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Category: #HealthcareNow

  • The Rise of Sustainable Healthcare

    In a recent blog, we discussed how healthcare providers are designing and building new smart hospitals using technology as the fourth utility to securely connect clinical, operational, and business systems, applications, devices, users, and data. Once connected, these systems can be programmed to work together to deliver improved workflows and multiple organizational goals, including business […]

  • The Emergence of Smart Hospitals

    Imagine the last time you or a loved one received care. What did the experience look like? Was it a seamless and positive experience? Or did it feel outdated and cumbersome? A few years ago, I had the pleasure of working with a large US healthcare system on reimagining and transforming the patient and clinician […]

  • Celebrating Everyday Healthcare Heroes

    The last 18 months have challenged us all as a global society. We’ve had to reimagine and rethink the way we socialize, learn and live – and at times, we’ve all felt the burden of the pandemic.   But perhaps the most significant burden of the pandemic is the one placed on our healthcare providers and frontline workers.   These […]

  • Building bridges to the future of care

    It’s almost unimaginable that a year and a half ago, a global pandemic unlike anything we’ve ever seen, upturned our world. Overnight, we were forced to reimagine learning, reimagine work, and reimagine care. Now, eighteen months later, healthcare is at another critical inflection point, as we look at the future of care and how the […]

  • Mental Health: The hidden pandemic in a world remade by COVID-19

    While we grappled physically with COVID-19, donning masks and using hand sanitizer to protect ourselves against an unseen virus, another invisible pandemic was taking hold.   Behind snarky memes and jokes about too many wine bottles on the curb, lies a grim reality: the upheaval, isolation, fear, sadness, and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic profoundly impacted mental health across the world. In the US alone, […]

  • Vaccines to Vaccinations: Towards collaboration in vaccine administration

    Co-Author: Dr. Brad Crammond, Lead – Research & Insight, RMIT-Cisco Health Transformation Lab At the beginning of 2020, as the world was only just learning of the existence of COVID-19, there existed no vaccine for anything that looked anything like a coronavirus. However close humanity had come to such a vaccine during the SARS outbreak in […]

  • National Nurses Week: In Praise of the Human Connection

    In my life, as in the lives of others, there have been those fearful, even existential moments. Heading into surgery. Rushing my sons to the ER (on more occasions than I care to count). When my parents were ill and ailing. These are the moments when nothing else in the world matters, except love and […]

  • Celebrating MinuteClinic as it Transforms the Health of People and Communities

      To say we’re witnessing a revolution in healthcare today is an understatement. Between telehealth, 5G expansions and business intelligence analytics—the pace of pandemic-led change has been rapid and will not be slowing anytime soon.   Longtime Cisco customer CVS Health was on a digital transformation path long before any of us had heard of […]

  • What’s Next? Perspectives on Healthcare in the UK

    The last year was an uphill battle for our healthcare partners, and it was an honor to support them in meeting every challenge as it came. We accomplished a lot together and I’m proud of the role Cisco and technology played in helping both patients and providers. I believe it’s important to leverage the momentum […]

  • Downloading an app for virtual care? No need. Webex Telehealth Connect for Epic.

    “Cisco in Healthcare? Don’t you just sell switches and routers?” When I talk to clinicians, this is often a question they ask. And we welcome the conversation because it means we can stop talking bits, bytes, speeds and feeds and really dive into how technology is transforming patient care. We can talk about how Webex, […]

  • Preparing for a New Age without Information Blocking

    Digital technologies have become prevalent in healthcare after the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009. Though we have seen adoption and meaningful use of technology in at least 96% of the hospitals in the United States, electronic access to health information is stymied. What is Information […]

  • Vaccine Administration in APJC: The Path Forward in 2021

    As the calendar turns to April 2021 we’re reflective about the past year and more importantly, looking forward with determination and hopefulness. Along with the continuation of successful public health measures such as mandatory masks and social distancing, as vaccine administration in the APJC regions grows, we find ourselves cautiously optimistic. A successful rollout – […]

  • What is Clinical Zero Trust?

    The past year, more than ever, has driven home the importance of cybersecurity in the healthcare industry. Between unprecedented adoption of telehealth capabilities to increased attacks on healthcare systems, network security is top-of-mind. Enter the new buzzword in healthcare: clinical zero trust.  Clinical Zero Trust in Healthcare Clinical zero trust is a cybersecurity philosophy that has grown to address the multi-faceted needs of healthcare. Taking the cornerstones […]

  • Healthcare Now – Perspectives from Australia and Japan

    Co-Author: Tomoyuki Wakamura, Business Development Manager Divergent responses to the pandemic and a stutter-step start to global vaccine administration have shown just how varied global health systems are; challenging notions about strengths and weaknesses – ­at home and abroad. We’re taking the pulse of healthcare in our region, using perspectives from Australia and Japan, to provide insights […]

