Jan 4, 2010

Healthcare in early 21st century

Healthcare in the 21st century faces many challenges. Optimum integration of communications technologies can dramatically improve access to quality health care.Services can be made available to almost anyone, at any time, at any location. Besides traditional health service outlets, locations as varied as retail stores, community centers, office buildings, hotels, shopping malls, rural outposts, and homes can become effective care-delivery points.

Cisco HealthPresence is a new concept developed by the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) and prototyped at the Cisco Technology Centre. Using the "Advanced technologies" network as a platform, Cisco HealthPresence combines state-of-the-art video, audio, and medical information to create an environment similar to what most people experience when they visit their doctor or health specialist.

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