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Cisco Execs Join FCC Chairman to Discuss Broadband in Healthcare:

August 7, 2009 - 2 Comments

Earlier this week Cisco’s corporate medical director, Dr. Pamela Hymel and director of Internet Business Solutions Ash Shehata joined Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital President-CEO Christopher Dawes and others for a roundtable discussion on the critical role broadband plays in healthcare solutions.Dr. Hymel and Shehata shared Cisco’s perspective that a modernized healthcare delivery model is possible and highlighted how patient care at a distance can even positively influence the doctor-patient experience. They pointed to Cisco’s HealthPresence Pilot program as a potential new healthcare delivery model for the future.Watch this brief video as as Dr. Hymel shares her thoughts on why broadband is key to better, broader healthcare and talks about the benefits provided by Cisco’s healthcare technology.

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  1. Thanks! It’s a very exciting time to be alive as remote healthcare from experts and professionals in the field connect with rural areas that may not even have a local healer or MD. I think I am living in the future.

  2. I’m always amazed at how technologically challenged the typical doctor’s or medical office is. While they are usually very good at record keeping and manual processes, they have little understanding of e.g. online security or digital archiving. They just want things to work without giving it much thought process, so we almost always have to go through an educational phase before we do any work.