Cisco Solutions help medical professionals
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Cisco Solutions help medical professionals

One of the ways that many are using emerging technology these days is to better treat people with medical conditions. For doctors and other healthcare professionals, using products from California-based Cisco Systems gives them the opportunity to save money in the long run.

In a recent interview with Workforce, Cisco’s director of corporate medical programs Nirmal Patel said that part of the reason that the tools were effective is that they enable doctors to examine patients from any virtually location. The firm’s HealthPresence gives users a high-definition video feed, and according to Patel, 90 percent of diagnoses can be made using it.

"There's a direct savings in healthcare costs, early intervention and increased access to care. It allows us to scale our resources," she says. "Five physicians [in California] can render primary care services without hiring a full-time doctor in North Carolina."

Cisco continues to make progress overall, with some analysts predicting robust sales during its fourth quarter. In a research note, Piper Jaffray analyst Troy Jensen said that the firm would report "respectable" sales results thanks to cost control and improved margins.