There they shared some of the amazing ways teleconferencing his changing the face of medicine - both for those who work on tech and medicine and for those of us who are simply patients. We are sharing some of the exciting news here to give you a taste of what's happening.
Healthcare Industry in Transition
"2012 is a “Pivotal Year” for Healthcare Transformation," says Shehata in ATA Preview. This is the year Cisco healthcare technology moves from creating simple collaboration environments to true innovation workspaces that generate value, particularly for accountable care organizations (ACOs) focused on quality and efficiency, said Cisco’s Ash Shehata in an online briefing to industry thought leaders.
Shehata, Cisco’s Senior Executive Director, Healthcare Business Transformation for the US, Canada, and Latin America, addressed invited bloggers and web journalists in advance of the American Telemedicine Association conference April 29 in San Jose. Read More »
HCA Declares Cisco WebEx a “Home Run” for Training and Outreach
The Director of IT solutions at Hospital Corporation of America, the world’s largest private health care facility operator with 199,000 employees, has reported high satisfaction with HCA’s recent implementation of Cisco WebEx, saying it “has exceeded even our expectations.” Andrew Kerr, who oversees IT resources for what he called a “very large dispersed workforce” staffing 163 hospitals in 20 states, described his positive WebEx experience in an April 24 Cisco webcast presenting WebEx advantages in healthcare environments. Read More »
Cisco Addresses Unique Needs of Nurses
“What I often feel today is, nurses nurse technology rather than nurse their patients.” So says Cisco Chief Nursing Officer Curtis Dikes, a registered nurse in his own right, whose job at Cisco is to change that. At the American Telemedicine Association’s 2012 meeting in San Jose, Dikes was kept fully engaged by attendees newly curious about Cisco technology and the customer-oriented thinking behind it.
“It’s not about the technology,” said Dikes during a break. “Technology is a conduit – part of the equation that enables a better care process.” Do nurses have unique workflow requirements that warrant special attention? Yes, said Dikes, past president of the American Nursing Informatics Association. “Nursing has its specifics just like medicine.” Read More »
Telemedicine at the Center of Healthcare Transformation
Galloping technological change, encouraging economics, new partnerships, and rising consumer acceptance together poise telemedicine for widespread global adoption, according to Cisco and other experts at the 17th American Telemedicine Association meeting this week in San Jose.“These next couple of years, I think, are critical,” said Dr. Danny Sands, Cisco Director of Medical Informatics.
“I think this is the time. This is our time.” Read More »