Through the JHI, Cisco and the Government of Jordan are providing thought leadership in ICT-enabled healthcare solutions and supporting the implementation of care-at-a-distance solutions. Leveraging Cisco HealthPresence solutions (http://www.cisco.com/
· Two HealthPresence clinics have now been successfully implemented and are fully operational. The first clinic, launched in June 2011 at Mafraq Governmental Hospital, connects patients from the Mafraq area in northeast Jordan with specialists (Dermatologists, Nephrologists, and Cardiologists)
A mobile health project orchestrated in collaboration with the Jordan Breast Cancer Program (JBCP) and King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) has also been operational since February 2013. Serving the female population from the Mafraq area, this is the first mobile cancer screening unit in Jordan to utilize Cisco technology solutions. A second mobile clinic is scheduled to go live in the summer 2013 timeframe. The Jordan Breast Cancer Program is a national program led and supported by the King Hussein Cancer Foundation, for the development and provision of comprehensive services for the early detection and screening of all women in Jordan. The Cisco solutions being utilised include Cisco TelePresence, high definition video conferencing and advanced audio, for the purpose of collaboration and communication between clinical staff; as well as Cisco networking and security technologies to facilitate the transfer of mammography images from the mammography unit at the mobile clinic to the radiology department at KHCC. In addition, Cisco digital media signage has been provided and is being used to educate patients and staff involved in the program.
A clinical collaboration project with the Royal Medical Services (RMS) has also been launched. Phase 1 of this initiative will enable clinician-to-
The Jordan Healthcare Initiative was originally initiated by His Majesty King Abdullah II and Cisco’s Chairman and CEO John Chambers at the World Economic Forum’s January 2010 Annual Meeting in Davos. The two leaders agreed to have their representatives explore opportunities for Cisco and the Jordanian government to collaborate to transform Jordan’s healthcare delivery system. It is governed by a Steering Committee comprising committee members who include senior government healthcare representatives and a director from Cisco. The steering committee provides strategic direction for the JHI and has established a program management office that reports to the members and is responsible for all JHI operations.