[VIDEO] How Shannon Medical Updates Their "Monster" EMR - McKesson Paragon - in VDI

Posted by TJ Racherla on Apr 14, 2016

Healthcare VDI projects are complex, and often hit roadblocks when it comes to virtualizing mission-critical apps like Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software. But this isn't the case for Shannon Medical Center.

The Texas-based healthcare organization is avoiding EMR app virtualization challenges in VDI and simplifying delivery and patching of more than 150 apps with Unidesk application lifecycle management software. One of their 150 apps is their "Monster" EMR, McKesson Paragon.

Mike Russell, Assistant IT Director at Shannon Medical Center, shows in 90 seconds how they're using Unidesk as the solution to their McKesson EMR image management, application delivery, and personalization challenges.

EMR, McKesson, Healthcare VDI, Webinar, Unidesk Customers   |   Read this post >

USF Health: EPIC EMR in a Unidesk Layer Was a Project-Saver

Posted by Richard Savage on Sep 23, 2015

This is a guest blog by Richard Savage, Senior Systems Administrator and End User Computing Architect at USF Health.

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IT Thought Leadership: EMRs, healthcare IT challenges, and the need for virtualization.

Posted by Brett Virmalo on Apr 27, 2015

Michael Feld, CEO of VertitechIT and Interim CTO at Lancaster General Hospital discusses how EMRs like Epic, Cerner, and McKesson present challenges to It professionals working in healthcare and drive the need for desktop virtualization. 

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A Better Way to Deliver EMR Apps in VDI

Posted by Andrew Nadeau on Oct 8, 2014

We previously wrote about the 3 challenges trying to virtualize and deliver EMR apps in VDI. This article will look at how new virtual desktop management technology called "layering" solves all 3 problems. Whether you're using Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft RDS, or VMware Horizon View for virtual desktop connectivity, layering makes delivering Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software such as Allscripts, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Epic, McKesson, and Meditech fast and easy for healthcare IT organizations that are moving their Windows desktops to the cloud.

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3 Challenges Virtualizing EMR Apps in VDI

Posted by Tom Rose on Oct 7, 2014

Electronic Medical Record (EMR) applications such as Allscripts, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Epic, McKesson, and Meditech are at the heart of every healthcare organization's IT strategy.  Increasingly, EMRs are being deployed in concert with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).  But there are 3 issues almost every healthcare IT team faces trying to virtualize and deliver EMR in VDI.

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Can't Virtualize Epic EMR? Layer It!

Posted by Tom Rose on Sep 17, 2014

As Unidesk expands in healthcare, we're hearing more of  this:

  • "I can't virtualize Epic EMR!"
  • "Deploying Epic EMR in virtual environments is harder than it was on physical PCs!"
  • "We can't deliver Epic with VDI!"

Epic is one of the most popular Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software solutions in the world, used by many mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated healthcare organizations. Not being able to deliver the Epic Hyperspace client is a showstopper for those trying to implement virtual clinical workspaces.

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