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Cybersecurity and Delivery of Health Services To Be Top Topics at Vitalis

Chuck Brooks Published 4 Apr 2018

From April 24-26, the Extreme Networks team will be at Vitalis, “the Largest eHealth event in Scandinavia.” We’ll join other exhibitors and health and IT professionals for three days of immersive learning around everything related to the eHealth Transformation.

Why is Vitalis the Leading Event for Healthcare IT Professionals in Scandinavia?

Vitalis has become the largest and most important healthcare conference in Scandinavia because it’s the only conference and exhibition in Scandinavia that gives attendees the big picture. Over 4,500 healthcare professionals converge to network with each other and expand their knowledge of industry challenges, solutions, and innovations.

The hot issues that will be discussed at Vitalis this year include:

  • Welfare and remote healthcare technology
  • Patient safety
  • Health services and home care
  • Change management & decision support
  • Security & cybersecurity
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Artificial intelligence and other trends
  • Municipality eHealth
  • Elderly care
  • Medical imaging

In addition, for the 2nd consecutive year, the Intelligent Health Association is returning to Vitalis to present the Intelligent Health Pavilion. The IHA just finished up its presentation of the HIMSS18 IHP in early March. At HIMSS18, Extreme Networks powered the IHP for the 5th straight year. Following up on our IHP presence at HIMSS18, Extreme will demonstrate clinical workflow scenarios for improving patient services and care in the IHP’s demonstration ICU and Patient Rooms.

So, What Happens at the IHP?

The IHP simulates what occurs in certain hospital rooms. It gives visitors a look into how mobile, wearable and digital health technology come together in hospital settings to provide superior patient care. Through simulated demonstrations at the pavilion, visitors are able to see how IoT-connected sensors, mobile devices and data analytics are enabling caregivers to deliver real-time, precision medicine. On the backend, organizations must ensure that they have the proper wired and wireless networking infrastructure in place from the access points all the way to the data center to avoid bottlenecks and provide reliable 24/7 coverage.

With our technology, hospitals and healthcare organizations are offered seamless mobility and optimized application performance ranging from patient telemetry monitoring to critical communications systems. When applied, this offers secure connectivity and medical device management, better location-based services to protect data and real-time management and analytics. The result helps save lives, improve access to care, prevent security vulnerabilities and reduce costs in hospital settings. Our team is committed to delivering this unmatched and consistent level of services for the healthcare industry through their approach to connectivity.

What Will Extreme Be Doing at Vitalis?

Besides Extreme’s presence in the IHP, we will have experts demonstrating our mission-critical, wired and wireless networking and analytics technology at booth: B04:48. We’ll discuss cybersecurity and delivery of IT services into clinical environments with attendees among other top eHealth trends. 

To learn more about the importance of transformative technologies in healthcare, securing the hospital network and preparing the network to handle an increase in the number of devices, you can attend our speaking session and panel below.

Session: Connected Medical Device Security

Date: Wednesday April 25, from 13:00 – 14:00

Description: Medical IoT safety post WannaCry, addressing new security threats to connected medical devices.

Speaker: Chuck Brooks

Panel: Preparing for the Hospital of the Future

Date: Wednesday April 25, at 7:45 am in the IHP

Topics: What new competences will we need in our future digitalized hospitals?; How do we help employees adapt to new requirements and develop a new generation of health IT workers?

Panelists: Ann Stokland MD, senior advisor and former CEO of Kungälvs hospital; Henrik Sjövall, professor of Gastroenterology and a member of the board of managers at Sahlgrenska University Hospital; Chuck Brooks, Healthcare Solution Architect, Extreme Networks

Moderator: Anette Falkenroth, Director of the Department for Healthcare Digitization in the Region of Västra Götaland

Additional: Please register in advance for this panel here, and note that breakfast will be served during the panel

If you are thinking about attending Vitalis, register now and make sure you stop by booth: B04:48 to learn more about Extreme.  For more information, please check out these additional resources around Extreme’s participation at Vitalis, in the IHP and our solutions:

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