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The Secret to Achieving INCREASE MANAGEABILITY AND SECURITY


14 BY DON FLUCKINGER


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treamlining network administration, increasing mobility for employees, and


aiding disaster recovery are typical justifications for a virtual desktop implementation. But healthcare providers have a couple more to consider: meaningful use and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance.


In some cases, a virtual desktop implementation also


can enhance systems’ interoperability. Meaningful use technically doesn’t require it, but interoperability has been called a central goal of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, or ONC. Implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems,


however, is a criterion of meaningful use. Desktop virtualization can enable EHR implementations and help sustain their success by giving administrators the ability to perform maintenance remotely.


Make a Pact with PACS “Management’s a heck of a lot easier,” said Michael LaForge,


network administrator at Columbia Memorial Hospital. LaForge is using VMware Inc.’s VMware View virtual desktop infrastructure software to support systems from Medical Information Technology Inc., or Meditech; Spacelabs Healthcare; and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. within Columbia’s main hospital in Hudson, N.Y. The software also supports a new eClinicalWorks LLC EHR system for 200 clinicians in 25 locations across three counties.


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