  • Healthcare Now – What’s Next in the Americas

    With the new year underway, we are excited and encouraged by the new COVID-19 vaccines being deployed to healthcare workers and high-risk individuals in the United States and Canada. Here in the United States, each of our states are receiving their allocated commitments of vaccinations and planning is underway for broad-scale deployment of the vaccine. […]

  • Healthcare Now – What’s Next

    As we begin the new year, we are optimistic about our global fight against the coronavirus pandemic. With vaccines starting to be deployed around the world and our healthcare workers seeing critical relief on the horizon, we are hopeful for what the future has in store.  2020 was a year unlike any other. The pandemic […]

  • Strategies for Successful Security Outcomes in Healthcare

    Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  This year has brought unprecedented challenge and opportunity for healthcare organizations as they look to secure their patients, clinicians, care teams, endpoints and data. With the shift to remote work, heightened […]

  • Ensuring Safer Healthcare Wireless – Backed by Evidence

    Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  What would your life be like without wireless technology? The average household has over 9 Wi-Fi devices and that number is growing rapidly. Smart speakers. Smart lights. Security cameras. Temperature controls. […]

  • How Webex Uses Patient and Provider Insight to Improve Virtual Care Delivery

    Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  In the past few months, we’ve seen huge shifts in how people are working. This naturally extends to the healthcare industry, where care delivery continues to be a priority, even amidst […]

  • The New Care Outlook, According to Healthcare Executives

    Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  This year, the healthcare sector has been thrust into the spotlight globally. Healthcare is the front line, but also our last line of defense in this pandemic – doing incredibly important, […]

  • Achieve Business and Clinical Resiliency in Times of Change

    Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Change. It’s constantly redefining the healthcare landscape, whether triggered by technology innovations, cultural shifts, or world events.    Healthcare organizations understand this and plan for it, putting continuity and recovery plans in place to help them maintain normal operations as much as possible in times […]

  • Securing Internet-Connected Devices in the New Era of Healthcare

    The proliferation of medical and internet-connected devices in healthcare brings both clinical benefits and security risks. Just think of the volume of healthcare data being transferred and stored every day — data from IoT and connected medical devices, electronic health records (EHRs), clinical workstations, and smart hospital applications for patients, clinicians, researchers, and administrators. All […]

  • A Tipping Point for Care Virtualisation

    Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  One of the most remarkable impacts of the pandemic has been the speed with which it accelerated telehealth as a mainstream channel for clinical consultations. Issues that were once considered intractable […]

  • Managing the New Realities of Patient Care

    Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  With the uncertainty of the current environment, health organizations around the world are accelerating their adoption of technology solutions to prepare for a new era of patient care. The pandemic is accelerating change at a rapid rate, redefining healthcare as […]

  • Lessons from COVID-19 – The Need for Dynamic Health Capacity

    Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Never before in living memory have our health systems been so clearly and obviously challenged. They have been at the heart of the storm that is the present pandemic – simultaneously core […]

  • Georgia Department of Public Health: Keeping Doctors and Patients Connected

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) needed a way to continue critical healthcare services without in-person visits when the pandemic hit.  Like most healthcare organizations, they needed to pivot when stay at home […]

  • Empowering Secure Remote Work in Healthcare

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  The last six months have changed everything that we know about work – especially remote work. According to a recent study by PwC, 54% of CFOs say their organizations will […]

  • Why Healthcare Providers Need Secure Telehealth Solutions

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Even before in-person doctor’s visits paused to abide by social distancing measures, the use of video technology was starting to be used by clinicians to consult with patients virtually. Back […]

  • Cisco Webex Teams Earns HITRUST Certification

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  As virtual healthcare is adopted at a greater velocity and scale than ever before, there’s never been a more critical time to talk about how we keep our customers’ data […]

  • How Video Calling Enriches the Telehealth Experience

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Despite the growing number of advantages of telehealth, you may have some concerns about the inability to see your healthcare provider in-person. If so, you’re not alone. Earlier this year, […]

  • Mental Health Matters: Delivering Hope for Today and Tomorrow

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Let’s be honest: COVID-19 has landed a pretty hard hit on our collective mental health. We have valid reasons to be optimistic (more on that in a minute), but the […]

  • Skill up with the HIMSS 2020 Digital Conference

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  The healthcare industry is changing at a rapid pace. Healthcare providers are scaling virtual consultations and telehealth faster than ever before. Optimizing the clinical experience and empowering healthcare staff to […]

  • Thank You, Nurses

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Today is International Nurses Day, a day to celebrate nurses and the huge impact they have on the lives of their patients.  At Cisco, we recognize that nurses have one […]

  • When Virtual Care Becomes the New Normal

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  In the last few months we have witnessed an unprecedented acceleration in the adoption of telehealth. To keep providers and patients safe, hospitals are shedding their initial hesitation to adopt […]

  • Scaling Virtual Consultations

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  The healthcare landscape is quickly changing and we’re entering a new era of patient-centered care delivery – one that is not bound by location. Healthcare providers have […]