Our world becomes more mobilized with each passing day. As the rate of innovation continues to grow, our use of smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices and sensors are helping us become more connected with the world around us. We have access to more information at our fingertips than ever before—a privilege we can now enjoy from virtually anywhere.
Naturally, this technological advancement also heralds a shift in the workplace. Employees are now able to be more productive and find new ways to interact with colleagues, clients, and associates. And now they can do so from any location, at any time. This transition to a mobile-centric workplace is affecting the way nearly every industry does business, and healthcare is no exception.
Unfortunately, providing secure and agile IT services in an environment where the workplace can literally be anywhere—a hospital, a clinic, an ER, an ambulance—isn’t as simple as handing employees a smartphone and sending them on their way. As doctors move to an ambulatory setting in which they visit non-hospitalized patients, special measures must be taken to guarantee patient privacy in a rapidly changing environment.
Baystate Health, a not-for-profit integrated health system boasting 150,000 patients and 12,000 employees, is addressing the struggle head-on. With its sights set on reducing risk while becoming more agile, Baystate deployed VMware NSX network virtualization to provide the business with more secure data centers and endpoints.
Now the healthcare giant can separate out, define, control, maintain, and centrally manage all of its data across multiple data centers. Director of IT Services Patrick Streck said, “We’re seeing a much greater adoption—and excitement, quite honestly—among our clinical staff and other users at being able to work whenever they want to, from wherever they want to.”
Check out the video below to see why Baystate chose VMware NSX as its network virtualization provider, and see how it can make a difference for your company.