From the HIMSS18 Floor: Cisco Unveils Groundbreaking Collaboration with HIMSS Analytics
Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences
Digital Business, Healthcare, Core Networks, Security, Innovation
This week at HIMSS18, the healthcare technology industry gathers to explore new ways to grow and compete amid uncertainty in 2018. According to PWC, the top risks facing healthcare businesses in 2018 are rising cost pressures, public health emergencies such as the opioid crisis, security threats, natural disasters, tax reform, and healthcare policy shifts. These risks are amplified by ongoing digital disruption at every turn, including tech-savvy consumers, increasing usage of mobile devices, and an explosion of data.
Many healthcare systems are planning strategic investments in people, processes, and notably – technology. The list of critical priorities for healthcare organizations is daunting, as they look to enhance patient experiences, secure operations, manage risk, increase clinical productivity, optimize business operations, and further data capabilities. What is clear is each of those initiatives demand the strong foundation of a modern network infrastructure – one that is constantly learning, adapting, and protecting. Now, more than ever, cutting-edge care starts with the network.
The question is: How do you know if your healthcare organization has the tools it needs to build a successful digital infrastructure roadmap? One that includes basic, enabling technologies – such as an intuitive network – that help create differentiation and even define new business models for the organization? To find the answers, a great place to start is with a digital maturity assessment.
We are very excited to announce today at HIMSS18 that Cisco is collaborating with HIMSS Analytics to create the HIMSS Analytics Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM), the first ever infrastructure maturity model offered through HIMSS Analytics.
For more than a decade, HIMSS Analytics has used its suite of maturity models to help guide healthcare organizations around the globe in technology adoption and implementation through offerings such as EMRAM (Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model) that create benchmarks and standards for healthcare IT. The INFRAM, created collaboratively with Cisco, will help senior healthcare IT leaders map the technology infrastructure capabilities required to reach their facility’s clinical and operational goals — and meet industry benchmarks and standards. With its robust infrastructure and security assessment criteria, the HIMSS Analytics INFRAM is a natural addition to HIMSS Analytics’ stable of maturity models.
“HIMSS Analytics is very excited to work with Cisco to develop a maturity model to address the digital infrastructure needs of healthcare providers. As a leading global provider of networking and IT solutions, Cisco is sharing its experience of working with more than 40 health organizations in creating this model. The collaboration with HIMSS Analytics will accelerate the model due to our experience in administering and certifying maturity models like EMRAM. This effort will bring the model to the HIMSS membership who will provide governance ensuring that the INFRAM model reflects the needs of all healthcare providers,” said Mitch Icenhower, Chief Revenue Officer for HIMSS Analytics.
The HIMSS Analytics INFRAM will help healthcare providers:
If you’re at HIMSS18 this week, 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, including how the INFRAM fits into HIMSS’ stable of maturity models for healthcare organizations.
You can also find more information at Cisco’s booth #6027.