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Extreme Connect ‘19: Honky-Tonk and Healthcare IT Heaven

Lauren Farah Manager, Vertical Solutions Marketing Published 10 Apr 2019

Nashville, TN is gloriously known for its fantastic live music bar scene, impeccable southern cuisine, and whiskey, and the biggest event of the year: the CMA Awards Extreme Connect user conference – especially if you are in healthcare IT!

There are a ton of reasons you won’t want to miss this event – the entire agenda, really – but my focus for this blog is to provide some highlights for my favorite industry.


Digital Transformation in Healthcare: Addressing the changing landscape of Healthcare IT services

The daunting challenges facing healthcare today include managing costs, improving outcomes, and delivering the best possible patient and clinician experience, all while maintaining tight medical and cybersecurity. This panel will dive into how network architectures and services are evolving to address the Quadruple Aim of healthcare, as well as HIMSS’ new INFRAM framework and will cover topics of importance to the real-time health system, including medical IoT, network analytics, network security, real-time locationing, and secure BYOD access and control. The session will use real-world experiences and audience interaction to dive into lessons learned and best practices – you won’t want to miss it!

Healthcare Demo Station

Connecting Your Smart Hospital

During our welcome reception, enjoy a drink and visit the healthcare demo station to experience the smart hospital in action. As your organization adds innovative technology to enhance patient care, it’s critical to evaluate the effectiveness of your network and software solutions to ensure the utmost security and performance standards. Speak with our healthcare experts, learn best practices from industry peers, and see additional solutions that can support your networking goals, including demonstrations of:

    • Defender for IoT, our one-of-a-kind solution that protects critical devices from compromising network attacks and unauthorized communication to ensure patient safety
    • ExtremeAnalytics providing real-time visibility and insight into network utilization of applications and users to identify issues and resolve problems immediately
    • An Innovative Healthcare ecosystem including a Remedi Technology patient entertainment system, Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality experience, Draeger Telemetry, Vocera Smartbadge, smart telepresence robot, and more

Peer-Peer Collaboration

Healthcare Birds of a Feather

The last day of Extreme Connect is all about YOU! The Healthcare ‘Birds of a Feather’ session provides the perfect opportunity for you to connect with your peers on the topics you care about, so you can discuss common issues and compare notes with fellow healthcare IT managers.

Shout out to this year’s awesome moderators:

    • Scott Cable, Director of Engineering, Ascension Technologies
    • Torkel Thune, IT Sourcing, Services, and Crisis Manager, Oslo University Hospital Trust

Help Us Give Back

Visit the healthcare demo station during the conference to take a quick customer survey. For every respondent, Extreme Networks will donate $5 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%

For more reasons why you won’t want to miss this event, check out my previous blog: Healthcare Guide for Extreme Connect 2019!


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