Behind the TO2015 Games: Cisco Connected Healthcare Mobile Clinic

This post is fourth in a series taking readers behind-the-scenes of how Cisco technology is powering the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

When we talk about the TORONTO 2015 Games being the most digital in history, we mean it.  The technology solutions in place at the Games go far beyond wifi access points (although there are more than 2,000 of those) and fan access to video screens (although we have those too).

How far beyond? Well, we have lots of experience working with organizations to create technology solutions that meet the needs of their industry, and we knew that we could create a remote healthcare solution at these Games that was first of its kind.

A Telemedicine Cart from Cisco and Avizia is installed in the Emergency Room of the Medical Command Centre in the CIBC Athlete’s Village Polyclinic.

A Telemedicine Cart from Cisco and Avizia, as well as a Cisco SX20 video solution,  is installed in the Emergency Room of the Medical Command Centre in the CIBC Athlete’s Village Polyclinic.

And we did.

Working with TO2015 and our technology partner Avizia, athletes at these Games will have unprecedented access to healthcare professionals and experts no matter where they are when an injury occurs. A Telemedicine Cart from Cisco and Avizia is installed in the Emergency Room of the Medical Command Centre in the CIBC Athlete’s Village Polyclinic, while a Cisco video solution – the SX20 – is installed in the same Centre. Combined, these solutions will connect athletes and onsite healthcare professionals with health experts via Cisco TelePresence technology. This means instant medical access for athletes who require urgent attention, preventing further injury and damage.

For fans, the Cisco Connected HealthCare Mobile Clinic at CIBC Pan Am Park will utilize similar technology to connect fans and onsite healthcare professionals with health experts at The CIBC Athletes Village Polyclinic.

Connected Mobile Clinc

I’m proud to say that this technology will not only create immersive, high-definition video interaction between fans and clinicians, but also improve the timeliness and quality of healthcare delivered throughout the TO2015 Games. Have fun and stay safe!

If you’re attending the Games this summer, share your experience with us on Twitter using #CiscoTO2015.

About Jeff Seifert

As Chief Technology Officer for Cisco Canada, Jeff Seifert provides technical guidance and direction in key advanced and emerging technologies and go-to-market strategies. His work with many governments, enterprise and service provider customers in Canada and globally is influencing how Cisco brings products to market. During the past sixteen years at Cisco, Jeff has been involved in the successful introduction of many new technologies from the early days of the Internet, through the first deployments of VoIP and IP Telephony through to new transformational video solutions. Through this time he has worked to ensure that Canadian customer requirements are reflected in the products and architectures that Cisco brings to market. He shares a passion with organizations that wish to improve the lives of citizens whether it be serving rural Canadians, using technology to improve healthcare or enhancing education. Seifert was appointed a Distinguished Systems Engineer, Cisco's highest technical distinction, in August 2003. As an individual who represents the pinnacle of Cisco's technical and sales expertise, he is responsible for transforming customer demand into innovative solutions that companies can utilize in an effective and efficient manner. Prior to joining Cisco in 1995, he held financial, management, and technical positions at Bell Canada, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), and IBM Canada. Seifert has achieved double CCIE certification, including Routing & Switching CCIE in 1996 and Voice CCIE in 2003. He holds a Bachelor in Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.
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2 Responses to Behind the TO2015 Games: Cisco Connected Healthcare Mobile Clinic

  1. Pingback: Behind the TO2015 Games: Creating the Most Digital Games in History | Cisco Canada Blog

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