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Kindred Healthcare

 

Kindred Healthcare Continues Business Through Disaster

“As a healthcare provider, in the case of a disaster, it is of the utmost importance that Kindred Healthcare can continue to do business as usual. And that means making sure that our internal service providers can maintain operational readiness even during a disaster. We contract with SunGard to provide our IT staff with 250 offsite PCs in the case of a disaster. The hardware independence of VMware ACE gives our users seamless access to their specific ‘Kindred tool set,’ regardless of the x86 hardware SunGard provides us. Knowing our staff will be able to keep Kindred Healthcare doing business as usual, using their same day-to-day computing environment, is an enormous benefit.”

— Rob Rhodes, Technical Consultant

Lakeridge Health Network

 

Lakeridge Health is one of the largest community hospitals in Ontario, Canada, serving more than 600,000 residents of Durham Region. Consisting of three acute hospitals, one specialty hospital, and several off-site facilities, Lakeridge Health manages more than 540 inpatient beds and employs more than 4,000 staff and physicians. Lakeridge Health is coming out of a multi-year capital freeze affecting IT. By deploying VMware Horizon (with View), Lakeridge Health now offers physicians bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and new remote access capabilities. Lakeridge Health also implemented VMware vSphere to bring its data center and Meditech clinical system hardware up to date. Benefits include improved patient privacy and hospital safety; improved physician satisfaction and remote access to systems; better data center performance; and hundreds of thousands of dollars of savings in hardware costs.

“When we evaluated the systems side-by-side on value—in terms of price for functionality—there was no question that VMware was the best choice. We’re talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars of difference.”

— Colin Stairs, CIO and Chief Privacy Office

Laurens County Healthcare System

 

Laurens County Health Care System wanted to attest to Stage 1 of Meaningful Use by summer 2013 but knew it couldn’t deploy Meditech in a physical data center environment because of cost and reliability concerns.

“Physicians are very excited that they can use their own devices from anywhere to access Meditech and review EMRs [electronic medical records] and patient data without physically having to come into the hospital,”

— Gina Driggers, IT Director at Laurens County Healthcare System

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

 

Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust virtualized 90 percent of its IT estate within a year when it achieved a 12 to 1 server consolidation ratio, avoiding £300,000 in extra server investment.

“Virtualizing with VMware has made us far more agile as an organization. We’re able to develop and deliver new services more quickly than ever before, which ultimately makes a huge difference to our patient care. Virtualization has also been the foundation for our move to a new cloud infrastructure through which we will deliver IT services to our own users and have the capability to provide similar services to other NHS trusts. With cost savings the number one priority for the public sector today, VMware has already helped us achieve huge reductions across the board in our organisation including a 75 per cent savings in power costs.”

— Dr Zafar Chaudry, CIO

Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe

 

Brak fizycznej możliwości zainstalowania kolejnych serwerów skłonił dział IT w Lotniczym Pogotowiu Ratunkowym do decyzji o próbie wprowadzenia wirtualizacji do swojej infrastruktury. Brak miejsca hamował nie tylko rozwój usług świadczonych wewnątrz Lotniczego Pogotowia Ratunkowego, ale także ograniczał możliwość wdrożenia sprzętu potrzebnego do prowadzenia testów. Prowadzenie testów na fizycznych maszynach samo w sobie jest utrudnione i nieefektywne - przy maszynach wirtualnych wykonanie klona działającej maszyny wirtualnej lub stworzenie nowego serwera z wykonanego wcześniej wzorca to kwestia paru kliknięć myszką. W wyniku wdrożenia rozwiązań VMware firma uzyskała możliwość dalszego rozwoju dzięki skonsolidowaniu swoich serwerów. Ułatwione też zostało zarządzanie wirtualnymi serwerami oraz skrócono czas reakcji na potrzeby biznesowe. Ograniczono także pobór prądu elektrycznego, którego konsumpcja przy takiej liczbie fizycznych serwerów byłaby znacznie wyższa.

