VMware Accelerates Healthcare Reform With New vCloud(R) Solution

VMware Accelerates Healthcare Reform With New vCloud(R) Solution 
VMware vCloud(R) for Healthcare Delivers an End-to-End Cloud Solution
to Enable Information Exchange Across the Continuum of Health IT 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/13 --  VMware, Inc. (NYSE:
VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure,
today introduced the VMware vCloud(R) for Healthcare solution
supporting the IT care environment -- from point-of-care to the most
critical patient-care systems. Leveraging VMware's extensive
portfolio of products, services and healthcare industry expertise,
vCloud for Healthcare enables healthcare organizations to move more
confidently into the cloud, help achieve Stage 2 Meaningful Use and
improve patient outcomes. 
"As critical healthcare reform requirements evolve, healthcare
providers need more practical, lower-cost ways to improve
quality-of-care services, increase clinician productivity and improve
business agility," said Frank Nydam, director, business development
healthcare office of the CTO, VMware. "The new vCloud for Healthcare
supports old and new IT systems and allows healthcare IT customers to
use a common cloud infrastructure to securely deliver patient care
and share information -- inside and outside the hospital."  
The vCloud for Healthcare solution helps transform the cost, quality
and delivery of patient care while providing the necessary control
and transparency for regulated organizations to meet and maintain
compliance mandates. To provide a true end-to-end care cloud platform
for customers, vCloud for Healthcare brings together the capabilities
of products within VMware Horizon Suite and VMware vCloud Suite that
healthcare customers need to architect an agile, reliable, private
and hybrid cloud. The vCloud for Healthcare solution enables
healthcare customers to: 


 
--  Increase clinician mobility and satisfaction by creating fast and
    reliable end-user access to the resources needed to treat patients,
    including:
    --  Clinical Point of Care - Save time and improve workflows with
        secure authentication (e.g., the touch of a finger or tap of a
        badge) to clinical workspaces and patient-care applications with
        VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care(TM).
    --  Applicat
ion Management and Catalog Services - Streamline processes
        with efficient self-service access and management of approved
        end-user applications with Horizon Workspace.
    --  Mobility and Collaboration - Improve connected care with access to
        patient-care applications, including EMRs and CPOE systems, from
        any device, anywhere, with Horizon Workspace.

 
--  Extend the benefits of virtualization, automated operations, security
    and disaster recovery to address specific healthcare IT needs:
    --  Care Systems Analytics - Reduce downtime of critical patient-care
        applications and remediate issues before they affect end users
        with VMware vCenter(TM) Operations Management Suite(TM).
    --  Industry Security Compliance - Enable integrated and proactive
        regulatory compliance for the cloud and deliver dynamic clinical
        IT services in a trusted infrastructure with vCloud Networking and
        Security(TM) and vCenter Configuration Manager(TM), including
        VMware HIPAA Compliance Checker for Windows and Linux.
    --  Care Systems Continuity - Keep systems up and running with VMware
        vCenter Site Recovery Manager(TM).
    --  Care Systems Automation - Improve efficiency by simplifying and
        automating IT operations with VMware vCloud Automation
        Center(TM).
    --  VMware vCloud Connector(TM) for Healthcare - Helps ensure
        regulated workloads can be safely moved to public clouds via a
        hybrid model.
    --  Care Systems Application Manager - Deploy, monitor and scale
        multitier healthcare applications with VMware vFabric(TM)
        Application Director.

  
"As Stage 2 and 3 Meaningful Use rules emerge, health information
exchange without borders continues to improve patient engagement and
care collaboration across the continuum of healthcare," said Scott
Lundstrom, group vice president, IDC Health Insights. "We believe
that products that define the healthcare cloud will help address and
simplify the journey healthcare organizations take to transform
business and qualify for payment incentives."  
"VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care helped us increase CPOE adoption and
attain Stage 1 Meaningful Use," said Jon Russell, CIO of Kettering
Health Network. "Now with VMware vCloud for Healthcare, we are
looking toward achieving the next milestone in healthcare reform:
Stage 2 Meaningful Use."  
VMware is a diamond sponsor at HIMSS 2013 in New Orleans, LA, March
3-8, and will hold demonstrations in booth 851. 
About VMware
 VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud
infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the
Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way
they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a
manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With
2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 480,000
customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in
Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found
online at www.vmware.com.  
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Management Suite, vCloud Networking and Security, vCenter
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