Mike Calwell

If you’re a CIO or CTO working in healthcare you may be managing a traditional desktop environment. I’m sure you’re quickly realizing you need a simplified desktop management strategy with increased control of your corporate assets and improved security of end-user data. A centralized desktop environment for local and remote users gives your end users the ability to stay connected with patients and colleagues from any device, at any time and from any place. 

Recently, we deployed a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) in a hospital with 1,500 end users, encompassing the hospital’s main location as well as users in managed practices throughout the surrounding area. With the infrastructure located in the hospital’s server rooms and in light of the hospital’s strict security and compliance requirements, we selected VMware Horizon with View solution to deploy the hospital’s VDI.

The cornerstone of this deployment (and any VDI deployment) was the end user. For this project, we engaged the end user at every major milestone. It is vital to communicate changes to the end user and to have clarity of how they access, interact with and manage their technology. You can only have a successful deployment if you receive more kudos than complaints from end users.

In our recent healthcare deployment, we were able to go above and beyond the CIO’s expectations by:

  • Upgrading its VDI solution without any production environment downtime
  • Enabling its end users to securely and effectively communicate with their own devices (Bring Your Own Device – BYOD)
  • Giving them peace of mind knowing their data and their patients’ information is secured
  • Lowering their costs in the post-deployment years (out years)

If you’re in healthcare IT and want to learn more about deploying VDI with an emphasis on the end user, contact us to learn more.

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