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

November 19, 2020 Adiantku 0

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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 social distancing and shifts in the workplace.

Earlier this spring, the Webex UX Research team conducted an extensive qualitative study with healthcare providers and patients who use telehealth services. The study unearthed the challenges, opportunities and patterns of behavior when using video in healthcare settings. It also served as the foundation for developing healthcare personas, among the first industry-specific personas to be created and used at Webex.

In the world of product development, personas are a common tool to help surface deep research findings and build alignment across multiple … Read the rest

The New Care Outlook, According to Healthcare Executives

November 5, 2020 Adiantku 0

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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, but also dangerous work with huge health and economic consequences.

To date, healthcare providers have been focused on the response phase of COVID-19 which, as the state of Victoria in Australia has proven, is not necessarily linear. We are starting to realize that this pandemic is not predictable, and we will need our systems, institutions and individual mindsets to be dynamic, adaptive and resilient.

To discuss the impact of the pandemic to care and the outlook in a post-pandemic world, we gathered virtually more than 30 health and aged-care executives from … Read the rest

Achieve Business and Clinical Resiliency in Times of Change

November 2, 2020 Adiantku 0

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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 of change. 

However, with the recent pandemic many healthcare organizations were faced with changes so great and so fast, there was no “normal” to return to. 

The industry is quickly changing, and healthcare organizations are pivoting their services and work environments to be more flexible and resilient. 

According to this recent PwC Pulse Survey, 90% of healthcare executives are prioritizing changing workplace safety measures and requirements as their employees transition back into the clinical Read the rest

Securing Internet-Connected Devices in the New Era of Healthcare

October 22, 2020 Adiantku 0

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 of this data requires secure and segmented networks to better protect medical devices, guest wireless devices, clinician devices and more from cybersecurity threats.

As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’re focusing on what’s at stake when it comes to securing internet-connected devices in healthcare and how you can create an end-to-end security strategy to help address patient privacy requirements, improve threat detection, reduce management complexity and ultimately lower the risks associated with medical and IoT devices.

Why do my internet-connected devices need to be secure?

With the number of connected devices on healthcare networks … Read the rest

A Tipping Point for Care Virtualisation

October 8, 2020 Adiantku 0

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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 were solved almost overnight out of sheer necessity and the need to protect our frontline workers and patients from infection.

The surge in telehealth is most likely a symbol of something much bigger, and more profound. Care virtualisation is a concept which has gathered pace in the wake of the pandemic. Put simply, virtualised care reflects the broad range of health services that are being delivered using digital channels. Some of these are reflected in recent Cisco deployments across Australia, including extensive uptake of the Webex platform to enable virtual visits, … Read the rest

Managing the New Realities of Patient Care

September 24, 2020 Adiantku 0

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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 we know it with new contactless innovations and tools that can improve overall organizational performance and patient care 

Cisco Capital has been helping healthcare organizationadapt in the face of change. As businesses reimagine workforces and redesign workplaces,Cisco’s payment solutions have allowed healthcare organizations to not only overcome current challenges, but also operate more efficiently and effectively.  

Cisco’s flexible financing provides access to complete technology solutions that drive business Read the rest

Reproductive & Sexual Health Care Center

September 19, 2020 Adiantku 0

Spring is already here and before you know it, it will be summer time. Drink water to cut back on unnecessary calories from sugary drinks. Soda, energy drinks, and sports drinks are a major source of added sugar and calories in American diets. To add flavor to your water, add a slice of lemon, lime, apple or fresh herbs like mint or basil. More fruits and vegetables, less sweets. In between meals, a person will often feel hungry. Reach for the healthy stuff. Snack on an apple or celery stick instead of a bag of chips. Cakes, cookies, and chips won’t curb your hunger. Even though you are eating well and exercising, you may reach a plateau where your weight stays the same. Plateaus are mainly due to decreased resting energy expenditure (REE). When you consume fewer calories, your REE decreases, thus your body’s need for energy decreases. Keep exercising … Read the rest

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

September 10, 2020 Adiantku 0

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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 to our response to COVID-19, and the same time profoundly impacted by it.

Front line health workers have been thrust into difficult roles. Parts and players in our systems have been overwhelmed; while others have been partially or entirely shut down. Necessity has imperiously called for new methods, new practices, new technologies to address new risks, new outbreaks, new demand.

Our systems must adapt. They must be dynamic. We must find ways to help our health systems, spaces, and capacities become more responsive – rather than merely just overborne by … Read the rest

Skill up with the HIMSS 2020 Digital Conference

September 2, 2020 Adiantku 0

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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 work remotely are critical adoptions needed to help save lives. And, with an evolving healthcare landscape comes an evolving threat landscape, meaning hospitals and clinics need to find new ways to provide healthcare IT security.

With these major shifts in the delivery of care, there has never been a better time to rethink your strategy for maintaining business continuity in today’s health climate, while building a strong foundation for the future of your healthcare organization.

The HIMSS conference is an industry-leading event focused on providing thought leadership for optimal use … Read the rest

Mental Health Matters: Delivering Hope for Today and Tomorrow

September 1, 2020 Adiantku 0

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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 pandemic has brought the issues into focus like never before.

It’s timely. The end of May brings Mental Health Awareness Month to a close in the United States. Only a few weeks ago, we marked Mental Health Week here in Canada. But no matter where you are around the world, there’s no question that at this exact moment, the conversation around mental health has never been more relevant, serious and important.

Forced social isolation has had a huge impact on peoples’ mental health. For those who were already vulnerable, it’s thrown … Read the rest