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Cisco Awarded American Hospital Association Endorsement


Cisco wireless networking products recognized for superior performance in healthcare environments

SAN JOSE - Cisco® today announced that its wireless networking products have won the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) exclusive endorsement. Over a span of several months, AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association, conducted a comprehensive selection process that included products and systems developed by the top wireless networking product vendors focused on the healthcare market. The Cisco wireless networking products were ultimately selected for their exceptional security, reliability, industry-leading customer support and overall strategic fit for hospitals.

“The AHA is committed to helping its members choose technology solutions that best meet the rigorous demands of today’s hospital environments,” said Anthony J. Burke, president and CEO of AHA Solutions, Inc. “Cisco clearly demonstrated that they have the right wireless technology products for AHA member hospitals of all sizes, including rural and community hospitals.”

Cisco joins a robust Technology Platform created through recommendation and strategic input from independent industry experts and AHA Solutions’ Technology Advisory Committee, a group of influential IT leaders from AHA member hospitals. The goal of the Technology Platform is to serve as a resource to hospitals in their pursuit to adopt technology solutions that will assist in delivering the highest level of patient care, improving physician and employee satisfaction and operational performance, while complying with security and privacy regulations.

The Cisco products endorsed by the AHA include all of the components of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, specifically Cisco wireless LAN Controllers, Cisco Wireless Control System, Cisco Aironet Access Points, and Cisco Wireless Location Appliance.

“Cisco is honored to receive the AHA’s exclusive endorsement, and we look forward to helping AHA member hospitals implement Cisco wireless technology,” said Jeffrey Rideout, M.D., vice president of healthcare, Internet Business Solutions Group and Chief Medical Officer at Cisco. “The AHA endorsement underscores Cisco’s commitment to enable hospitals to benefit from the transformative effect that information technology can have to make care delivery more safe, effective, and patient-centered.”


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