On September 17, 2016, the Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI) got the chance to tour Cisco’s Herndon, VA facility with a small group of Hill staff.
The group was greeted by Diane Cashin, Ms. Cashin is the Global Healthcare Experience Specialist with Cisco focused on why technology innovation is the enabler for healthcare transformation. Diane is passionate about how technology will move from reactive care to proactive health — touching the lives of every human being — which may be the most important innovation of the 21st century Diane creates solutions with Cisco Partners that solve complex clinical, business and operational challenges by leveraging network, mobility, data analytics and security architectures to achieve their outcomes. Enterprise and cloud architectures make new models of care possible and in today’s mobile environment care providers need the right information delivered to the right action takers, on their preferred device, securely and proactively. Diane engages consultatively with healthcare executives to explore how the Internet of Things, Digitization, Patient Safety, Clinical Alarm Management, Asset Management and Telemedicine create an exceptional patient and clinical care team experience through operational excellence and policy-based workflow optimization. Diane’s goal is to make technology invisible and easy for care providers and their patients and families.
After a briefing with Ms. Cashin, the group moved on to the iSchool Initiative’s bus with Travis Allen, CEO of iSchool Initiative. Travis Allen is a young visionary for digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing non-proﬁt organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 26 states & three continents, allowing him to reach an audience of over 200,000 people! The bus is home to a number of unique learning tools for students. By way of games, the students are able to remain engaged and learn in a modern environment. He has been featured on CNN, Hufﬁngton Post and Forbes magazine. In 2012, he was the winner of Google Young Minds competition and visited the White House for Education Datapalooza. Travis is quickly becoming one of the most influential leaders of the emerging digital learning movement.