slate of NHL games, as the New York Islanders have made the arena their permanent home this season. But whether fans are there to see slam-dunks or power-play action, they will undoubtedly benefit from the relentless focus of the Barclays Center to deliver one of the most technologically advanced fan experiences in all of sports.

Barclays Center employs cutting-edge technology solutions to remain on the forefront of delivering the digital fan experience fans that have come to expect. A leader in stadium connectivity and digitization since it opened in 2012, Barclays Center utilizes Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi and Cisco StadiumVision to revolutionize the way fans consume live sports, contributing to their mission to keep visitors better informed, engaged and connected than ever before.

Through the use of the Barclays Center mobile app, fans enjoy a customized experience with choices and information on what to watch, ways to interact and more. From the ability to order concession items directly from their seats, to streaming live video, watching replays, and even sending photos and messages to the stadium video boards, the arena’s app is all about making the fan experience more seamless and interactive.

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Celebrating Cisco’s Four Marketing Excellence Awards!

If you’ve ever gone hiking through the woods, you know the importance of a trail marker. You can have a great map and plenty of wilderness experience, but sometimes the wild gets the better of you. All of the trees start to look the same. It’s disorienting. You can be on the right path all along, but you’ll start to lose confidence and move more slowly if you aren’t sure you’ve taken the right fork in the trail. Only when you see that familiar symbol carved into a tree, or splash of paint on a rock, do you know with certainty that you are on the right track.

Today, I want to celebrate a key point along Cisco’s journey to lead companies down the path of digital transformation. Our Cisco marketing teams have won four ITSMA Marketing Excellence Awards – the most ever awarded to one company in a single year! The teams and the awards they won are as follows:

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Category: Driving Business with Thought Leadership

Winner: Cisco Thought Leadership Team

Our Thought Leadership Team has worked closely with Cisco Consulting Services over the past several years to codify a unified thought leadership agenda for the entire company. Their innovative research identified digital transformation in the Internet of Everything (IoE) as a major market transition and quantified the $19 trillion value at stake. Behind the strength of this analysis, Cisco made digital transformation in the IoE our top priority and company storyline. In recent months, this team has begun to translate their analysis into industry-specific roadmaps detailing how to capture the value from digital transformation.

As we have extended our thought leadership into specific industries, we have also worked to collect real customer stories of digital transformation in action as proof that the digital shift is a tangible reality. This integration of thought leadership across our consulting, sales, and marketing teams has helped to differentiate Cisco as a driver of business outcomes, given Cisco brand permission to enter new markets, and helped our customers take action to begin their digital transformations.

Congratulations to Kathy O’Connell, her entire team, and the many teammates in Cisco Consulting and all across Cisco who contribute to this work! Read More »

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Digital Adoption Lifecycle: Don’t Be a Laggard

I can remember it vividly: The year was 1995, and I was working at a start up in Silicon Valley. What was the Internet like back then? It was certainly not ubiquitous, as it is today. At that point, the Internet was still fledgling—although it was exploding—and ecommerce was starting to take off. There was no YouTube, no Google, and no Facebook.

In 1995, the domain was registered, and launched, and eBay was founded. We were quickly realizing the Internet could provide us with opportunities and experiences that were unimaginable only a few years prior. There were some early-adopter companies, with websites up and running and open for business. And there were many enterprises taking things slower. Was this Internet thing just a fad? What can we do with it? Will people actually buy goods and services online, and use their credit cards over a computer? Is this safe? Secure? Is this for everyone, or just the Silicon Valley tech crowd?

Fast forward to today, when we cannot imagine a world without connectivity and information, online commerce, streaming music and video—all at our fingertips, available in milliseconds. Many of the companies that hesitated back in the 1990s are not around today. And since we know that history often repeats itself, we again find ourselves at another massive disruptive crossroads.

There are already 15 billion connected things. That number could rise to 75 billion—some say 200 billion—by 2019, and there will be three times the Internet traffic by that date. By 2020, it is predicted that there will be 5 terabytes of data generated per person. The predictions back in the 1990s seemed lofty at the time, but they’ve been overshot massively!

What does this mean for the world we live in? How do companies prepare for this digital revolution? The answer is Read More »

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