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Making the Healthcare Hybrid Cloud a Reality

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What is VMware Cloud on AWS?   AWS is a market leader in the public cloud market.  Many new companies have launched businesses on the platform, and a number of traditional companies have adopted a new way of bringing products and services to market.   At the most basic level, VMware Cloud on AWS is Read more...

Monitor all the healthcare things.

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In healthcare IT, most of the monitoring tools overlap in functionality, providing the teams with multiple views, each with different interpretations. Driving efficiency across traditional infrastructure, public and private clouds, and especially the virtual and physical networks enables an improved provider and patient experience by preventing downtime.  Simplifying monitoring, while not always glamorous, not only Read more...

VMworld 2017- A Healthcare IT perspective

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With VMworld 2017 behind us, it is a great time to look at what VMware announced, VMware’s direction, and what all this means for Healthcare IT.  From partnering with Amazon Web Services, to adding additional cross cloud functionality, and enhancing security, this is an amazing time to be a part of the VMware Healthcare journey. Read more...

VMworld 2017: A healthcare focus

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For healthcare IT, it is far too easy to become bogged down with the day-to-day tasks.  VMworld is a great opportunity to spend some time with others in the field, and explore the direction the industry is going.  With everything going on at the conference, it is important to prioritize, and what better way to Read more...

Managing the Healthcare Cloud

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A Cloud Standards Consumer Council paper titled, “Impact of Cloud Computing on Health Care” states, “There is substantial growth in demand for health care services because of aging populations, the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and comorbidities. Concurrently, there are cost pressures stemming from the need to do more and higher quality work with fewer Read more...

VMworld 2017 Session Voting Open

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This year VMworld session voting occurs earlier than usual.  For many of us, customers, partners, and employees alike, this is our chance to get our ideas out in front of others, and share our successes, struggles, and even a few laughs.  For those of you not familiar with the process of submitting a session, I Read more...

Himss 2017: Modernization Security Mobility Innovation, and Socks

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Himss 2017 was an engaging conference for the VMware team.  Conversations with curious customers and conference attendees, enthusiastic booth staff, and exceptional speakers provided significant opportunities for networking and learning for all.   VMware hosted “THE WORLDS’ MOST FAMOUS HACKER” – Kevin Mitnick – in our booth doing live hacking demonstrations and drawing attention to Read more...

Win an Amazon Echo Dot from VMware

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Put your HIT knowledge to the test and be entered to win a new Amazon Echo Dot during our weekly random drawings. Here’s how to win: Follow us on Twitter (@VMwareHIT) Reply to our weekly question with the correct multiple choice answer Tag your response with the hashtag #HITJourney ***Only those with the correct answer Read more...

Understanding the cost of healthcare IT

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There is sometimes a perception by healthcare technology users that virtual machines are free, and resources are unlimited.  We, as healthcare IT professionals, have a responsibility to properly set expectations with our application and financial teams, and to show them the true costs of the projects they undertake to help healthcare providers. Cost of the Read more...

Cloud Foundation: A Healthcare Infrastructure Baseline

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Cryptographer Ralph Merkle said, “The new technologies that we see coming will have major benefits that will greatly alleviate human suffering.”  Making those technologies available to care providers is the mission of healthcare IT.  VMware’s Cloud Foundation is the baseline for the healthcare infrastructure.  Healthcare IT must provide infrastructure to internal customers as a utility Read more...