2019 was a year of intense change, and we expect nothing less of 2020! This past year we’ve seen the rise of AI technology, a move toward more widespread adoption of telehealth, exciting advancements in Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, and so much more. Just like last year, we decided to take a look back at our top 5 healthcare blogs to see what captured hearts (and clicks) in 2019.

Check out what you might have missed: 

#1 Cisco Hyperconverged Infrastructure now supports end-to-end Epic EMR

More than 250 million patients indirectly interact with Epic through their electronic medical record (EMR). So, if you live in the U.S., there’s a high probability that Epic is part of your medical experiences as the software helping physicians and clinicians to be more efficient when spending time with you.

Over the years, Cisco has developed a strong business relationship with Epic. Because of this, we understand the rigors and complexities of supporting its application suite. Now, we are extending our solution to support end-to-end Epic deployments on Cisco HyperFlex for small community hospitals and medical practices. 

Learn more about bringing hyper convergence to EMR

#2 The future of healthcare 

Today, healthcare providers continue to look to technology to personalize and improve the patient experience, empower and enable clinical care staff, accelerate operational efficiencies, and drive greater security and compliance measures to protect patients and their data. Learn about the key ways wearables and other remote monitoring devices, robotics, 5G and Wi-Fi 6, AI, and blockchain are all going to have an impact on care as we know it. 

See what the future holds for healthcare

#3 Closing communication gaps between patients and providers 

Physical office visits are not always possible (nor convenient) for patients. Driving high quality health outcomes and finding success in value-based care requires flexibility in the way physicians meet with, diagnose, and treat patients. To minimize the impact of cancellations, Luma Health integrates directly with Webex Teams to enable telehealth.

Explore what the Webex Teams integration can mean for patients and clinicians

#4 Collaboration driving breakthroughs in mental health 

One in five people have a mental health challenge. In Canada, one of the world’s most developed countries, only one in three people access the mental health services they need. That’s why Cisco has partnered with Deloitte and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to use video collaboration technology to help connect mental health patients with physicians faster and help provide treatment more effectively.

Discover how Cisco is helping improve access to mental health services

#5 Healthcare IT: When TV drama meets real-life medical device security

Connected medical devices—like pacemakers, medical infusion pumps, CT scanners, and insulin pumps—are helping many of us enjoy a better quality of life. The advances made possible with IoT and other innovations are not without risk, and cyberthreats against organizations of all types are on the rise—but healthcare is particularly vulnerable. Learn about medical device security threats.

watch a webinar on how Mercy Health is prioritizing security and driving innovation

Hello 2020!

And there you have it! The Top 5 Healthcare Blogs of 2019.

Thank you for all the reads, the stories shared, and the conversations started in 2019! We look forward to continuing to share stories from Cisco on the future of healthcare, trending topics, and customer successes in 2020.

Hungry for more? Visit the Cisco Healthcare Blog.


Barbara Casey

Senior Executive Director, Healthcare

Americas Business Transformation