Healthcare M&A, the New Norm

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Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are happening more routinely and quicker than ever in healthcare.  These events are extremely complex and challenging for people, process and technology.  With the right foundation and operational models in place IT can greatly reduce the risk, cost and complexity of these changes.  Executing on a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) Read more...

The Healthcare Security Conundrum

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It seems like ages ago the HIPAA guidelines were adopted. It got a bit more complex as the HITECH requirements and financial implications increased. Following that, Meaningful Use Stage 2, encryption and the like is creating some additional technical challenges. Protecting patient data and secure it using best practices that your organization can muster has Read more...

The next generation clinical workspace – making for a better Digital Health experience.

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We have already entered the era of digital health. However, today it is far from an efficient model.  Interconnectivity standards are more proprietary than open, resulting in a fragmented and ineffective model.  Currently, Digital Health itself is not healthy.  Digital Health is a rapidly evolving agglomeration of applications, interfaces, devices, workflows, along with other related Read more...

The Changing Face of Healthcare Security – Leveraging a Zero Trust Model to Protect Your Critical Assets

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Post for Chris Logan, Senior Healthcare Strategist, VMware, MBA, CISSP, by Tony Amaddio Senior Healthcare Strategist, VMware The trend of health data breaches for 2015 is staggering. As of October 23rd, the breach tally has affected over 113 million individuals. More importantly, the top six breaches this year have impacted 109.6 million individuals, which accounts Read more...

Secure by design: a healthcare IT imperative

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Healthcare IT is different.  Problems don’t just cost money. With the Internet of Things in our hospitals and clinics, lives can often be at stake.  Designing a secure healthcare IT environment is critical not only to the business, but more importantly to the real end-user, the patient.    Security, in many Healthcare environments, frequently not considered Read more...

See you at eHI Live in Birmingham

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VMware will once again be sponsoring the UK’s largest digital health show in Birmingham on November 3rd and 4th. We’ll be in booth F50. This year we will be showcasing how VMware Healthcare solutions are mobilizing providers and patients saving an incredible 10 minutes every hour as providers access patient charts, and helping drive patient Read more...

Securing the Healthcare Desktop

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In today’s modern healthcare environment, delivering a secure and user friendly computing experience is critical to our adoption of technology.  With growing concerns over security breaches, new demands from providers for better and faster technology, and patients looking for a more personal yet consumer like experience, healthcare technology is under extreme pressure like never before.  Read more...

Healthcare Desktops in the Cloud

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Desktop virtualization is a potentially exciting topic, but one which requires careful planning and resource allocation.  For many healthcare companies, the flexibility and control provided by this technology frees up resources to innovate and focus on customers.  In a traditional desktop virtualization environment, this is simply shifting IT resources to support this new paradigm.  For Read more...

Summer Reading

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I’m sure many of you are looking forward to some vacation, and what summer vacation would be complete without a good book? I have just the book: an action packed thriller about hackers that gain access to corporate data centers, stealing secrets and customer information, leaving a trail of fines, cleanup costs, and tattered brand Read more...

Healthcare Sessions at VMworld US 2015

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Last year, before VMworld U.S. 2014, I wrote down a stretch goal for myself to submit a session for VMworld U.S. 2015.  I have never enjoyed being the center of attention, and public speaking is a skill I am developing.  Imagine my surprise when my session was accepted!  I am very honored; going though the Read more...