Creative Solutions in Healthcare
Creative Solutions in Healthcare Improves Patient Outcomes with VMware vCloud Air
Creative Solutions in Healthcare decided to migrate from its co-located physical environment to the cloud to save costs, improve application availability, and update its core infrastructure to comply with HIPAA requirements. The company turned to VMware to migrate quickly to a more robust infrastructure. Using VMware vCloud Air, they gained the technology and control to achieve HIPAA certification and improve application availability while reducing the IT budget by one-third. The company has been able to extend its capabilities to the cloud and implemented a sophisticated electronic health record (EHR) system, including electronic prescriptions and online physician orders, to improve staff agility and patient care.
“The vCloud Air team had the best onboarding process for any IT project that I’ve been involved with in the last 20 years. We haven't looked back.”
“The infrastructure in a HIPAA-compliant environment needs to be secure with controls for change management and the right firewalls and technology to protect the perimeter. Before moving to vCloud Air, we had policies in place, but we didn’t have the infrastructure to support them. On vCloud Air, we’ve deployed technical controls on our core infrastructure and anti-virus and other solutions in a holistic approach to security that allows us to comply with regulations and achieve HIPAA certification.”
“We have better patient outcomes because of vCloud Air. Our use of the cloud translates directly to technology availability and better capabilities in the hands of our talented, compassionate staff.”
Daughters of Charity Health System
Virtualization With VMware Technology Enables The DCHS IT Department To Provide High Availability And High Performance Within Strict Budgetary Constraints
“The fact that we virtualized our mission-critical emergency room application shows the confidence we have in VMware technology.”
Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital And Research Center
VMware Virtualization Enabled More Predictable Application Performance And Uptime, Eased The Maintenance Load On IT Staff, And Enabled Servers To Be Quickly Provisioned To Meet Changing Business Requirements.
“As a healthcare provider, we never stop work. The virtualized infrastructure provides a degree of surety that the systems necessary for efficient, accurate and high quality patient care will always be available when we need them.”
Implement VMware Infrastructure 3.5 To Facilitate IT Management, Improve Application Performance And Availability, Enhance Disaster Recovery, And Reduce Server Hardware, Maintenance, And Energy Costs
“Anything with Cerner in the title is like throwing the ace of spades on the table. If anything goes wrong with these applications, people all over the organization start to yell and scream. Cerner software is part of the infrastructure that Florida Hospital spent 60 million dollars on, in order to provide a safer environment for our patients and to comply with rigorous HIPAA standards for ensuring the security and privacy of healthcare information. Our Cerner applications our hosted by Cerner, and the fact that they ESX servers speaks volumes about our faith in VMware.”
Fortune 500 Healthcare Company
Virtualization Is The Key To Faster Software Development
“Leveraging a VMware and Intel based virtualization platform for our quality assurance processes lets our teams work with cleaner testing environments, expand the scope of testing, and turn around software builds faster.”
Frederick Memorial Healthcare System
Virtualization Cures Frederick Memorial Healthcare’s Server Ills
“It used to take two to three weeks to procure a server, rack it, cable it, and get the operating system laid down. We can now deploy a server in about 30 minutes. That’s just one of the ways that virtualization has been a big feather in the cap of the engineering department here at the hospital.”
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Frimley Park Hospital has virtualized all of its A&E department desktops using VMware View technology, creating a secure and easy to manage unified system, which has resulted in time savings and a drop in energy bills.
“We pride ourselves in providing our patients with the best possible care and so keeping abreast of the latest innovations and developments is vital to our success. When we virtualised our ED department’s desktops we freed up the IT team’s and clinical staff’s time, paved the way for major energy savings and improved security across the board”
FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA
Fujifilm Medical Systems Rolls Out SaaS Offering of Synapse® PACS, Synapse RIS, Disaster Recovery and Remote Image Archiving to Customers
“Many health care providers, in particular, smaller hospitals and specialized clinics, don’t have the necessary capital to invest in infrastructure or IT staff to support their PACS and medical information management systems. By providing Synapse PACS, Synapse RIS, data storage and archive as managed services, we’re satisfying a need that many of our customers had. Plus, we’ve created opportunities to attract new customers who might otherwise not have considered our Synapse products.”
Gangnam Severance Hospital
By moving to a VDI environment based on VMware View, GSH was able to comply with new data security requirements and improve mobile access to medical information, without requiring costly hardware upgrades.
