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Behind the TO2015 Games: Cisco Connected Healthcare Mobile Clinic

- July 22, 2015 9:30 am

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.

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