Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsSun, 18 Nov 2018 10:41:48 -0800HIMSS Analytics Debuts Infrastructure Benchmarkshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9736HIMSS Analytics introduced a maturity model to measure the technical infrastructure used within a health system, dubbed the "infrastructure adoption model," or INFRAM. Cisco has signed on to the program as an early certified consultant. Becker's Hospital Review has more details. 2018-10-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9736/ How Healthcare providers Can Take Advantage of IoThttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9430Beyond connecting medical devices to a network, a robust and secure infrastructure can usher in IoT initiatives for healthcare. Giving insight into the complexity of this type of environment, Healthcare Expert Troy Yoder says, "A hospital’s a very dense environment, with floors stacked on top of floors, and it’s a difficult wireless environment to get right." Staples Business Resource Center has more details.2018-08-09http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9430/ The Data Breach is Coming From Inside the Hospitalhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9086A recent analysis found that healthcare is the only industry in which insider threats (58%) posed the greatest risk to sensitive data. To really make a dent in the problem, technology — and more specifically, automation — is the way to go. Healthcare Expert Amy Young explains how it all starts with the network.2018-07-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9086/ Halton Healthcare Boosts Patient Satisfaction with a Communications Upgradehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9087During a hospital relocation, the three-hospital health system rolled out 700 Cisco IP mobile phones to nursing staff on a converged infrastructure, and patient satisfaction skyrocketed. HealthTech Magazine details the success Halton Healthcare relocating several of its hospital facilities into tech-forward “smart” hospitals. 2018-07-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9087/ The Next-Generation Network Will Work Like the Nervous Systemhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9082Cisco Healthcare Director Barbara Casey talks next-generation network for healthcare with Healthcare IT News. She is quoted saying, "The old network was like the circulatory system, pumping blood to and away from the heart using a series of pipes. The next-generation network will work more like the nervous system, taking in sensory information, learning from it and changing its behavior based on its sensory environment." More insight from Casey and other healthcare experts shared with Healthcare IT News. 2018-07-11http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9082/ How the University of Virginia Delivered Telehealth to Ebola-stricken Africahttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9018Brian Gunnell, transformative technology strategist at University of Virginia Medical Center for Telehealth, reflects on how Cisco's Webex and Jabber collaboration tech can improve patient care and response in a variety of ways from Ebola in Africa to last year's Charlottesville protests. 2018-06-15http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9018/ Cisco Expert - What Millennials Want in Healthcare Providershttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8869Cisco Healthcare Expert Amy Young weighs in on what millennials want in healthcare providers. Amy Young is quoted saying, "With the proliferation of mobile devices and digital communication tools, patients—the customers of the insurance world—are expecting faster and more convenient services." More insight from Amy and stats from a recent survey from PNC Healthcare are published in Managed Healthcare Executive.2018-04-19http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8869/ Cisco's Amy Young Discusses Medical Device Security Vulnerabilitieshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8868Cisco Healthcare Expert Amy Young outlines the top security threats to medical devices and what can be done to stay ahead of these threats. As the IoMT device landscape heats up and hospitals delve more into remote care, healthcare systems need to protect each and every endpoint device from potential cybersecurity risks. Read the full article at HealthTech. 2018-04-19http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8868/ Bringing the HIMSS18 Exhibit Floor to the Hospitalhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8814HIMSS18 may be over, but improving the patient experience, streamlining clinical workflows, and strengthening patient data security are still top of mind for healthcare professionals. Cisco Healthcare Expert Sarah Struble discusses what technology was highlighted at the show, what Cisco showcased and key takeaways for healthcare professionals.2018-04-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8814/ HIMSS18 – Goodbye Vegas, hello more advanced healthcarehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8761HIMSS18 is now in our rear-view mirrors and, as usual, it was a whirlwind of a week. Cisco Director of Healthcare Barbara Casey shares insight from the show, what Cisco was up to and the collection of healthcare solutions Cisco had at the booth. More details can be found on the Cisco Healthcare Blog.2018-03-13http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8761/ A Better Healthcare Network for Streamlined Workflows http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8747Technology should help bring clinicians closer together. With fast access to specialists, time saved finding equipment, and real-time updates to health records, doctors and nurses can spend more time delivering the best care. In order to take advantage of the promise of IoT and connected healthcare, a hospital needs a strong infrastructure. Cisco's Healthcare Director Barbara Casey shares the third of four analyst papers centered around the clinical experience. Check out the Cisco Healthcare Blog for the full report.2018-03-08http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8747/ Patients Are Setting the Agenda for Healthcarehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8748In a world where patients are center stage as consumers, differentiation through improved experiences has become a key business priority for healthcare providers. But to deliver these solutions to patients, their families, and caregivers, it’s critical that the right network infrastructure is in place. Healthcare Expert Sarah Struble shares the last in a series of analyst papers, this one on progressing the patient experience in IoT and connected health. Cisco's Healthcare Blog has the full report.2018-03-08http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8748/ HIMSS 18: Cisco's New Healthcare Infrastructure Maturity Modelhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8738Working with HIMSS Analytics, Cisco unveils a new maturity model at HIMSS 18 to help healthcare organizations dig into their data. The tool will identify where to invest scarce resources to best improve infrastructure. HealthTech gets a mini demo from Cisco Healthcare Director Barbara Casey.2018-03-07http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8738/ A Network Foundation at the Heart of Healthcarehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8739Cisco Healthcare Director Barbara Casey outlines the IoT landscape for healthcare and how crucial the right network foundation is in order to make IoT work successfully. More information about IoT challenges and possible network solutions can be found in the first of four analyst papers. Check out Cisco's healthcare blog to download the report. 