VMware Workspace ONE and Unified Hybrid Cloud Solutions Transform the Cost, Quality and Delivery of Patient Care for Healthcare Organizations
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HIMSS Conference - This week at the annual HIMSS16 Conference and Exhibition, VMware, Inc., (
"VMware has evolved well beyond simply a server virtualization company, and can deliver the complete Digital Clinical Workspace and unified hybrid cloud to help drive healthcare's digital transformation," said Frank Nydam, Healthcare CTO at VMware. "We believe in improving the quality of patient care through better application access, availability and security. The Digital Clinical Workspace enables caregivers to focus on patients through secure and simple access to patient information from the right device for the right task at the right time. Through the unified hybrid cloud, health IT organizations gain access to a more secure and agile infrastructure to quickly add new applications and services, seamlessly manage IT systems through mergers and acquisitions, and reduce risk from unpredictable outages or scheduled downtime."
Delivering the Digital Clinical Workspace
VMware Workspace ONE unifies user, desktop and mobile management to enable a Digital Clinical Workspace that moves with care providers throughout their day. Workspace ONE delivers fast secure and highly available provider access to all applications and patient data from a single catalog across multiple devices. The Digital Clinical Workspace builds on VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care™, a reference architecture used by healthcare organizations globally. Designed specifically for healthcare applications, and tested with an ecosystem of healthcare and infrastructure partners, VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care mobilizes healthcare providers. It provides a unified access experience that enables providers to quickly and seamlessly access patient information with just the tap of a badge or hands free Bluetooth for simplified clinical workflows, faster decision making and ultimately better patient outcomes.
Enhancing the Digital Patient Experience
From hospital rounds, to community home visits to emergency calls to a doctor at home, healthcare professionals need access to real-time patient information and medical data from anywhere, at any time. VMware Workspace ONE extends the use of mobile devices to patients to improve patient engagement and satisfaction. By providing a single unified platform for user and mobile device management healthcare organizations have the flexibility and control to utilize mobile devices as welcome kiosks and signage and also provision hospital-owned devices for patients to use during their stay or in their own home delivering educational and entertainment content and ongoing medical monitoring.
Driving Adoption of the Healthcare Hybrid Cloud
Healthcare's historic and global transformation doesn't require massive new changes to infrastructure. The unified hybrid cloud, built on a software-defined data center architecture, gives hospitals the flexibility to add new capabilities while leveraging legacy systems as needed. VMware NSX is the networking foundation for the software-defined data center. By bringing the operational model of a virtual machine to the data center network, health IT organizations can transform the economics of health IT network and security operations. VMware NSX enables security built into the infrastructure, the ability to add new apps and services in minutes, not months and enables more effective and efficient approaches to always-on availability and disaster recovery.
Supporting Regulatory Requirements for E-Prescribing of Schedule II Drugs
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has responded to the growing national prescription drug abuse epidemic by finalizing a rule requiring electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) to reduce the potential for controlled substances to get into the wrong hands. To effectively manage the e-prescribing process, organizations must extend applications to clinicians and patients, secure patient information and ensure critical information is always available. VMware enables this through its desktop and network virtualization platforms as well as its mobility software. VMware's NSX micro-segmentation capabilities build a "zero trust" approach to sharing and storing the critical data that informs the process. VMware and partner Imprivata will demo their unified secure platform for EPCS that enables anytime, anywhere secure access to prescription information from any device.
VMware Healthcare Customers Share Transformation Stories
Throughout the show, attendees will learn from VMware customers as they share their stories of how they are using VMware health IT solutions as part of their digital transformation.
VMware Health IT Solutions Recognized with Two Industry Awards
VMware was named the co-winner in the Clinician Workflow Optimization category of the Healthcare Informatics 2016 Leading Edge Awards Program. VMware was also recognized by peer60 with a "Top Mindshare" award for data security -- the fastest growing segment in healthcare -- in conjunction with the release of their latest Big Mega HIT Purchasing Report, focused on what technologies hospitals will be buying this year, which vendors they will be buying them from, and which vendors are winning most of the new business.
"It has been my privilege and pleasure to oversee our second annual Leading Edge Awards program, which for the second time represents healthcare IT vendor companies whose innovations are supporting improvements in healthcare delivery, operations, and cost savings across U.S. healthcare," said Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief, Healthcare Informatics. "I am delighted that VMware has been chosen as one of the winners by our committee of judges, drawn from the editorial advisory board of Healthcare Informatics, and thus representing national healthcare IT leaders. I and the other editors of Healthcare Informatics, as well as our distinguished judges, congratulate the winners in this year's program on their innovations, and we thank all the companies that have participated."
VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Built on VMware's industry-leading virtualization technology, our solutions deliver a brave new model of IT that is fluid, instant and more secure. Customers can innovate faster by rapidly developing, automatically delivering and more safely consuming any application. With 2015 revenues of $6.6 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.
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Roger T. Fortier
VMware Global Influencer Relations