Health IT Exchange - What a difference a year makes: Onsite at VMWorld 2011

We are more than halfway through VMworld 2011 and it is abundantly clear that health care is beginning to embrace desktop virtualization at a fast clip. Despite hurricane Irene’s impact on the east coast, nearly 1,000 health care IT professionals have turned out to hear about the progress VMware and its partners are making in the industry, share experiences and, yes, showcase their success with roaming point of care desktops. 

While at last year’s conference a handful of brave health care providers discussed plans to implement technologies that promised to save their physicians clicks and provide convenient access to PHI, this year I have already spoken with over 40 health care providers who have successfully deployed virtual desktops with fast access and “follow me” roaming capabilities. In addition, I have sat through several sessions where health care leaders such as Johns Hopkins, MedCentral Health System, Metro Health, MidMichigan Health and WakeMed Health and Hospitals have described their one touch roaming deployments and the productivity increases for their physicians and nurses.