Posted by Pramod Mahadevan Technical Alliance Mgr.
For healthcare Independent Software Vendors, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that the market is growing rapidly. As an example, look at the electronic medical record (EMR) segment: a recent analyst report predicts 18% annual growth in EMR spending from 2010 through 2015 which is proving to be accurate. The outlook is similar for segments such as picture archiving and information systems (PACS), point of care systems, and health information systems (HIS) for radiology, emergency, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, and many other specialties.
But the bad news is the highly competitive and fragmented nature of the healthcare market—the EMR segment alone has more than 1,000 players. As a result, ISVs have to achieve competitive differentiation through not just product features, but the ability to meet stringent availability, security and performance requirements that is cost effective for the customer —or risk being overlooked in major procurements. The nature of the competition is also changing. In the past, ISVs won new business with features and functionality. Now, the battleground has shifted to IT issues such as availability, security, performance, compliance and user experience— areas where many ISVs have to invest time and resources on addressing infrastructure issues rather than innovation around their products.
That’s why the most successful healthcare ISVs are building on alliances with data center vendors such as VMware to offer joint solutions for hospitals, clinics, and physician offices. VMware Technology Alliance Partners in the healthcare space include both market leaders and innovative startups. By partnering with VMware, healthcare ISVs can offer validated virtualized solutions that address their customers’ key concerns about availability, scalability, reliability, and performance. VMware technology also provides deployment options: ISVs can deliver clinical applications on-premise or via the cloud.
VMware healthcare solutions address three primary areas: Private/Public Cloud for Healthcare, point of care solutions, and compliance and automation.
Posted by Chris Carrier Director, Alliance Marketing
Learn how Daughters of Charity Health Systems (DCHS), a regional health system with six hospitals in California, relies on VMware View desktop virtualization software and Wyse P20 zero clients to quickly deploy virtual desktops that optimize the end-user experience – and give their clinicians the anytime anywhere access they need to provide better patient care.
In this video, Michael Day, Vice President of Information Technology, DCHS shares how the desktop virtualization solution from VMware and Wyse addresses key infrastructure challenges and desktop performance issues faced by his organization. Dan O’Farrell, Director of Product Marketing, Wyse discusses some of the significant benefits of VMware View 5.1 and Wyse’s continued tradition of Day One Support for View.
Posted by David Martin Intel Alliance Marketing Director
Last week at the HIMMS conference, Peake Healthcare Innovations, a joint venture of Harris Corporation and Johns Hopkins Medicine, debuted a solution developed in tandem with VMware and Intel Corporation. It’s a secure cloud platform for the management and delivery of enterprise medical imaging to any healthcare facility. This powerful solution enables physicians and other healthcare personnel to quickly and securely access medical images from a variety of end-user devices.
Imagine being a doctor in remote facility and being able to instantly and securely provide access to a patient’s medical images through the cloud to the iPad of a clinical expert who practices 300 or 3,000 miles away. That process used to be costly and take days to deploy but now it is affordable and takes only a matter of minutes.