Healthcare

October 10, 2017

HEALTHCARE

Health IT innovations come to life at virtual event

After a while, all of the hopeful press on futuristic health technology can start to feel like, well, hype. Breathless headlines touting telemedicine, artificial intelligence, and related technologies sound cool—but somewhat disconnected from reality. Last week, these perceptions were shattered during our virtual event, “Digital Health Across the Continuum of Care.” On Tuesday, October 3rd, […]

October 3, 2017

HEALTHCARE

Real-time diagnosis: Changing the game for breast cancer

Your mom, your sister, your friend…maybe even you—breast cancer touches all of our lives. In the U.S. alone, approximately 1 in 8 women will develop the disease during their lifetime.[1] Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, and the second-leading cause of death.[2] When it comes to breast cancer, early diagnosis is […]

September 19, 2017

HEALTHCARE

The Cisco Approach to Telehealth

Over the past few years, telehealth has become increasingly common across the continuum of care. Neurology, behavioral health, cardiology, dermatology, post-procedure follow-up, acute care, home care, evaluation and management, and patient outreach – many are adopting remote and virtual care strategies. But not all telehealth solutions are created equal, nor are all organizations defining a […]

September 14, 2017

HEALTHCARE

Collaborate for better care

Collaboration is changing the face of healthcare, enabling agile strategies like telemedicine, remote monitoring, care-team communication, and specialist engagement. When clinicians and patients can collaborate—seamlessly and securely—they can break through traditional barriers to care and innovation. Cisco collaboration solutions foster a streamlined, adaptable healthcare environment, empowering care teams, researchers, and patients to work together safely—on […]

September 8, 2017

HEALTHCARE

Understanding Medical Device Security

­­The FDA recall of a medical device last week has caused a bit of a media storm as the general public scrambles to find out more. The fact that a medical device meant to help sustain life is insecure and could be hacked to kill a patient is alarming to all of us. More worrying […]

August 30, 2017

HEALTHCARE

FDA announces first-ever recall of a medical device due to cyber risk

This week, the FDA took the unprecedented step of recalling a medical device – a pacemaker – because it was found to be vulnerable to cyber threats. The recall arose from an investigation by the FDA in February that highlighted a number of areas of non-compliance. While there are no known reports of patient harm related […]

August 17, 2017

HEALTHCARE

2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report: Top takeaways for healthcare defenders

Imagine your worst nightmare: Your healthcare facility is hit with a ransomware attack (like WannaCry or Nyetya), forcing patient care to come to a grinding halt. Now imagine that you’re unable to recover from this attack, because it also took down every system in your organization, including the ones you thought were your safety nets. […]

August 9, 2017

HEALTHCARE

The future of healthcare—it’s in your hands

Imagine your hospital or clinic. Clinicians seamlessly engage with patients and care teams on mobile devices in a highly secure environment, expanding their reach within the facility and around the world. Wi-Fi and sensors securely connect the hospital to a cohesive data infrastructure that dramatically improves operational efficiency and workflows. That is the bright future […]