Nation's Cable Companies Prove the Power of Business Connectivity at 2014 HIMSS Conference

CTAM members to demonstrate the strength of cable's commercial IT services for connecting health systems, hospitals, healthcare workers, and patients

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ORLANDO, Fla.--()--With a strong presence at this year's HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, CTAM and the nation's cable companies are set to demonstrate a wide range of services proven to address the connectivity needs of today's healthcare industry.

Research shows that many hospitals, clinics, and physicians' offices do not have the IT infrastructure necessary to support their goals for improved patient comfort and care. Recognizing that gap, cable companies are stepping in with solutions to power information sharing, communications support, and improved patient experience across all points of the healthcare delivery network.

In a recent study by HIMSS Analytics, researchers found that the top strategic priorities for healthcare IT departments relate to digitizing medical records, and enabling more effective information exchange and collaboration. Yet many respondents also suggested that they don't have the necessary resources to meet their technology goals. For example, 47 percent said they consider the ability to exchange information with outside organizations to be a strategic priority. However, 21 percent also said they aren't able to support those communications with their existing telecom environments.

Cable business services companies have proven the ability to provide consistently reliable and secure connectivity in commercial healthcare environments. From robust networking services that continued to operate even during the extreme conditions of Superstorm Sandy, to telemedicine trials that are saving lives across the US, the evidence is mounting for cable's success in healthcare.

"Cable companies power the networks that keep healthcare communities well connected," said Ken Kraft, Vice President of Marketing for Cox Business. "With a complete suite of telecommunications offerings, and the scale to support new capabilities and demands as they emerge, cable business services help organizations enhance patient experiences and improve overall health outcomes. In this era of rapid regulatory, financial, organizational, and technical change, cable companies are delivering the services that matter."

  • Cable is uniquely capable of ensuring complete health system connectivity.
    With award-winning Ethernet services, innovative business-class voice offerings, and unparalleled video expertise, cable connects healthcare systems all the way from the largest hospital campuses to the neighborhoods where patients live and physicians work.
  • Cable delivers the total patient experience.
    From delivering remote patient monitoring services, to ensuring that patients are comfortable with in-room Internet and TV during a hospital stay, cable companies have unmatched experience in providing the information and entertainment services both patients and healthcare workers require.
  • Cable serves the same communities as healthcare companies.
    It's not just cable business services that are everywhere; it's cable customer support. The nearest representatives are always locally available and, because cable companies represent the same customers as regional doctors and hospitals, there is a common interest in supporting and improving the health of those shared communities.

Among the cable companies exhibiting at this year's HIMSS conference are Charter Business, Comcast Business, Cox Business, and Time Warner Cable Business Class/NaviSite. To hear case studies, learn about capabilities, and understand more about cable's commitment to healthcare from the companies in attendance, please contact Mark Tordik at 215-644-6503, mtordik@broadpathpr.com.

About CTAM

CTAM, the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing, is a non-profit, professional association, focused on driving business results through a mix of cooperative marketing, strategic collaboration, and education. On behalf of its 80 corporate members, the organization leads the Residential Products and Business Services Councils, and delivers a robust executive education series. In addition, CTAM facilitates national cooperative marketing efforts, including the Cable MoverĀ® and "TV Everywhere" initiatives. The corporate website is www.ctam.com and CTAM can be found on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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for CTAM
Mark Tordik, 215-644-6503
mtordik@broadpathpr.com

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Nation's Cable Companies Prove the Power of Business Connectivity at 2014 HIMSS Conference

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for CTAM
Mark Tordik, 215-644-6503
mtordik@broadpathpr.com