[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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Healthcare Customers Talk VDI Success with Imprivata & Unidesk at HIMSS

Posted by Amy Larson on Apr 23, 2015

Last week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Chicago, North Bend Medical Center (NBMC) and Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) presented in the Unidesk booth how they have collectively deployed over 1,000 virtual desktops. Both customers are streamlining access to clinical applications so doctors can spend more time caring for patients, while making virtual desktop and app management so simple that 1 administrator with help from service desk staff can manage the entire environment! The keys to their success? Imprivata and Unidesk!

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Struggling to Virtualize McKesson EMR for VDI?

Posted by Jordan Murphy on Oct 14, 2014

McKesson Paragon® is one of the most popular electronic medical record (EMR) software solutions used in healthcare. Many care providers are tying the deployment of McKesson EMR with the deployment of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

Given that application delivery is one of the biggest roadblocks to VDI success, and that healthcare IT organizations are hitting lots of issues trying to virtualize their EMR and EHR applications, it should come as no surprise that McKesson EMR app delivery is often a major issue.

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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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