Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Innovations in Healthcare IT

Steve Wike and I attended a Cisco Executive Briefing in San Jose titled Innvovations in Healhcare IT. The attendees at the briefing also include Lee and Sean from other Sutter Affiliates and a busload of Kaiser employees. The agenda included an update of Cisco’s vision for Connected Health, Healthcare Innovation Imperative at Alameda County Medical Center and Healthcare Innovation at Poudre Valley Health System.

Technologies demonstrated included using IP video to provide interpretation services in multiple languages; enabling clinicians with mobility services; employing IP-based voice and video for collaborative healthcare; and implementing Medical Grade Networks to support state-of-the-art new medical centers.

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