Cisco launches HealthPresence technology at HIMSS

Cisco formally debuted its HealthPresence telemedicine platform at HIMSS on Monday.  It’s a combination of video teleconferencing and telehealth devices in an ‘remote office’ setting that is very high quality and interactive for patient and doctor/clinician.  The system has been in test here in the US and internationally for some time (Molina Healthcare California, Argentina–Telecare Aware 20 Jan) but beginning March 2010 it will be available in the US, Canada and Europe. The release (a very long slog) also included that it is a FDA Class I medical device.