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Real-Life Collaboration in Healthcare

Healthcare has been top of mind in the press and in public conversations lately. The larger impact of technology on healthcare savings and productivity has often been debated by many in media circles. But at times it is not as easy to visualize how technology would play out on a day-to-day basis and how it would help increase productivity for healthcare professionals or improve the quality of care for patients.

To help make the benefits of technology in healthcare more tangible, we worked with healthcare professionals to produce a five-minute video showing a “Day in the Life” of a healthcare professional.  The demonstration describes a fictitious case through the eyes of a nurse practitioner where a young patient proceeds from diagnosis to treatment to follow-up visits.  It illustrates how technology facilitates the patient and practitioner experience every step of the way by showing  how a healthcare professional can deliver savings while still improving patient care with collaboration.

Increased productivity and improved patient care are the two core themes of the video. It establishes the productivity proposition by highlighting how technology reduces the time it takes to find resources, make decisions, and communicate effectively within healthcare teams. It also highlights how technology can enable increased patient satisfaction through improved communication, increased responsiveness, and timely follow-through.

Kindly take a moment to view this demo and share your thoughts with us. We would love to hear your views on whether you think technology can truly make a difference in the delivery of high-quality and cost-effective patient care.

by Nader Nanjiani, product marketing manager, Cisco Unified Communications and Collaboration

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  1. fascinating. i personally think that technology is under used in most fields these days. in particular in the Uk where the NHS takes years and years to deliver expensive projects which are already out of date when they are finished. the key is to focus on small lightweight projects that can be delivered quickly and bring small incremental benefits

  2. Good idea using video for spreading how technology can improve health services.