"We tested old PCs with a view to minimising our procurement spend – and to our surprise, we found no significant performance difference between these and new machines in a VDI environment. So we were able to reduce expenses by continuing to use the current equipment."
When IT becomes a matter of life or death
“VMware is the only provider of virtualization solutions that meets our requirements. As the data center for a hospital, we depend on the absolute reliability of our systems. This must not be compromised in any way regardless of savings measures.”
Hinduja Hospital embraces VMware Zimbra to improve collaboration and support world-class patient care
“We evaluated different solutions in addition to Zimbra. Though all the products offered all the features, we found that Zimbra was more user friendly, and quite easy to maintain. I think a lot of people will want to move to Zimbra when they understand the feature sets, simplicity and cost savings.”
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 challenge was, how do we build a bigger system, vCloud Air has given us a solution that is cost effective, that is secure, that is robust, that is scalable but is something we can also implement very easily and rapidly for the customer”
Iatric Systems, Inc. is using VMware vCloud Air to offer its healthcare software as a service to customers, reducing costs and increasing agility
Thanks to VMware’s vCloud Air solution, Iatric Systems can now offer their healthcare software as a service (SaaS) to its customers in a completely secure manner, reducing cost and increasing agility and scalability.
"The fact that vCloud Air has an ISO Certification, as well as a HIPAA High Tech Certification and they’ll sign a BAA, that gave us a, a very high degree of comfort and that’s something that we’ve been able to take and share with our customers and give them comfort as well."
VMware customers discuss how vCloud Air is changing the way they do business by providing them with flexibility which enables them with new innovations.
A video featuring vCloud Air customers as they discuss how VMware changes the way they do business. Customers featured include: Perforce Software, Legacy Reserves, Custom Windows System, Cloud Business, Carisbrooke Shipping, Bluefin Solutions, Iatric and Nevro Corp.
Alain Delaby, IT manager at IBA talks about his 10 years journey of using VMware virtualization and how it has helped him to have a good continuity of service with their main business applications.
“We are always looking what new features we can bring to our business to make it more reliable and easier to manage and that are the main interests. At this point, VMware is still meeting our expectations so we are continuing to work on that.”
Barriers Fall to Jackson Hospital Virtualization of McKesson HPF Virtualization Cuts Costs, Simplifies IT Management, & Frees Clinicians to Spend More Time with Patients
“Why did we virtualize with VMware vSphere? The question is, why wouldn’t we? Jackson Hospital is aiming for 100 percent datacenter virtualization on vSphere. The benefits are huge, including improved manageability, greater reliability, easier scaling, better leveraging of hardware and software investments, and lower cost.”
John C. Lincoln Health Network
Diagnosis: Overcrowded Data Center. Remedy: Virtualization
“Intel’s Xeon processors work with the VMware Infrastructure 3 platform to give us the maximum server consolidation per dollar. If our virtual infrastructure was a car, we’d be getting more than 100 miles per gallon.”
John Muir Health
VMware vFabric tc Server Streamlines Application Deployment. John Muir Health is a not-for-profit health care organization that includes two of the largest medical centers in Contra Costa County, California – the Walnut Creek and Concord campuses of John Muir Medical Center.
“With tc Server, we have a more reliable and maintainable deployment strategy and it takes a lot less time. In the past, having to restart Tomcat, we could easily spend 30 minutes to an hour just setting up an instance and getting it running. Now, with tc Server, it’s a few clicks, and it takes less than 15 minutes to get an application up and running.”
Kadlec Medical Center
Use VMware Technology To Guarantee The Availability Of Healthcare Critical Applications While Saving Money, Power And Space In The Datacenter
“Running applications on ESX ensures their reliability, which is the number-one reason we began adopting it across the board in our datacenter. So many of our applications and systems are absolutely vital to staff and patients. So making sure they’re available whenever they’re needed is our paramount concern.”
Kaweah Delta Health Care District
Kaweah Delta Health Care District is using VMware to Dramatically Improve Availability and Run Tier 1, Mission-Critical Applications—Plus Create a New Revenue Stream
“We are moving as many of our mission-critical applications to the VMware environment as we can. I see VMware as our primary platform. It gives me peace of mind about availability and performance because it just works. I never have to deal with it. And the improved utilization helps control costs. These days, the first thing we ask a new software vendor is, ‘Does it run on VMware?’”