Meaningful Healthcare IT @ VMworld 2011 Las Vegas – Part 1

VMworld 2011 Las Vegas is over although the excitement and industry buzz around Healthcare continues.  This year we were delighted to see the number of healthcare industry attendees double along with the number of industry breakout sessions and ancillary networking events.  Our customers were very eager to share their healthcare virtualization best practices as well as just get a chance to network with their peers.  We are also proud to have once again welcomed many of the leading EHR and medical imaging applications vendors (ISV’s) to VMworld.  It was great to have our healthcare ISV partners participating in joint customer conversations, labs and panel discussions. Finally it was great to see old friends and partners and of course make new ones.  In fact at times I felt like I was at HIMSS!

It’s exhilarating to see how the industry continues to innovate and leverage virtualization to help transform the delivery of healthcare products and services.  It’s as equally exciting to get a glimpse of some exciting new products and solutions that promise to solve some truly stubborn Healthcare IT issues.  With that in mind I thought I would try to highlight some interesting healthcare content and announcements.

In part 2 of this blog I will focus on some of the new product/project announcements including Horizon Mobile, Project Octopus and Compliance Solutions. These products will enable healthcare to start building the Next Generation Clinical Workspace that will connect clinicians with thier data and their patients wherever they are.  More on that in a future blog. 😉

On behalf of the entire VMware Healthcare team I would like to personally thank everyone who attended VMworld 2011 Las Vegas and for continuing to improve the cost, quality and delivery of patient care..for all of us.

For our European customers and partners I will see you in Copenhagen Denmark for VMworld Europe Oct 18th-20th.


Frank Nydam

Director Healthcare Solutions & Market Development


Dell Mobile Clinical Computing and VMware View

Dell announces that its Mobile Clinical Computing (MCC) is now certified under the VMware Ready™ Desktop Solutions program.  The MCC solution builds on Dell Desktop Virtual Solutions architecture adding tools, features and services designed to enhance clinical workflow by simplifying doctor and nurse access to critical patient care applications and information. VMware View™ centralizes clinical desktops and point-of-care applications into the private cloud or datacenter enabling them to be delivered as a secure managed service to any qualified end point device.

VMware, Imprivata & Teradici Collaborate to Improve Clinician Mobility and Workflow

Later this year, doctors will be able to use an authentication badge that incorporates Teradici zero client firmware, Imprivata’s OneSign authentication technology and VMware’s new backend View 5 software to roam from one virtualized desktop to another.

With Teradici’s PC-over-IP (PCoIP) firmware and remote client chip, Imprivata’s OneSign authentication technology will allow doctors to swipe a card to log in to remote desktops.

PCoIP zero clients are remote cloud-based PCs that lack a CPU, applications, OS, device drivers, fan or hard drive. The clients are optimized for real-time data and high-quality imaging while pulling the data from the host.

Advancing the End-User Computing Journey for Healthcare

Blog post by Tisa Murdock VMware Healthcare Product Line Manager for VMware View.  Tisa discusses her customer panel she hosted. The customers included.

  • Metro Health is using Epic as their EMR and they have successfully ThinApped nearly 400 applications.
  • Johns Hopkins is an Allscripts Eclipsys shop and they currently have 8,000 virtual desktops provisioned.
  • Children Hospital of Central CA is using MEDITECH and are moving towards  a “bring your own device policy” for the Doc’s and includes View Client for iPad deployments
  • MidMichigan Health uses Cerner Instant Access for their 1,000+ virtualized desktops with proximity badge “tap in, tap out” access through Imprivata OneSign


Medical Imaging Demo’s at Teradici’s Booth with VMware View and PCoIP


(below) Vital Images – Vitrea on Tyco Touch Screen Zero Client




In the following weeks the will post recording and presentations for most of the following Healthcare Sesstions at VMworld.

Session ID Title
SEC1544 Compliance and Trust in the Cloud
SEC3030 The Doctor Is IN..And Out..And All About
CIM1786 ITSM – Healthcare Governance and Compliance
EUC1568 VMware View – Bridging the Remote Access Gap
CIM3177 Strategies for Pushing Past Virtualization to the Private Cloud
EUC2051 VMware View 5.0 Reference Architecture
EUC1656 Customer Panel: Modernize the Clinical Desktop for Better Patient Care
VSP2693 Customer Panel: Healthcare and the Journey to the Cloud)
CIM3177 Performing Disaster Recovery and Patient Recovery Miracles
EUC2051 Choosing Clients for VMware View
CAP2471 A Customer Scenario for Next-Generation Data Management with vFabric
VSP3122 Designing Your Network for Multi-Site vSphere and vCloud Director Deployments
TEX3304 Virtualized solutions for Healthcare – A Primer
TEX2824 Challenging View Use Cases from ISV Partners



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