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Cisco Exhibits Internet-Powered Solutions at HIMSS '99 Show - February 22-25, 1999

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Feb 25, 1999


Cisco Systems, Inc., the leading networking vendor, helps customers become network ready for Internet-powered healthcare solutions. Cisco's booth, #910, will showcase its network foundation powering solutions from leading health care application providers at the1999 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) show in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Acuson-Demo of WebPro will enable viewing of ultrasound images over the Web that can also be used for diagnostic purposes.

  • GE Medical Systems-Picture Archival Communication Systems (PACS) demo will depict the benefits of filmless imaging running on the recently introduced PathSpeed NT workstation.

  • Kinetra-Demo of Odysent application will allow physicians on the network to receive "push" information via the Internet.

  • NEC-Demonstration of network convergence of NEC monitor/phone/server/video over any technology such as IP, ATM, or frame relay.

  • SMS-Demo of NOVIUS, integrated enterprise clinical and financial applications; HealthAnswers, turnkey suite of Internet/intranet applications for consumers and health professionals; and Net Access, a secure environment for accessing and organizing patient clinical data.

Booth attendees will also be eligible for a drawing in which the grand prize is FREE consulting services from First Consulting Group, a leading healthcare consulting organization, on how to design a health care network that takes advantage of the Internet and web-based technologies.

In addition, Cisco Systems' Rebecca Munn will moderate a panel discussion, "How to Convince Your CEO to Invest in IT," at the Georgia World Congress Center on Tuesday, February 23. The panel is 8 to 9:50 a.m., Room 304/305.

Panelists will describe what they did to be successful with their CEOs in such areas as return on investment, patient care and IT innovation. They include: Mary Finlay, CIO of Brigham & Women's Hospital; Suzanne Carter, CIO of North Bronx Healthcare Network and Tim Martin, CIO of University of Washington Medical Center. All are recipients of the 1998 Innovation in Healthcare IT Awards.


Monday, February 22-Thursday, February 25, 1999


Georgia Convention Center, Atlanta, Georgia


Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group and its healthcare partners

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