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November 27, 2014

Cystic fibrosis care improved with Cisco technology

State-of-the-art Cisco Video network transforms patient experience.

By CBR Staff Writer

Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust is using video technology in a specialist facility that aims to improve the experiences of Cystic Fibrosis patients.

Individual patient rooms are equipped with video technology to enable high-quality calling with family and friends, and to allow virtual participation in group classes.

The system includes a state-of-the-art Cisco Video network, using touch-screen controls and high-definition cameras.

The solution also makes use of Cisco’s Speaker Track technology, which dynamically changes the viewing perspectives of cameras according to which individual is speaking.

"People with Cystic Fibrosis regularly spend weeks at a time in hospital meaning their units become a second home," said George Jenkins OBE, chairman of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust Trustees.

The virtual sessions will help patients to manage the unique requirements of their condition, including hyper-metabolism that demands a diet in excess of 5,000 calories a day, and the need for very specific physiotherapy.

The specialist unit also includes personalised services, such as dedicated chefs and gym pods, that will support patients’ wellbeing.

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"Connectivity and the ambition of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust are transforming the lives of people with Cystic Fibrosis," said Terry Espiner, client director for healthcare at Cisco UK & Ireland.


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