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...

Value through commoditization – parallels across devices

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Value is such an important topic in Healthcare these days. As we transition from fee for service to fee for outcomes and our technology and data requirements per patient increase, stretching the output of technology capital spend is critical to success: funds not spent today can be invested in expansion and new care solutions. There Read more...

Monitoring Electronic Medical Records systems using Care Systems Analytics

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Downtime in healthcare costs on average nearly $10,000 per minute.  Event correlation in Electronic Medical Records EMR, systems prevents downtime, saving money, and providing a better patient experience.  Healthcare IT professionals must understand the total cost of downtime for the EMR systems they support.  Measuring and understanding these costs prevents outages, in turn preventing costly Read more...

VMworld 2016 Session Voting open May 3 – May 24

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Working in healthcare IT we often do things a little bit different.  We may not create monstrous development environments, and our application deployments may happen less often on average than our counterparts in manufacturing, but our applications are often on the front lines of patient care.  Since joining VMware as a Healthcare IT professional I Read more...

Improve Reliability by Shrinking Datacenter Fault Domains with Software

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Security and Reliability are the primary objectives of all Healthcare infrastructure. Reliability is a complex emergent property of all of the underlying required components. Today, Blade Chassis and Shared Storage represent large Fault Domains that are no longer necessary, and it’s time to take a good hard look at our datacenter design decisions because we Read more...

Healthcare Security and Storage: Transformation Better Together

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We recently polled our Healthcare CIOs as part of our CHIME membership. Their top two priorities for 2016 align perfectly to our security and storage offerings: ‘Security and Compliance’ and ‘Reducing Costs/Financial Restraints’. The pivot from traditional infrastructure to software-defined security and storage addresses the top two priorities exquisitely, allowing Healthcare providers to reduce the Read more...

Securing and Simplifying M&A with NSX

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Securing and Simplifying Mergers and Acquisitions with NSX You have just been pulled into the planning process for the most recent M&A.  Hundreds of items need to be addressed… The first question is always “when will the new executive team have access to email and critical corporate business systems?”  Followed quickly by “how long will Read more...

IT is the Foundation, not the Point of Healthcare Information Technology

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Four key themes continue to resonate with healthcare provider CIOs in almost every meeting that I’ve had this year: Empowered Clinicians – Right information, right device, right time Engaged Patients – Enable patients to manage their own care Support a Community – Scale to support a community not just a hospital Secure Patient Information, Persistent Availability – Intrinsic security, stability, Read more...

Hands on with Secure Healthcare Desktops

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        Security breaches cost healthcare companies millions of dollars every year.  We continue to become more innovative with our security, but often times focus on the server and perimeter networks.  When it comes to the desktop, security is all to often a small piece of a larger design, something focused only on Read more...