News Release

Cisco Executives and Health Leaders from Major Metropolitan Hospitals Address Patient and Caregiver Needs and Showcase New Clinical Solutions

October 5, 2005 WHAT: Cisco Systems, a trusted advisor and
Oct 05, 2005

October 5, 2005

WHAT: Cisco Systems, a trusted advisor and technology partner to healthcare organizations around the world, invites press and industry analysts to attend an interactive healthcare event where the company and its customers will unveil a new Cisco Medical-Grade Network-based solution suite aimed at transforming clinician and patient interactions for faster, smarter healthcare.

In collaboration with leading healthcare organizations Boston Medical Center and Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Cisco will discuss and showcase the new network-based clinical solutions and how they are helping clinicians and caregivers worldwide provide highly secure access to the right information in the right place at the right time, significantly improving staff productivity, quality of care and profitability.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
"Transforming Healthcare through Innovations and Technology"
12:00 - 12:05 p.m. EDT.: Welcome, Introductions and Agenda Review
Jane Eisenberg, Director of Global Public Sector Solutions, Cisco
12:05 - 12:15 p.m EDT.: Healthcare Industry Perspectives
Dr. Jeffrey Rideout, M.D., M.A., F.A.C. P.,
VP Healthcare, Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco
12:15 - 12:25 p.m EDT.: Introduction of New Clinical Solutions
Kent Gray, Global Lead for Healthcare Solutions, Cisco
Customer Perspectives
12:25 - 12:35 p.m EDT.: Darren Dworkin, CTO, Boston Medical Center
12:35 - 12:45 p.m. EDT.: Nancy Radcliff, R.N., Director of Customer Service, Bronson Methodist Hospital
12:45 - 1:00 p.m. EDT: Question & Answer
Moderated by: Jane Eisenberg

Listen and watch via the Internet: To view the online presentation you will need either RealPlayer or Windows Media Player software. If you do not have either of these software programs, you can download them at the links provided below. We encourage you to download the software at least one hour before the presentation to allow time for installation. Also, it will be important to disable pop-up window blockers as this can interfere with your ability to access the Web cast.

RealPlayer can be downloaded at:

Windows Media Player can be downloaded at:

RSVP:Press and industry analysts who are interested in participating in the event, please register at Should you wish to schedule a one-one-briefing with a Cisco executive or a Cisco healthcare customer, please contact Kelly Krueger, Weber Shandwick for Cisco Systems, at 415/248-3415 or via email at

EDITOR'S NOTE: For news and features relating to the news announcement, on Oct. 11 visit

See our Cisco Medical-Grade Network web site at