Access to the best possible healthcare, no matter how many miles you live from a cutting-edge urban hospital. It’s what everyone wants for a loved one. Cisco’s collaborative technologies are making this vision possible for patients in communities around the world.
A worldwide scarcity of pediatric specialists means children and their families often have to travel long distances to get adequate care. In some regions, patients wait as long as six months for an appointment.
Cisco is helping healthcare facilities make better use of scarce resources, support personalized treatments, and build children's healthcare capacity on a global scale through the Connected Healthy Children initiative.
Through a partnership between Cisco and the Government of Jordan, hospitals in rural areas began to use Cisco HealthPresence technology in 2011 to connect their patients with physician specialists at Prince Hamzah Hospital in the capital city of Amman. Marking the first use of Cisco HealthPresence in the Middle East and Africa region, the program now reaches patients at two rural hospitals, one as far as 255 kilometers away.
In 2008, the largest earthquake in China’s history destroyed hundreds of hospitals and clinics, straining an already overburdened healthcare system. Cisco invested US$50 million over three years to revitalize the area's infrastructure and improve the quality of healthcare and education. In particular, the initiative used network technology to give rural patients and healthcare providers easier, more affordable access to urban doctors and facilities. As a result of this award-winning program, 66 healthcare organizations have been enabled with technology and 280,000 outpatients per month receive quality care regardless of where they live.
As part of Project Samudaya, Cisco connected residents of flood-stricken villages in India to doctors and specialists 400 kilometers away through a telehealth network.
Cisco is working with the Jordanian government to connect rural residents to high-quality healthcare through Cisco technology. Learn more.