If you read the Quack often enough there are several posts about Cisco’s investment in healthcare. Below are a couple fairly recent posts. The banks are also climbing aboard now to save travel time and create better collaboration methodologies. I just read where Cisco is the number one profitable technology company listed today. In addition to this news, Tech Crunch reports today that Cisco has been approved by the Department of Justice to acquire Tandberg, another video conferencing technology.
Cisco Systems and Molina Healthcare HMO Announce Telemedicine Pilot Program – Long Beach, California
Here’s a recent video showing Cisco technologies combined with using Surface from Microsoft for healthcare applications. There’s not much using in sitting in “tech denial” today as it is evolving in every which way around you. This is part of what I talk about, you can’t go to battle with swords while the competition is investing in machine guns.
Do we have banks and healthcare collaborating, I think so. Here’s another video on where United Healthcare is going with telehealth and this puts more dollars in the dividend payouts, better healthcare? The jury is still out here as it is hard to tell with the profits carrying the #1 focus. BD
CHARLOTTE, N.C., and SAN JOSE, Calif., March 29, 2010 — Bank of America and Cisco today announced an agreement to deploy the largest network of Cisco TelePresence systems, with an initial 200 units being installed across the bank's global operations by year-end.
Cisco TelePresence uses high-definition video and audio to create the experience of face-to-face meetings. People appear life-size around a virtual conference table, creating a unique experience where meeting participants feel as though they're sitting in the same room.
The bank will use this innovative technology to enhance associate and team effectiveness by providing the bank's global workforce with a world-class virtual meeting capability.