Healthcare

June 9, 2014

HEALTHCARE

The Power of the Consumer has never been Greater, Especially in Healthcare

Acute care in a hospital setting is no longer the norm.  The continuum of care focus has shifted to seamless, integrated care plans designed around the patient and their needs instead of the setting.  Sg2* recently caught up with Barbara Casey, Senior Director of Health Care Business Transformation at Cisco, to discuss trends in healthcare […]

May 19, 2014

HEALTHCARE

10 Trends why TeleHealth adoption will take off

Some claim the early television experiments in 1955 as the origin of TeleHealth, which means TeleHealth is more than half a century old. The adoption of TeleHealth has had multiple challenges including, but not limited to reimbursements, affordability and experience gaps. However, of late, the stars are aligning for TeleHealth adoption to take off. According […]

May 13, 2014

HEALTHCARE

See Cisco Care-at-a-Distance Solutions at ATA 2014

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Annual Meeting and Tradeshow is fast approaching.  If you are planning to attend ATA 2014 from May 17-20 in Baltimore, be sure to visit the Cisco booth to see products and solutions that connect patients and care teams so they can easily engage anytime from anywhere. Cisco will have a […]

May 4, 2014

HEALTHCARE

6 Healthcare IT Transitions: The Hackers delight

From FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to FBI (Federal bureau of Investigations), they see a core issue bubbling up: The vulnerability of Healthcare systems to cyber-attacks. Both agencies have issued an advisory in this regard in the last 1 year. FDA Advisory was focused on medical devices and hospital networks, while the FBI’s communication is […]

April 27, 2014

HEALTHCARE

At the Security Cross Roads of Health Care Reforms and IoE – 6 Health Care IT Transitions

The saying ‘Tell me how you will measure me and I will tell you how I will behave’ could have been the perfect tag line for the US Health Care Reforms. When we look at how Health Care Information technology is getting used to enable reforms, we see that most of the technologies existed prior […]

April 20, 2014

HEALTHCARE

A Consumer View of Healthcare Reforms and IoE driven Healthcare IT Innovations

In the past, they were called ‘Patients’, today their mindset and their behavior patterns have changed; they are called ‘Consumers’ of healthcare. They just don’t look at healthcare to consume the services when they are sick, but see it as a means to help them maintain their wellness and remain healthy. They want to be […]

April 13, 2014

HEALTHCARE

Pandemic Preparedness: Leveraging Cloud based Solutions

In the last two parts of this series, we looked at Part 1: Why we need to consider virtual care as part of our strategy for pandemic preparedness Part 2: How virtual care can enable the process transformations to enable business continuity while mitigating the risk of exposure to staff and patients. In this part, […]

March 30, 2014

HEALTHCARE

Pandemic Preparedness: Leveraging Cloud based Virtual Care to navigate around the path of the virus

We continue our journey from where we left on part 1 of this series on leveraging Cloud based virtual care in our strategy for pandemic preparedness. As the news of the pandemic outbreaks occurs, and as patients start seeing flu like symptoms, it’s natural for patients to show up in hospitals and urgent care centers. […]

March 23, 2014

HEALTHCARE

Pandemic Preparedness: Is Cloud based Virtual Care in your strategy?

I was thinking the seasonal flu for the year was almost over, and then last week, I get flu. While looking at the CDS fluview, it continues to report a downward trend in its week 11 reports. Most of the states have almost had turned green, expect for Texas, and I just happened to be […]