Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Best Practices: Advice from North Bend Medical Center
Desktop virtualization is changing the way care providers work at North Bend Medical Center (NBMC) in Southern Oregon. Doug McCleod, CTO and Joshua Rabe, Systems Architect at NBMC recently discussed the impact of desktop virtualization on IT efficiency, provider productivity, and patient care. They are successfully completing their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) project on time and on budget.
Like many organizations, the major driver for NBMC’s VDI project was first to centralize hardware at one location. With five locations, a rapid pace of new product integrations and updates, and a lot of old technology they need to replace, it was important for the NBMC team to manage everything from one central location. Now they can support all devices through their VDI platform. Remote access for users was also a major driver for their organization’s VDI initiative, because many of their users travel between their different facilities and benefit greatly from the flexibility VDI offers them.
Doug and Joshua go into greater detail about their project during this on-demand webinar. They discuss:
- How SSO accelerates and secures provider access to desktops, clinical apps, and patient information
- How desktop layering simplifies Windows image management and EMR updates, while ensuring application interoperability
- How to overcome the VDI I/O challenge with flash-optimized storage
- How BYOD and other best practices ensured successful VDI adoption in their organization
To learn about the additional benefits of VDI, check out Imprivata’s white paper detailing the VDI developments in healthcare and our VDI support offerings.