What’s the common thread between these two 3,000 user Epic EMR and VDI deployments?

Posted by TJ Racherla on Mar 11, 2016

USF Health in Florida and Lakeland Health in Michigan are both using virtual desktops as the delivery vehicle for Epic EMR and other clinical applications to their 3,000 physicians, nurses, and staff.

While one uses VMware Horizon and vSphere and the other Citrix XenDesktop and Microsoft Hyper-V for desktop virtualization, both have standardized on the same solution for application management: Unidesk.

The end user computing architects at both institutions recently shared their project goals, designs, and implementation strategies in separate webinars attended by nearly 1,000 healthcare IT professionals. In case you missed it, here are the links to the webinar recordings.

Epic, Healthcare VDI, USF Health, Unidesk Customers, Lakeland Health   |   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.

Healthcare, Epic, EMR, application layering   |   Read this post >

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.

Healthcare, Allscripts, Epic, EMR, Meditech, McKesson   |   Read this post >

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.

Healthcare, Allscripts, Epic, EMR, Meditech, McKesson   |   Read this post >

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.

Healthcare, Epic, EMR   |   Read this post >
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