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Connected Health

Visit Cisco in booth 4223 to see solutions for telehealth, mobility, and clinical workflow that facilitate safe, affordable, accessible healthcare.

Show Dates and Location
Conference:February 21–23, 2012
Location:Venetian Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, NV
Exhibit Hall Hours
Tuesday, February 211:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 229:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 239:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.

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Cisco's 5th Annual Community for Connected Health Summit 2012

Where the power of healthcare innovators meets the power of Cisco's ingenuity

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Check-in at 9:30 a.m.; Lunch included)
Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center, Bellini Room 2005 (Level 2)
Las Vegas, NV
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At Cisco's 5th annual Community for Connected Health Summit, you have a front row seat to the very latest innovations improving healthcare delivery. At this unique forum, gain knowledge, share ideas, and network with experts, innovators, and peers alike. Be one of the first to hear about breakthrough solutions available today -- and what's on the horizon for tomorrow.

Attend the Summit at no cost by registering for the HIMSS12 Annual Conference at the same time. When registering, select "Cisco Community for Connected Health" under Optional Events to attend this event at no extra cost. Please call 866 229 2386 if you have questions.

Agenda at a Glance
9:30 – 10 a.m.: Registration and networking
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Connected Health Summit Sessions (including lunch)


Go big or go home – Our year of aggressive IT healthcare changes

Julie Flaschenriem

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Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Park Nicollet Health Services

Hear the visionary, bold steps taken in one year to construct a foundation for the future, and how it will position Park Nicollet to build a better care model and patient experience.

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State of the Health Care IT Union

Dave Garets

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Executive Director, The Advisory Board Company

Find out what's really working in healthcare IT today...what's obsolete...and what's maximizing ROI. You may be surprised....

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Collaborative Workflows: An Economic Imperative for Survival

Dr. Mark Blatt

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Worldwide Medical Director

With the advent of healthcare reform, clinical collaboration is no longer an option for healthcare providers. Attend this session to learn how forward-thinking organizations are already enjoying significant ROI from their investment in making it easier for clinicians to work together.

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Showcasing Innovations in Care Delivery

Ash Shehata

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Healthcare Business Transformation Executive Director, Cisco

Join Cisco's Ash Shehata as he highlights a year of ground-breaking innovations in care delivery with an eye towards the future. Learn what's available today, and what's just around the corner, to take your organization to the next level.

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Hosted by:

Mike Haymaker

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Healthcare Marketing Manager for The Americas, Cisco

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Solution Demonstrations

Cisco Booth 4223

Visit Cisco in booth 4223 to see solutions for telehealth, mobility, and clinical workflow that facilitate safe, affordable, accessible healthcare.

Bring the benefits of video to any healthcare environment with innovative, immersive, transformative telehealth solutions. Demonstrations will include:

  • Cisco HealthPresence 2.0, supporting increased video endpoints including EX60 and EX90 TelePresence Systems
  • Cisco TelePresence Clinical Presence System (CPS) and VX Clinical Assistant, both designed for mobility at the point of care
  • WebEx for Healthcare, featuring Quad for nursing community collaboration and communication

Workflow and Mobility Solutions
Workflow today is all about mobility as clinicians need to have anytime, anywhere access to important patient information and to each other. Demonstrations will include:

  • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) including tablets and mobile devices, while maintaining an open yet secure infrastructure
  • KLAS award winning 7925 and 7926 handheld IP phones with Vocera and EXTENSION middleware
  • Virtualizing your desktop using the Cius mobile collaboration tablet
  • Cisco BioMed NAC solution for a single, unified, and converged IP network to support IT, biomedical devices, and guest user services
  • Cisco containerized data center
  • Cisco Unified Computing System, supporting market-leading EHR applications

Meet with Cisco Specialists

Cisco healthcare executives and specialists will be available to meet with you, by appointment, to discuss your needs and to assess how to best use Cisco solutions in your environment to improve patient care.

Contact your Cisco account manager to schedule a private meeting with one of the following Cisco healthcare specialists:

Name Title Geo Responsibility
Ash ShehataExecutive Director for Cisco HealthcareAmericas
Brantz MyersHealthcare Solution AdvisorCanada
Curtis Dikes RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, CLNCHealthcare Solution AdvisorUS/West
Danny Sands, MDDirector, Business DevelopmentUS/East and South
Debra SloaneBusiness Development ManagerGlobal
Erik PetersenHealthcare Solution AdvisorUS/East
Jim LailHealthcare Solution AdvisorUS/Central
Kate Barney, RNHealthcare Solutions MarketingGlobal
Kathy English, RNDirector, Healthcare Solutions MarketingGlobal
Linda BolesPublic Sector Healthcare StrategistUS
Michelle RobertsonHealthcare Solution AdvisorUS/South
Rochelle Brocks-SmithHealthcare Solutions MarketingGlobal
Sharon GibsonDirector, Healthcare SolutionsUS/West and Central
Tapan MehtaHealthcare Marketing ManagerGlobal
Tom ChambersHealthcare Solution AdvisorUS/South
Tony DeFrancescoHealthcare Solution AdvisorUS/East

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Cisco Speaking Session

Curtis Dikes, RN, MSN, BC and Chief Nursing Officer at Cisco will participate in two speaking sessions:

Clinical Engineering and IT Leadership Symposium: Critical Ingredients for Medical Device Connectivity

A Roadmap for the Future: Embracing Clinical Leaders

Monday, February 20, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Speaker Information:

Curtis Dikes, RN, MSN, BC and Chief Nursing Officer, Cisco Systems

Izabella Gieras, Director, Clinical Engineering, Huntington Memorial Hospital


  • Analyze the recommendations from the landmark reports from the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on Crossing the Quality Chasm and The Future of Nursing Advancing Health Report
  • Design a road map for clinicians demonstrating how technology plays a growing role in our ability to deliver tomorrow's patient care
  • Discuss the impact that clinical engineering and biomedical professionals can have on the future of healthcare and the transformation of healthcare delivery

Location: Venetian Sands Expo Convention Center

Room: Murano 3203

Exhibit Hall Meet the Experts

Meet the Experts - Izabella Gieras & Curtis Dikes

Tuesday, February 21, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Speaker Information:

Curtis Dikes, RN, MSN, BC and Chief Nursing Officer, Cisco Systems

Izabella Gieras, MBA, MS, Director, Clinical Technology, Huntington Memorial Hospital

Location: Venetian Sands Expo Convention Center

Room: Lower Level Hall G Booth 14647 - Expert Area

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Exhibit Hall Hours

Tuesday, February 21
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Wednesday, February 22
9:30 am – 1:00 pm and
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday, February 23
9:30 am – 1:00 pm and
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Booth Information

Floor plan

Booth: 4223

Cisco Participation

Cisco’s participation will include:
  • Cisco's 5th Annual Community for Connected Health Summit 2012
  • Cisco booth with theater
  • Customer meeting rooms

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