June 7, 2010 – Cisco network devices may be edging toward firmware that tags content. Cisco may have a new endeavor seeks to keep privacy top priority while working to enhance the exchange of user-friendly personal health records.

MarketWatch recently reported on this new patient indexing project in their article, “Cisco and Electronic Health Network Build Medical Data Exchange Program — Designed to Connect Primary Care Physicians, Specialists and Patients Across South Carolina” Cisco’s Medical Data Exchange Solution (MDES) has been selected for deployment across 22 locations in South Carolina by Electronic Health Network. Physicians will use Cisco MDES as the platform for Electronic Health Network’s electronic health record and personal health record solutions to create a medical information exchange among 60 general practitioners and 137 specialist physicians.

The demands for medical data exchange services and electronic health records continue to expand as pressures to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care increases. All that makes it ever more important to get this project right.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.