TechTarget: Unidesk Part of All-Star Lineup for Mission Critical VDI at Major Health Laboratory

Posted by TJ Racherla on May 2, 2016

Another Unidesk customer is in the news as a result of their successful application and desktop virtualization deployment. TechTarget SearchDisasterRecovery just published "Health Network Labs doubles up for disaster recovery" detailing how the Pennsylvania-based diagnostic testing center has implemented best-in-class VDI with Unidesk for application and image management. VDI and other virtual workloads are so critical that Health Network Labs has created a mirrored environment with technologies from Cisco, Citrix, EMC, Imprivata, Unidesk, and VMware to ensure availability.

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[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.

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Lakeland Health: Improving Service Delivery with Cost-Effective, Best-of-Breed VDI

Posted by Douglas DeCamp on Apr 7, 2016

Douglas DeCamp is a Senior Systems Engineer at Lakeland Health, a leading U.S. healthcare system with 5,000 employees, 3 hospitals, 36 community connect practices and 4 walk-in clinics serving Southwest Michigan. Lakeland is implementing a new virtual desktop infrastructure that will increase the productivity of doctors, nurses, and staff by providing mobile access to all Windows applications, including Epic EMR. Even more impressively, Lakeland expects to offer this expanded access to medical resources while reducing desktop delivery costs AND improving IT efficiency. Douglas explains how in this guest blog.

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How USF Health Scaled VDI & Epic to 3,000 Users

Posted by TJ Racherla on Mar 23, 2016

This is part 1 of a 2-part blog series. The first gives an overview of USF Health’s 3,000 user Epic and VDI rollout. The second summarizes the business benefits that USF Health is now realizing.

Giving care providers mobile access to Epic EMR and hundreds of other key apps can be a real IT challenge when every group has unique requirements. This is why many healthcare organizations are using VDI with Unidesk application management to enhance provider access to clinical apps, comply with HIPAA and meaningful use mandates, and enable clinicians to spend more time on patient care and less time on logins.

USF Health is one such organization. We featured them in our Customer Success webinar series to find out the technologies and strategies their two-person end user computing team is using to efficiently scale VDI and Epic, and keep 3,000 users happy. This blog summarizes what they told the audience.

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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.

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The Year in Healthcare VDI Customer Webinars

Posted by Amy Larson on Dec 21, 2015

Healthcare experienced one of the highest VDI adoption rates of all industries in 2015. We witnessed this first hand with the growth of the Unidesk healthcare business. Why are so many healthcare IT organizations adopting Unidesk to deliver and manage their Windows apps? How does Unidesk help ensure the success of workspace transformation projects like VDI?

7 of our healthcare customers answered these questions and many others in our 2015 Customer Webinar Series. All 7 webinars featured a full hour of healthcare IT professionals sharing their stories. All were recorded and are available on-demand as a resource to you. Here is a quick roundup of what you might have missed, along with links so you can get caught up!

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How 2 Healthcare Firms Are Mobilizing EMR Access for 6,000 Users

Posted by TJ Racherla on Nov 3, 2015

We are very excited about our upcoming healthcare customer webinars with Canada's Sunrise Health Region and Florida's USF Health. Together, they are mobilizing EMR access for 6,000 users with Unidesk's app delivery and image management solution:

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Physicians Save 45 Mins/Day With VDI

Posted by TJ Racherla on Oct 7, 2015

One of our healthcare customers, North Bend Medical Center, has been in the news again. After they shared their progress transitioning from a traditional PC environment to VDI almost a year ago, they made headlines more recently as the subject of a case study by healthcare publication Health IT Outcomes. In the story “Physicians Save 45 Minutes Per Day With Virtual Infrastructure”, North Bend Medical Center explained how their virtual desktop and application management solution from Unidesk and single sign-on solution from Imprivata have improved care provider productivity and reduced IT support requirements - saving up to 45 minutes per day per physician!

We love to hear about our customers' desktop transformation journeys and share proof points of their success. Here are some of the best quotes on Unidesk and Imprivata from the case study and webinar by North Bend Systems Architect and VDI Technical Lead Joshua Rabe and CTO Doug McLeod.

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Texas Healthcare Facility Streamlines Desktop Management with VDI

Posted by TJ Racherla on Sep 14, 2015

San Benito Medical Associates have been providing health care services to South Texas communities for over 50 years. Specializing in family practice and general surgery, their physicians offer personalized, comprehensive care with thoughtful attention given to patients, their medical history, lifestyle and current condition.

Justin Williams, Director of Technology at the facility, recently explained in a webinar how desktop virtualization with Nimble Storage and Unidesk, supported by Texas-based virtualization and storage solutions provider Freeit, has simplified management for IT while improving desktop mobility and application access. Here is a short summary of what he said, along with a link to the on-demand recording so you can hear for yourself!

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Visit Us in Booth 1687 at HIMSS 2015!

Posted by Jordan Murphy on Apr 6, 2015

It's our first year exhibiting at HIMSS and we want to see you there! Come visit us at booth 1687 and learn how Unidesk simplifies desktop and management for VDI, RDSH, and XenApp!

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InfoWorld: Healthcare Customer "Vaults VDI Hurdles" with Unidesk

Posted by Tom Rose on Jan 30, 2015

InfoWorld just issued its Winter 2015 Digital Spotlight focused entirely on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. The 20-page supplement, "Solving the VDI Equation," includes commentary and lessons learned from real-world deployments. In the article "Vaulting VDI Hurdles," IT manager at Unidesk customer USF Health explains how layering technology has helped them achieve success. Here's an excerpt:

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Dragon Use Growing in Healthcare Now that VDI App Delivery is Easy

Posted by Jordan Murphy on Dec 5, 2014

We just finished a terrific webinar with Mike Russell, Assistant IT Director at Shannon Medical Center in Texas. 430 healthcare organizations registered to hear Mike share his experience virtualizing more than 740 desktops using Cisco UCS servers, VMware vSphere virtual infrastructure and Horizon View brokering software, Unidesk VDI management software, and Imprivata SSO/access management software.

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