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Reinvent the way you work with virtualized healthcare

Understand why healthcare trends are pushing IT to optimize data management and support a remote network of caregivers and patients more effectively—and why virtual technologies are the answer.

By Rich Bird, HPE World Wide Industry Marketing Manager for Healthcare and Life Sciences


Healthcare is accelerating transformation as escalating industry demands and how services are accessed place a huge strain on existing infrastructure. Organizations are now racing to deliver personalized care to a rising number of patients, while their workforces take on novel infectious diseases and become increasingly mobile and dispersed. The expansion of healthcare coupled with explosive data volumes is driving innovation across the industry. However, with greater demand comes greater costs and consumption of technology and resources. This problem falls on the shoulders of IT.

Organizations spend exorbitant amounts of time and money transferring data between locations to ensure that caregivers have access to critical information when and where it’s needed. Accessibility is key to increase clinical efficiency and improve clinical outcomes.

These trends are challenging IT to uncover faster, more effective ways to optimize data management and support a remote network of caregivers and patients. Outdated technologies lack the agility, flexibility, and security necessary to manage vast amounts of medical data, posing a major obstacle for organizations that rely on real-time access to unlock medical insight and fuel scientific discoveries. To succeed, IT must invest in a new breed of technology that will reinvent how organizations work, collaborate, and administer care.

Virtual technologies are transforming the future of healthcare. Virtual environments provide constant, reliable access to applications and data from a variety of remote desktops and devices, so IT can streamline collaboration between numerous locations—from physician’s offices, hospitals, and emergency rooms to hospice, research centers, and patients.

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the cornerstone of virtual environments. IT teams utilize VDI to provide seamless, secure access to workplace resources, for a diversity of users. This includes task workers (physicians, nurses, and staff with functions for office and specialized tasks such as telemedicine, database entry, and market research, using server and browser-based applications), knowledge workers (clinical, financial, customer service, and IT teams with specialized functions such as automation, unified communications, remote teams, collaboration groups, and image-scale EHR), and power users (medical and scientific researchers and management teams with graphic and data-intensive workloads):

  • Boosts efficiency. Provides quick access to applications and data where and when they need it to enable well-informed decisions about patient treatment.
  • Simplifies collaboration. Enables clinical, administrative, and operational mobility for rapid communication.
  • Strengthens security. Reduces risk by keeping patient healthcare information in the data center.
  • Saves money. Slashes device, management, and support costs.

As a result, IT can extend workplace resources with the performance caregivers demand, from wherever they choose to work.

Empowering clinical experiences

HPE and AMD are introducing the next generation of VDI innovations. Our solutions combine robust HPE servers built on industry-leading AMD processors to maximize operational efficiency and mobilize a growing remote workforce while keeping data secure.

Systems like the HPE ProLiant AMD-based servers powered by the latest generation of AMD CPUs create a scalable platform to support a broad range of virtual healthcare applications. The latest generation AMD EPYC™ 7003 series processors feature up to 64 cores to ensure optimum speed and memory density, so your organization can execute even the most complex tasks with ease, such as processing diagnostic images and sequencing thousands of genomes. AMD Infinity Guard delivers an industry-leading set of modern security features that help decrease potential attack surfaces as software is booted and executed, and processes critical data without requiring changes to applications. A feature of AMD Infinity Guard, AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization adds an additional layer of security that encrypts sensitive medical data while you work within or between facilities, so you can operate with the utmost confidence.

HPE ProLiant AMD-based servers are designed with Citrix and VMware™, allowing IT to easily deploy and manage virtual environments. Our strategic partnerships give you the flexibility to quickly deliver and refresh desktops, regardless of device, while reducing operational risk and lowering the complexity and cost of desktop management. To select and optimize the right tools for your requirements, HPE Pointnext includes a portfolio of operational, advisory, and professional services to help implement a futureproof VDI solution.

HPE also gives healthcare organizations choice in how they acquire and consume technology with HPE GreenLake. We offer VDI-as-a-Service as a pay-per-use model with the security and control of on-premises IT.

Modernizing healthcare IT for the future

VDI is empowering IT to manage today’s healthcare workloads and evolve to meet tomorrow’s demands. Virtual technologies enable your remote workforce to operate faster and more intelligently in order to serve a growing population of patients.

HPE and AMD are equipping organizations to reap the full benefits of VDI:

  • A network of connected medical devices
  • Improved patient flow and clinical efficiency
  • Real-time remote patient monitoring and management
  • Operating theater optimization
  • More widespread telehealth
  • Transition to evidence-based medicine
  • Expansion of precision medicine

Our breakthrough secure VDI solutions are expertly designed to accelerate medical insight and promote the highest-quality care, making them the ideal foundation for virtualized healthcare. We are committed to boosting your IT efficiency and performance everywhere you need to go.

Let us help you modernize your healthcare operations. Visit us online to learn more.

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Meet Compute Experts blogger Rich Bird, HPE Worldwide Industry Marketing Manager for Healthcare and Life Sciences 

Rich Bird headshot vs2.jpgRich Bird has worked in the IT industry for 20 years with some of the largest commercial brands. For the last five years he’s been focused on healthcare IT at HPE, and believes deeply that digital technologies can, will, and need to have an impact on the delivery of better healthcare, for people all over the world. Educated in Computer Science at Coventry University, and starting his career as a network engineer for Rolls Royce, he moved into human communications roles in 2006. Rich leads teams in delivering integrated marketing campaigns into National, local and regional Governments in the UK, where Rich found his passion for making the complex concepts of IT, simple and understandable for his audience. During this time he found his true calling, healthcare, and how digitization can improve real people lives. He created a companywide growth board focusing on the UK NHS, pulling together disparate teams of sales, marketing, solutions architects, chief technologists and the country leadership teams for HP/HPE UK. Rich is a strategic thinker who understands the practical elements that are required to get the job done and deliver real impact. His areas of specialization include Healthcare IT, Marketing, Communications, and NLP.

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