DataTrust/View Leverages Desktop Virtualization That Helps Healthcare
Providers Improve Patient Care & Secure Health Data
enables health care IT to administer to provide secure access to patient
data and eliminates the ability to accidentally remove data via thumb
drives, memory sticks or downloading directly to a laptop hard drive.
virtual desktop solutions can help Healthcare Providers relieve many of the
burdens of desktop computing, including high management costs and low data
(formerly VMWare Virtual Desktop Infrastructure - VDI) can give care
providers the mobility and reliability they need to access patient
information at the point of care, while enabling data center staff to manage
IT more efficiently with the strict security controls required by government
regulations and patient privacy needs.
offers an easy-to-manage desktop virtualization solution. With VMware
virtual desktops, healthcare providers can host traditional desktops as
virtual machines running on centralized servers in a datacenter, making
management easier for IT staff and controls on sensitive data stronger.
VMWare View core
by centralizing management, administration and resources
Increase security by moving data from desktop devices into the
business agility with faster provisioning and user flexibility with
access their virtual desktops flexibly, inside and outside of the main care
giving facility. Doctors, nurses, administrators and even authorized 3rd
party partners can access intended applications via:
flexibility, reliability, efficiency and security managing desktops and
applications from the datacenter.
administrators can authorize access only to applications and data necessary
for each user, and data never resides on the physical device, preventing
loss or theft of data. This level of control is
especially important in the healthcare industry where the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates the security and privacy
of health data.
improves HIPPA compliance for Healthcare Providers by ensuring:
No data is stored on physical devices
Staff has access only to specific applications authorized by CIO and data
Prevention of data loss or theft
desktops on VMware, hospitals and medical centers are able to increase their
desktop deployment agility, locking down sensitive patient data and reducing
the cost and complexity of desktop management.
The VMware View
portfolio of products lets IT run virtual desktops in the datacenter while
giving end users a single view of all their applications and data in a
familiar, personalized environment on any device at any location.
Description of a real client scenario:
hospital in with more than 800 licensed beds, provided a challenge. As a
quickly growing organization in a highly regulated industry, the hospital
was looking for a way to enhance the manageability and compliance of its
desktop computing infrastructure, while engaging more seamlessly with the
community of referring doctors in the surrounding region.
needed to roll out a new, powerful medical information application
throughout its network, while protecting HIPAA-related data.
A combination of
thin clients and blade servers are used to access the centralized virtual
desktops reduced power consumption across the hospital by 78%, improving
longevity with lower hardware maintenance needs and making wireless thin
clients on wheeled carts available to hospital staff for a full shift on a
single charge. At the same time, the hospital is now able to provide doctors
in the surrounding community the ability to remotely access centralized
patient information via VMware virtual desktops through the Internet using a
web browser, while maintaining the security of that data.