Celebrate HIPAA compliance like it’s 1999
Take a trip with me, if you will, back to the turn of the 21st century – when “digital transformation” was but a gleam in our eyes. Back then, we barely had email at work. The internet was still kind of a novelty. And social media had yet to be invented. (How did we survive?) […]
Healthcare Organizations: What You Need to Know About the NHS Cyberattack
Today’s news of the cyberattack affecting healthcare organizations—including the National Health Service (NHS)—in the UK, is sobering. Sources are reporting that the ransomware attack has “crippled the health system’s ability to treat patients.” Thousands of non-emergency appointments have been canceled, and ambulances have been diverted to other facilities, leading the NHS to declare the attack […]
Healthcare behind bars: Can technology improve outcomes for inmates?
Making a trip to the doctor’s office isn’t a whole lot of fun for anyone. But if you happen to be in jail, well, it’s downright grueling. You can probably picture it based on what you’ve seen on TV and in the movies: the searches, the restraints, the uncomfortable bus ride–all part of the reason […]
Extending Care Series: An Integrated Solution
Welcome to the third and final blog of the Extending Care series. In past posts, we’ve shared key determinants in telehealth adoption, as well as the world of opportunity with EHR-integrated video. Now, we’re excited to release our new remote care solution – Cisco Extended Care. Cisco Extended Care is more than just telehealth. This […]
Extending Care Series: Healthcare Without Boundaries
Welcome to the second installment of the Extending Care blog series, a discussion of what’s possible in telehealth. When care isn’t constrained by physical boundaries, a world of opportunities opens up. Healthcare providers are now turning to video communications to help close gaps in patient care and management. Both patients and providers can save time […]
Extending Care Series: 3 Key Considerations for Telehealth Adoption
Over the past decade, telehealth has transformed from a fledgling tool into a comprehensive solution that enables healthcare systems to connect to their patients without limitations of geography or time. The majority of healthcare organizations have launched or are actively exploring how telehealth technology can solve ubiquitous pain points including physician shortages, unequitable access to […]
Digital Transformation for Life Sciences
Simply defined, “digital transformation” means using digital technology and business models to affect change to operations, revenue models, and even the core culture of your organization. It is not a new concept; it’s an ongoing need as organizations work to keep pace with technology, competitors, and stakeholder expectations, from clinicians to customers. For life sciences […]
Digital Transformation for Healthcare Providers
There continues to be a lot of buzz around digital transformation, but what exactly does it mean in the context of healthcare, and what benefits does it bring to healthcare providers? Starting with the basics, we know that “digital transformation” simply means organizational change via digital technology and business models. These changes can include the […]
Population Health is Alive! (Despite Policy Uncertainty)
Healthcare law in the U.S. is anything but settled. The first effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed, but what’s coming next?
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