Frost & Sullivan selected Cisco as the recipient of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Brand Development Strategy Leadership Award forits efforts in healthcare and for helping establish new standards of care in the North American medical informatics market and integrally linking the brand with the transformation of the medical imaging industry.
The Cisco Connected Imaging solution, designed specifically for imaging and supported by the Cisco Medical-Grade Network, is being specifically highlighted as an example of how radiology services are being delivered today.
The new paradigm for medical imaging informatics and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) technology has created the need for a powerful back-end infrastructure for imaging. This is meant to complement clinical applications with the needed image and storage management capabilities.
The generalization of multi-site imaging within Integrated Delivery Networks (IDN) networked imaging centers, collaboration, and teleradiology networks illustrate the decisive trend toward interconnection and image exchange. Image and information sharing are increasingly taking place over public networks and must be enabled by a secure, scalable medical grade network foundation.
"Cisco’s Connected Imaging solution has focus areas on image acquisition, performance and management, image access, and collaboration and reporting," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Nadim Daher. "The solution will help imaging facilities keep up with the explosion of image data volumes, stay ahead of compliance regulations, simplify anywhere-anytime image access, and benefit from a shared infrastructure that also enables new financial models for imaging services."
The Connected Imaging solution enables more robust integration and interoperation of all imaging informatics applications. By providing more efficient archiving and distribution across an integrated IT network, it helps diverse entities collaborate and communicate more effectively.
It also improves communication between all stakeholders of the extended imaging enterprise, including C-level executives, radiologists, referring physicians, and technologists, thus improving productivity, supporting collaboration, and reducing costs throughout the imaging workflow.
The connected enterprise creates an organization that can benefit medical imaging with soaring gains in workflow efficiency and productivity. With its broad portfolio of imaging-specific technologies, the Cisco Connected Imaging solution helps extend imaging beyond hospital walls and its value proposition constitutes a definitive step into the future of radiology.
At the provider level, Cisco’s Connected Imaging solution and those of its select best-in-class partners in every solution area are taking imaging to the next level.
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About Cisco Healthcare
The next revolution in healthcare is not about medicine; it is about using information to drive patient-centric, safe, and efficient care starting with changing the way care is delivered. Cisco is at the heart of this revolution. Through its "Connected Health" vision, Cisco will enable collaboration across the care continuum for safe, affordable and accessible healthcare. This transformation will empower patients to control, manage and influence their own healthcare. The strategic implementation of IT can drive a significant improvement in healthcare costs while improving healthcare quality.
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