We believe networks can help cultivate healthy communities. We build human and technology networks that promote better healthcare access, care, and patient outcomes, as well as scalable solutions that can be replicated across diverse geographies.
These healthcare solutions multiply impact by integrating critical health information systems, reducing costs, and facilitating innovation through education and collaboration.
Leading healthcare organizations around the world are using Cisco virtual technologies to provide access to specialized pediatric care for patients regardless of where they live.
Transforming healthcare requires working with governments, nonprofit partners, businesses, and healthcare organizations. For example, our Collaborative Care for Children’s Health program uses telehealth technologies to improve communication between doctors and patients where distance is a barrier.
At the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, California, our Cisco HealthPresence solution connects pediatric specialists to a clinic in Monterey County, two hours away, saving physician time and reducing the financial and emotional burden on families.
Our Connecting Sichuan program and Jordan Healthcare Initiative demonstrate how applying Cisco technologies, in collaboration with strategic partners worldwide, can give rural patients access to better healthcare and specialty services.
In 2008, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake displaced 4.8 million residents in China’s Sichuan Province. Cisco and the Chinese government used network technology to not just rebuild, but to make healthcare better than it was before in previously hard-to-reach communities.
Technologies like HealthPresence enable healthcare providers to practice care-at-a-distance, eliminating geographic and socioeconomic boundaries for underserved patients. Cloud-based collaboration facilitates more accurate diagnostics and enables highly secure communications. Our Cisco HealthPath courses teach healthcare providers how to achieve meaningful use of electronic health records. And our healthcare information technology education programs ensure that entry-level workers are trained to maintain and manage networks in a healthcare environment.
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.