“Gdy wybieraliśmy oprogramowanie firmy VMware do wirtualizacji serwerów, nie było dla niego żadnej rozsądnej, stabilnej alternatywy. Dziś jesteśmy zadowoleni z tej decyzji i nie zamienilibyśmy go na rozwiązanie konkurencyjne.”

— Maciej Paczesny, CIO

Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter

 

Discover how Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter replaced its old desktops with Wyse Zero clients running VMware View. The virtualized desktop environment is less expensive to run and easier to manage.

“VMware View allowed us to clean up and centralize our desktop environment. It improved the manageability of our desktop systems, reduced our desktop costs, and delivered green benefits in the form of power savings.”

— Rob Stumpf, Director of Information Technology

Manitoba Blue Cross

 

VMware vSphere Creates A Flexible, Portable Virtual Infrastructure That Increases Availability, While VMware Site Recovery Manager Automates Disaster Recovery Processes

“VMware Site Recovery Manager has turned disaster recovery from a manual process into a push-button operation. It’s hard to put a price tag on that kind of simplification.”

— Bill Fleury, Systems Administrator

McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital

 

A community healthcare network uses VMware View 4 to reduce IT administration burdens and accelerate patient care.

“VMware is helping us improve workflow, build a more secure environment, and reduce administrative overhead of the software—those are our three biggest successes by far.”

— Tim Walters, Network Administrator

Medi-IT

 

Craig Barlow, working in Medi-IT represents hospitals in Central Finland. They have been using VMware products for its reliability, flexibility and ease of use. He shares his personal experience with VMware & ESX dating back to version 2. He discusses about ESX environment running 5.1 and their View 5.2 environment. Their roadmap for the next year and the year after is to move as much of the healthcare servers into the virtualized environment.

Medical Center of Central Georgia

 

Hospital Consolidates Datacenter Servers and Security for Compliance, Autofailover and Cost Reduction

“With VMware, we were not only able to consolidate our servers, but we gained built-in redundancy and failover in the event of any server. Along with failover, Trend Micro security has been key for increasing our confidence in the ability to avoid disruptions to patient-critical services.”

— Ty Smallwood, Information Services Security Officer

Metro Health

 

Hear Metro Health CIO Bill Lewkowski and Technology Strategist Aivars Aspite explain the benefits of VMware View and Epic as the basis of their desktop virtualization strategy. Learn how the hospital is providing physicians and clinicians secure anytime, anywhere access to the data they need to provide the best possible patient care.

"When I look at our virtualization strategy, our cloud strategy, our technology infrastructure strategy moving forward and being innovative our key vendor in all of that is VMware. They have provided the virtualization in our data center, they are providing that virtualization in our desktop environment. We really look at it as a strategic advantage. It’s a way to extend who we are, to not let it constrain our vision and our strategies, and extend out beyond our four walls at Metro."

— Bill Lewkowski, CIO

MidMichigan Health

 

Health System Improves Efficiency, Clinician Experience, Face Time with Patients by Virtualizing Desktops

“What our clinicians know is that now technology is an enabler, an integral part of care delivery. Making it easier to process information allows them to focus more directly on patient care.”

— Ryan D. Winn, Vice President and CIO

Monroe Clinic

 

As Low-Cost, Open Architecture Platform, Zimbra Frees Monroe Clinic Resources to Invest in Quality Care

“By implementing Zimbra, we deliver world-class communication services to our employees, while achieving cost savings that we can reinvest in patient care and medical equipment.”

— Kevin Soukup, Senior System Administrator

Mountain Medical Physician Specialists

 

Physician Practice Embraces VMware Zimbra, Virtualization to Cut Costs, Raise Productivity, Support Growth

“I think a lot of people will want to move to Zimbra when they understand the feature sets, simplicity and cost savings.”

