The University of Virginia Center for Telehealth Selected as Cisco Healthcare Center of Excellence

The University of Virginia Center for Telehealth Selected as Cisco Healthcare 
Center of Excellence 
UVA Utilizes Cisco Technologies to Provide Health Care and Education
Throughout Virginia and Beyond 
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 --   Cisco (NASDAQ:
CSCO) today announced the University of Virginia (UVA) Center for
Telehealth as the first member of the Cisco Healthcare Center of
Excellence program. Designed to foster collaboration by recognizing
institutions that are highly-effective in using network-based
technologies and solutions to modernize health care, the Cisco
Healthcare Center of Excellence program aims to stimulate innovation
by aligning health IT investments with clinical and business
processes to extend access, improve outcomes and reduce costs. 
As a multidisciplinary center supporting UVA's missions of clinical
care, teaching, research innovation, and public service, UVA Center
for Telehealth was chosen as a Cisco Healthcare Center of Excellence
for its commitment to connecting clinicians and specialists from the
Academic Medical Center with patients in need. This has been
accomplished by establishing a 108-site telehealth network in the
Commonwealth of Virginia that, to date, has enabled more than 30,000
patient encounters across more than 40 specialties. By providing this
connected consultation, patients have been spared more than 8 million
miles of travel for access to health care.  
Currently, UVA deploys a broad range of Cisco(R) video and
collaboration solutions, including Cisco Jabber(TM). The use of these
technologies has aided health care professionals to quickly reach
patients in need of obstetric and post-acute care, chronic disease
management, and telemental health care. In addition, the use of Cisco
video collaboration technologies have allowed the center to support
thousands of hours of distance learning for patients and health care
The Cisco Healthcare Center for Excellence program is an opportunity
for Cisco customers to be recognized for their outstanding work in
the field of health care. Honorees will gain opportunities to foster
partnerships and collaboration, as well as other benefits.  
Supporting Quotes:
 Linda Boles, chief strategist, US Public Sector
Healthcare Innovation, Cisco
 "The Cisco Healthcare Center of
Excellence program is an important part of our strategy in the way we
serve our customers and partners. We are pleased to work with
University of Virginia Center for Telehealth in showcasing its
contributions to the health care industry." 
Karen Rheuban, M.D., director, University of Virginia Center for
 "At the UVA Health System, we know the acute importance of
access to health care and health education. Telehealth technology is
a critically important tool to help enable our patients and our
colleagues in health care get the care and information they need." 
Tags / Keywords: Cisco Education, Higher Education, Cisco Healthcare,
Healthcare, TelePresence, Telemedicine, Telehealth, video,
collaboration, Jabber 
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