VMware helps hospitals make the most of IoT

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By Mimi Spier; VP Internet of Things, Marketing, Business Development and Strategy at VMware ‘Connected Health’ is a rapidly growing aspect of healthcare. According to a 2016 survey by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), 52 percent of US hospitals use three or more connected health technologies and 47 percent plan to expand 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...

Recent VMware Product Updates

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To a care provider from a century ago, today’s healthcare would likely seem like science fiction.  VMware continues to innovate, enabling Healthcare IT to improve patient care through technology.  Over the past several months, we have introduced a number of improvements to existing products which provide new functionality; and a new deployment and maintenance model. Read more...

VMware RDS Hosted Applications Announced as Target Platform for Epic 2015

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VMware Solution Passes Wide Range of Usability, Performance, and Scalability Tests for Application Delivery VMware RDS hosted applications is now included in the Epic 2015 Target Platform list.  Target Platform helps guide healthcare organizations to choose validated architectures and platforms for the delivery of the electronic medical record (EMR) vendor’s software. VMware RDS hosted applications Read more...

Application Centric Storage in Healthcare

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Datacenter storage costs can be as high as 50% of healthcare capital budgets.  Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) saves capital cost, providing a higher level of performance at a more manageable cost.  Clinicians rely on the VMware platform for their applications, which are required to deliver care.  It is our responsibility to continuously provide a better Read more...

How hospitals can protect against phishing while embracing remote work with VMware and Imprivata

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Guest Post by Dan Borgasano, Imprivata Healthcare users are increasingly mobile. Now their secure two-factor authentication options are mobile too. VMware and Imprivata have further strengthened their partnership by integrating Imprivata Confirm ID for Remote Access into VMware Digital Clinical Workspace  environments. The solution enables VMware Workspace ONE users to use the same Imprivata DEA-compliant authentication Read more...

VMworld 2016 Healthcare Sessions and Events

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Every year preparing for VMworld is a mad race to get the best content in front of customers, partners, and fans.  This year at VMworld, we have a number new sessions, and also will be introducing our first VMworld Healthcare Hands on Labs.   Breakout Sessions and Quick Talks Breakout sessions are a great way Read more...

How VMware NSX Secures and Simplifies M&A

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Why Use VMware NSX for Mergers and Acquisitions? The trend of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is on the rise for healthcare providers and it is not slowing down. As MACRA is defined over the next few years and reimbursals are modified, we will see continued pressure to consolidate healthcare organizations. There will be impact to Read more...