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Extreme Networks Powers the Intelligent Health Pavilion at HIMSS 2018 for the 5th Consecutive Year

Bob Zemke Director, Healthcare Solutions Published 26 Jun 2018

Healthcare IT is evolving at a rapid pace, making it more critical than ever that today’s healthcare organizations implement the proper infrastructure to successfully support and secure cutting-edge, digitally-enabled tools and mobile applications. To demonstrate the importance of connected health devices in today’s hospitals, our team is excited to share that we’ve been selected for the fifth consecutive year as the network provider for the Intelligent Health Pavilion (IHP), which is a full mock-up hospital setting showcasing the most innovative healthcare technologies today at HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition.

Each year at HIMSS, the IHP 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.

At the event, we will also be demonstrating our mission-critical, wired and wireless networking and analytics technology at booth #11654 from Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9, 2018. To learn more about the importance of transformative technologies in hospital settings, securing the hospital network and preparing the network to handle an increase in the number of devices, you can attend one of our speaking sessions below. To register for a tour of the IHP, speaking session or booth demo, please visit: We hope to see you there!

Speaking Sessions

Session: The Struggle in Delivering Smart Hospitals

Date: Tuesday, March 6 at 1 – 1:20 p.m.

Location: Sands Convention Center – Hall G Booth 11657 LEAD

Description: Healthcare organizations looking to leverage AI, analytics, location services, next generation communications, patient engagement platforms, etc. all have one thing in common; a critical dependency on their network infrastructure. When looking to add advanced technology services into healthcare, let’s stop for a moment when and consider what may go wrong and plan for the strategy around how IT will be able to deliver next generation health IT services.

Speaker: Dan Dulac

Session: Location Based Services Panel Discussion

Date: Tuesday, March 6 at 2 – 2:50 pm

Location: Sands Convention Center – Knowledge Theater

Description: Location based services are at the forefront of new technology adoption within healthcare organizations. This panel of experts will discuss where they are seeing success, challenges, failures and what the future may hold for the Location Based Services.

Extreme Speakers: John Moynihan, Chuck Brooks

Customer Speakers: Ali Youssef (Henry Ford Health System), Scott Phillips (Kaiser Permanente), Paul Frisch (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

Session: IoHT Panel Discussions

Date: Tuesday, March 6 at 2 – 2:50 p.m.

Location: Sand Convention Center – Hall G Booth 11657 INNOV

Description: IoT in healthcare ranges from smart building technologies to connected medical devices and sensors. This panel of experts will discuss where they are seeing success, challenges, failures, and what the future may hold for the Internet of Health Things.

Extreme Speakers: Dan Dulac, Bob Zemke

Customer Speakers: Dough McDonald (Henry Ford Health System), Mike Bone (West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust), Warren Kressinger-Dunn (CareTaker Medical)

Session: Safety & Security of IoH

Date: Wednesday, March 7 at 3 –3:20 p.m.

Location: Sands Convention Center – Hall G Booth 11657 LEAD

Description: Connected medical devices bring tremendous advantages to patient care. Until recently the focus has been on connecting medical devices on hospital networks. However, can and should we trust these connected devices? Before bringing IoHT devices onto a network IT leadership must plan for the risks and create strategies to remediate.

Speaker: Chuck Brooks

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