2018-03-07http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8739/ Cybersecurity - the Flipside of Digitization for Healthcarehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8740A secure and carefully monitored network is critical to a secure, connected healthcare infrastructure. Cisco Healthcare Expert Sarah Struble shares the second of four analyst papers - this one exploring network security solutions in more depth. Check out the full report on the Cisco Healthcare Blog. 2018-03-07http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8740/ From the HIMSS18 Floor: Cisco Unveils Groundbreaking Collaboration with HIMSS Analyticshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8728At HIMSS18, Cisco Healthcare Director Barbara Casey announced that Cisco is collaborating with HIMSS Analytics to create the HIMSS Analytics Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM). INFRAM is the first ever infrastructure maturity model offered through HIMSS Analytics. Stop by the HIMSS Analytics booth #1338 on Thursday, March 8, at 10 a.m. PST for a full presentation on Cisco’s collaboration with HIMSS Analytics.2018-03-05http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8728/ Telemedicine Saves Time, Money … and Liveshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8721When an urban crisis threatens a city, emergency responders are quick to react. The question is, what if they are not quick enough? The result could be slower time to patient treatment, an unprepared and chaotic hospital, and most importantly the loss of patient lives. During a local incident of mass violence in Virginia, the University of Virginia (UVA) Telehealth team was able to use video collaboration to communicate between emergency responders with injured patients at the front line and physicians in the command center at the hospital.2018-03-01http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8721/ 3 Success Stories: Equipping the Modern Healthcare Workforcehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8719Cisco Healthcare Expert Amy Young dives into three digital workflow success stories. These stories highlight how healthcare organizations can embrace the digital revolution to improve operations, retain clinicians and satisfy patients. More details can be found on Cisco's Healthcare Blog. 2018-02-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8719/ Secure healthcare demands a holistic approachhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8713Cisco's Global Healthcare and Life Sciences Director Barbara Casey discusses the dramatic change healthcare is undergoing and the increasing cybersecurity risks associated with that change. Distributed care, connected devices, these and other developments require a more holistic security approach to IT. The full article is published by Healthcare Management Technology. 2018-02-27http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8713/ What Are You Hoping To Get Out Of HIMSS18?http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8715Cisco's national director for healthcare in Canada and former clinician, Shanti Gidwani, discusses what she's looking forward to at HIMSS18 next week in this in-depth video. She gives her clinician's perspective around the evolution of virtual care, why security is more important than ever and what she hopes HIMSS attendees will get from the show. Check out her video at "Read Full Article." 2018-02-27http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8715/ Using Technology to Empower Senior Patientshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8452Cisco Healthcare Director Barbara Casey is quoted by CDW Magazine about how digital tools can help senior patients live longer and more independent lives. The full article is included in CDW's December Tech Solutions issue. 2017-12-21http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8452/ The 5 Most Read Healthcare Blogs of 2017http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8453Cisco Manager Amy Young lists the top five Cisco Healthcare blog posts that made the biggest impact on our audience. From cyber security to digital transformation, 2017 was filled with hot technology topics. Read the full list on Cisco's Healthcare blog.2017-12-21http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8453/ Cisco Telemedicine Helps NYC Jails with Prisoner Carehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8428NYC Health + Hospitals is using Cisco telemedicine technology to coordinate virtual visits for the jail system’s 55,000 annual residents. Health systems and correctional facilities across the country are forging telemedicine partnerships at a record pace, making prisons and jails among the more popular non-healthcare locations for new telehealth services. Cisco Healthcare Director Barbara Casey and NYC's Dr. Zach Rosner detail this story to mHealthIntelligence.com. 2017-12-15http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8428/ Healthcare eGuide: Remote & Virtual Carehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8373Cisco Healthcare Manager Amy Young shares an interactive eGuide: Your Technology Roadmap for Distributed Care, produced by Cisco and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). It includes tips and best practices from healthcare technology leaders to support modern models of care. Click on "Read Full Article" to download the eGuide for more information.2017-12-01http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8373/ Why Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone's Businesshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8187Cisco's Healthcare Expert Amy Young describes the changing landscape of phishing attacks and how these "social engineering" attacks are common in healthcare organizations. How can healthcare organizations avoid social engineering? Click the "read full article" button to read the full article on Cisco's Healthcare blog.2017-10-25http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8187/ Health IT Innovations Come to Life at Virtual Eventhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8188Cisco Healthcare Expert Amy Young describes the key takeaways from Health IT leaders at Cisco's virtual event "Digital Health Across the Continuum of Care." From virtual care to real-time location services, to mobile technology, these experts painted a new landscape of healthcare perceptions for the coming years. Click on the "Read Full Article" button to watch a recording of the experts at the virtual event. 2017-10-25http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8188/ Changing the Game for Breast Cancer Diagnosishttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8189Cisco healthcare expert Lyanne Paustenbach discusses how Cisco partner vRad worked with the Medical Hospital Center of Odessa, Texas, to make life-saving diagnosis services available to remote patients like never before. Click "Read Full Article" for more details about the game-changing solution. 2017-10-25http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8189/ Collaborate for Better Carehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8037Collaboration 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. 2017-09-18http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8037/ Risk of Hacking Leads to Unprecedented Pacemaker Recallhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8038For the first time, a medical device has been recalled in the US for its vulnerability to hacking, with thousands of Australians also believed to be implanted with at-risk pacemakers. About 465,000 devices are affected by the Food and Drug Administration’s unprecedented recall, which follows its investigation in February into the cybersecurity risk to cardiac implants enabled for remote monitoring.2017-09-18http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8038/ Understanding Medical Device Securityhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8023The 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 is that the medical device subject to the recall, a cardiac rhythm management product, or “pacemaker” to the rest of us, is probably not an anomaly. Many other medical devices more than likely also lack adequate security. 2017-09-08http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8023/