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Taking IT to the Healthcare Limit Part 3

By Scott Cleland, Director, Product Marketing

Healthcare organizations rely on instant data access to make life-saving decisions. Patient record availability is not just a regulatory requirement—it’s critical to delivering quality care.

Healthcare IT managers must maintain a highly available and high performance application infrastructure to run the clinical applications that support critical patient services.

Proactively Monitor and Manage Healthcare Application Infrastructure

Comprehensive, real-time measurement of the entire application infrastructure enables healthcare IT performance teams to proactively manage their end-to-end systems, quickly identify root causes of issues, and detect emergent issues before they become problems that impact care delivery. This definitive level of visibility also helps teams optimize resource utilization and prevent unnecessary purchases.

This in turn significantly reduces the amount of resources required to troubleshoot I/O problems and eliminate the risk associated with deploying clinical applications in virtualized environments.

The VirtualWisdom App-centric Infrastructure Performance Management platform is the only real-time, end-to-end application infrastructure monitoring and optimization solution that helps improve application response times while reducing latency. This enables IT teams to drive the highest performance and availability at the optimal cost and lowest risk for their existing application infrastructures—helping to eliminate over-provisioning while at the same time eliminating risk. Through the definitive insights that VirtualWisdom delivers, teams can quickly and easily identify root causes for latency and bottlenecks, enhance clinical work flow, and ensure reliable and timely access to medical records for improved quality of care.

Virtual Instruments has gained a reputation in healthcare communities as the necessary piece to ensure SLAs placed on medical applications, most importantly, EMR or EHR (EPIC, Cerner, Siemens, GE and McKesson, Allscripts)  applications to run flawlessly and optimally no matter the load placed on them.  We have deployed professional services and key support personnel to get to the root cause of lingering problems and help healthcare organization de-risk their environments and place customer satisfaction at the top of their key performance indicators.

“Our IT team used to spend days—even weeks— trouble-shooting the root cause for outages which affected our users and made them uncomfortable with the availability of key applications. With VirtualWisdom in place we were able to be proactive and improve the performance and availability of our electronic health records applications and improve the service levels delivered to our care providers.”

Director, Infrastructure Management Group, National Healthcare Provider

Did you know? Electronic Medical Records Differ from Electronic Health Records

It’s easy to remember the distinction between EMRs and EHRs, if you think about the term “medical” versus the term “health.” An EMR is a narrower view of a patient’s medical history, while an EHR is a more comprehensive report of the patient’s overall health.