Imagine a hospital. A patient enters, overwhelmed and nervous about what comes next. But in this hospital, every piece of technology and process is in place to make it easier for healthcare providers to deliver the best care experience possible. Clinicians seamlessly engage with patients and care teams on mobile devices in a highly secure environment, expanding their reach within a facility and around the world. Wi-Fi and sensors securely connect the hospital to a cohesive data infrastructure that dramatically improves operational efficiency and clinical workflows.
Here, the communication and workflows among care teams are making a real difference in speed and accuracy of care, which impacts the patient’s experience and outcomes.
Is this the reality for your clinicians and patients? It could be.
To get there, your staff needs a secure digital environment that streamlines workflows to improve efficiency and service. They need access to each hospital system from any device or location, at any time.
Technology should help staff provide care, not create barriers. From preventive to specialized care, solutions that help clinicians communicate and stay connected improve care team coordination and collaboration, so they can be more efficient and more effective. Read on to learn what is at stake and how Cisco is helping four providers today.
1 hour per
Number of unique IT systems required for care delivery²
of physicians could not name the nurse caring for their patient⁴
During a four-day hospital stay, a patient can interact with 50 different employees – physicians, nurses, technicians, and others³
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S. 645 beds
During a crisis situation in Virginia, the University of Virginia (UVA) Telehealth team was able to use Cisco video collaboration solutions to communicate between emergency responders with injured patients at the front line and physicians in the command center at the hospital.
From the front lines where our patients were injured to our command center, and then throughout our institution, we relied upon telecommunications to guide us in the triage of management.
Richard P. Shannon,
MD, Executive Vice President, Health Affairs,
University of Virginia
It’s chaos. So if you have to figure anything out, that’s the wrong time for a system that’s complex. So the simplicity of any system in a situation like that where lives are at stake and there’s a lot of energy in the environment is crucial.
MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer,
Clinical Integration University of Virginia
Vail, Colorado, U.S.
The Steadman Clinic is a unique organization. It combines the best surgeons in sports medicine and orthopedics in the United States with leading research scientists through the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.
Spark (Webex Teams) is a unique technology that allows for collaboration across all aspects of the business and organization, and for us, healthcare delivery.
The adoption of Spark (Webex Teams and Webex Board) was actually intuitive. We picked it up very easily, we started using it, and it’s actually differentiating the way we practice medicine.
- Dan Drawbaugh,
Chief Execuitive Officer,
The Steadman Clinic & The Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Spark (Webex Teams) allowed us to change communication in our clinic completely. Teams are now collaborating on projects all through one application instead of using four or five different mediums.
- Ben Boese,
The Steadman Philippon Research Institute
South Carolina, U.S5,500 employees
When IT infrastructure issues threatened staff productivity and patient experience, Roper St. Francis’ IT department took the opportunity to turn potential weakness into strength.
Now that the right infrastructure is in place, the sky’s the limit on what we can offer staff and patients.
This foundation has allowed us to focus on the future. Going forward, as new technology becomes available, we won’t need time to gear up. We’re ready now.
- Jon Skelley,
Director of Technical Services,
Roper St. Francis
Fort Myers, Florida, U.S.11,000+ employees
Lee Memorial Health System wanted to expand stroke care services in the emergency departments of its four acute-care hospitals. The organization implemented mobile video consultations to take expert care directly to the patient to save critical minutes.
There are obvious benefits to our community in the level and speed of care we’re able to provide. It cuts down on the time spent in the car getting to the hospital. If I’m at home and get a call at 8:30 p.m., Cape Coral Hospital is at least 25 minutes away. Now I can make my assessment within about 10 minutes of the patient presenting to the ER.
- Dr. William Carracino,
Lee Memorial Health System
Physicians at home can see the video and the CT scan that was taken two minutes ago. That can make the difference between the patient walking out of the hospital or suffering a range of less desirable outcomes.
- Michael W. Smith,
Lee Memorial Health System
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