Cable Keeps Healthcare Focus Stoked

Keeping itself focused on a key growth opportunity for delivering services tailored for healthcare organizations  and telemedicine providers,  the cable industry will be well represented at the annual HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, taking place this week in Las Vegas.

Four MSOs will be participating in this year’s show – Comcast Business (booth 7830), Cox Business (booth 4400/T2113), Charter’s Spectrum Business unit (booth 12340), and Time Warner Cable Business Class. Notably, Cox recently acquired Trapollo, a provider of managed services to the health care industry that enables the deployment of telehealth and remote health monitoring.

Additionally, CTAM will be located in the Innovations booth within the Interoperability Showcase area at the Las Vegas event, where it will provide additional information on cable’s healthcare partnerships.

“The typical size for a Picture Archiving and Communications Systems image set — such as an xray — used by radiologists in everyday evaluations is 500 Megabytes,” said Steve Rowley, SVP of Cox Business, in a statement. “The size of these commonly-used imaging files tells us clearly that the healthcare industry has significant needs as it embarks on a massive migration to electronic health records and networked data exchange. We will work in lock step with our customers to ensure our solutions meet their ever-growing data demands.”

"Supporting healthcare technology will require a strong network backbone to ensure peak performance,” added Alexandra Sewell, VP of Enterprise Marketing, Comcast Business. “This is the foundation to building an effective healthcare IT delivery chain, which ultimately provides quality patient care – something that we’re all striving to do.”

 “As the healthcare industry is focused on providing the best possible care for patients and their families, the cable industry is supporting this mission with technologies, such as  advanced network and cloud solutions, that work together to help healthcare organizations stay connected, secure and compliant,” said Jeff Greenberg, Time Warner Cable Group Vice President Marketing, Mid-Market and Channels.

“Complexity in the health IT space is increasing and is likely to continue to grow in the foreseeable future," said Cynthia Carpenter, VP of Product Management, Spectrum Business. "With our high-capacity, fiber-rich networks for connecting providers, patients and facilities across the healthcare ecosystem, the cable industry is providing simple, reliable services that are easy to deploy and scale as healthcare customer needs evolve.”