— Kerry Cox, CIO

National Physician Services

 

Formed by physicians over 10 years ago, National Physician Services (NPS) is a healthcare technology company located in Hartford, CT. NPS provides technology solutions to healthcare providers to support the workflow of practices that increase efficiency, fulfill regulatory requirements and enhance patient care. NPS purchased and implemented VMware hybrid cloud solutions to develop and test applications, reduce their CAPEX infrastructure, as well as use it for their disaster recovery implementation.

“Using the VMware vCloud Air platform, we now have the cutover capabilities to a mirror disaster recovery environment to ensure uptime for those critical systems our physicians use to threat their patients. This improves our ability to recover quickly from outages and allows us to reduce expenses from other technologies we used as contingency for any system issues. By utilizing the VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery technologies, we have reduced our existing RPO by 74% and our RTO by 90%.”

— Bryan Graven, Chief Executive Officer, National Physician Services (NPS)

National Physician Services

 

VMware Webcast Series: Cloud Based Disaster Recovery in Action

No business likes to be vulnerable to downtime or loss of data. However, the complexity and expense of traditional disaster recovery solutions force many businesses to make tradeoffs, and operate with only a limited or no disaster recovery plans. VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery introduces native cloud-based disaster recovery capabilities for VMware vSphere virtual environments. Join us for this webcast and learn how recovery-as-a-service solution is helping businesses protect their environment by using the cloud. Customers featured in this webcast include: MIT Media Lab, National Physicians Services (NPS) and Plainview.

Customer Panel:

  • Michael Bletsas, Director of Computing, MIT Media Lab
  • Bryan Graven, CEO, National Physicians Services (NPS)
  • Jerry Sanchez, CIO, Hosting Operations, Planview

VMware Moderator:
  • Nicole Kim

“For National Physician Services, vCloud Air Disaster Recovery has been scalable, responsive and cost effective.”

— Bryan Graven, CEO, National Physician Services (NPS)

Navicure

 

Navicure a leading Internet-based medical claims clearinghouse that helps physician practices increase profitability through improved claims reimbursement and staff productivity. Discover how they plan on using vCloud Suite and vCenter Operations Management Suite to manage their virtual environment.

"vCenter Operations Manager will allow us to drill down into symptoms that we're seeing and be able to identify the root problem"

— Donald Wilkins, IT Director, Navicure

Navicure

 

Healthcare claims company Navicure is gaining better control and optimization across its IT infrastructure thanks to a comprehensive monitoring and operational management approach built on VMware.

"vCenter Operations Manager is key to understanding your infrastructure. If you don’t have it today, you're going to be very reactive to some of your pains and the troubles you're dealing with. It allows you to project where you're growing and where you need to put your money into resources, whether that's more storage, compute resources, or network resources."

— Donald Wilkins, Director of IT

Nederlands Herseninstituut

 

Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience(NIN) offers students stable and flexible workstations with Horizon (with View)

Desktop virtualization based on Horizon (with View) offers students who are working temporarily at the institution a stable and flexible workstation. They have access to complete functionality for data analysis, research and producing reports. At the same time the environment can easily be managed centrally using an image, so that installation and updates are rolled out centrally. Automatic replication of servers using Site Recovery Manager (SRM) also o¬ffers the institution easy and reliable contingency fallback. In the case of disaster, research can quickly be resumed from different locations.

“We now offer students 40 complete workstations they may freely use. Managing them has been set up centrally based on one image. So we can implement changes and updates quickly, and remotely”

— Adriaan Klop, IT manager

Nevro Corporation

 

This video montage, which aired during Bill Fathers keynote session at VMworld 2014, features customers using vCloud Air. SAIC, Iatric Systems and Perforce Software discusses how VMware vCloud Air is changing the way they do business and how they have benefited.

“The ability to have vCloud Air be a transparent extension of our VMware environment allows us to prototype new applications internally and then deploy them to vCloud Air within a push of a button.”

— Jeff Wilson, IT Director, Nevro Corporation
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