CISO Manufacturing Summit | Jul 15, 2020 | Virtual Summit - Real-time Online Conversations



Interoperability in Healthcare (or the lack of)

Thought Leadership - 11:35 am - 11:55 am

John Glaser from the Harvard Business Review stated the following: "The Covid-19 pandemic presents the U.S. health care system with a mind-boggling array of challenges. One of the most urgent is coping with a simultaneous glut and dearth of information. Between tracking outbreaks, staying abreast of the latest information on effective treatments and vaccine development, keeping tabs on how each patient is doing, and recognizing and documenting a seemingly endless stream of weird new symptoms, the entire medical community is being chronically overwhelmed." 

The root cause has always pointed to a systemic lack of interoperability in healthcare and life sciences (HCLS). 

In this presentation, I will explore how Equinix, not typically associated with supporting the HCLS industry, is using its platform as the foundation to help fix healthcare by addressing interoperability. I will show how the Healthcare industry can construct a path towards interoperability by: 

  1. Using Equinix as the foundation for interconnection 
  2. Building regional hubs in key markets/geographies
  3. Leveraging our dense ecosystem of companies to peer privately and securely

Presented by:

Tim Waters, Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences (HCLS) for the Americas, Equinix View details


Sponsored by:

Equinix View details