VMware's Solutions Digitally Transform Medical Industry

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 8, 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV: HIMSS 2016, organized by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), held in February 2016, has provided a common platform to bring together more than 40,000 healthcare IT professionals, clinicians and vendors from around the world. At HIMSS 2016, VMware has showcased its work in healthcare industry, through its Business Mobility and Unified Hybrid Cloud Solutions, helping healthcare professionals to transform the medical landscape.

While VMware Workshop One unifies user, desktop and mobile management to enable a Digital Clinical Workspace, the VMware NSX network virtualization and Data Center helps healthcare institutes to adopt hybrid cloud. It is the networking foundation for the software-defined data center. "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," says Frank Nydam, CTO Healthcare, VMware.

Workspace ONE provides secure and widely available access to patient data from a single catalog across multiple devices; and increases the use of mobile devices for patients to improve engagement and satisfaction. The Digital Clinical Workspace based on Vmware AlwaysOn Point of Care is a reference architecture used by healthcare institutions throughout the world. VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care is designed for healthcare applications, and tested with an ecosystem of healthcare and infrastructure partners; it enables healthcare organizations to extend access, security and management from the datacenter to the point of care.

Based on software-defined data center architecture, the unified hybrid cloud provides flexibility to add new features while leveraging legacy systems as needed. “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," added Frank Nydam.