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Cisco unveils Healthcare Digital Roadmap at HIMSS17

The new tools include connectivity, security, protection against ransomware and other technologies that the company has tuned specifically for healthcare.  
By Ephraim Schwartz
07:15 AM
Cisco healthcare roadmap HIMSS17

Cisco announced new digital technologies and initiatives designed for healthcare that it said already have a proven track record within other industries as part of its Cisco Healthcare Digital Roadmap. 

The roadmap concept behind is simple: take what is already proven to work and bring it to a wider audience. 

“The solution roadmap will support healthcare providers on their digital-transformation journey,” said Barbara Casey, Global Healthcare and Life Sciences Director at Cisco.

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The Digital Roadmap takes digital use cases from within the industry that have driven value and return on investment, which in the case of healthcare goes beyond financial ROI to the delivery of improved healthcare. The roadmap will also focus on technologies that bring innovative patient care, streamline workflows for care teams, optimize clinical and business operations, and enhance security and compliance. 

Cisco also announced an extension of its FlashStack storage solution. FlashStack brings all flash storage to the entire datacenter, enabling upgrade capacity without downtime. It deploys cloud-like capabilities to ensure constant access to data across the organization and will allow users to free up IT staff to innovate by reducing the amount of time spent on the infrastructure.

The Cisco and Pure Storage solution for healthcare introduces this new architecture for data storage to the industry that promises to deliver mission-critical workloads by deploying an extensible, continuously available Cisco-validated solution used by many other industries.

“Common tasks can be automated and customers can get up and running in minutes and stay running by taking advantage of the extensive partner network,” Casey said.  

Cisco Beacon Point, for instance, enhances the company’s location services and provides Bluetooth low-energy functionality, wireless tracking via access points and a hyperlocation module. One key capability is internal wayfinding through a mobile application.

Cisco is also tailoring its Umbrella technology for healthcare. It is designed to protect and secure data as its users outside of the virtual private network access data.  

“Cisco Umbrella provides the first line of defense against ransomware and other malware, protecting users wherever they are,” Casey said. “The number of breaches, ransomware attacks, and other cyberthreats are at an all-time high in healthcare. The Cisco security portfolio integrates intelligence from the network level combined with industry-leading products to provide protection that is unmatched in the industry.”

All of these solutions leverage the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) for Healthcare.  DNA centers around a network infrastructure that is fully programmable, open to third–party innovation, and able to fully and seamlessly integrate the cloud as an infrastructure component.

All Cisco products showcased at the HIMSS conference are available immediately. Cisco is oin Booth 1850. 

HIMSS17 runs from Feb. 19-23, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center.

This article is part of our ongoing coverage of HIMSS17. Visit Destination HIMSS17 for previews, reporting live from the show floor and after the conference.

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