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  • Virtualization in healthcare organizations streamlines IT management

    Scott Wallask, editorial director for SearchHealthIT, leads off this handbook by interviewing a former healthcare CIO, who lends support to the idea that an enterprise-wide virtual desktop infrastructure implementation can be beneficial to physicians and health IT departments. The CIO cautions that not all virtualization projects go smoothly, particularly in large hospital systems or in facilities that manage a significant amount of medical applications.

    In a pair of stories that close out this handbook, contributor Reda Chouffani explains why healthcare organizations that have stayed away from using virtualization won't be able to do so forever. He singles out some technological breakthroughs such as improved hardware and hyper-converged infrastructures as reasons why it's easier than ever for healthcare organizations to use virtualization to provide end users with access to a variety of health applications.

    Chouffani also looks at some of the obstacles that could be causing the uncertainty some healthcare providers have about using virtual services. If potential end users aren't prepared to fully take advantage of the features offered to them by virtual desktops or if a healthcare organization fails to project the value of investing in virtualization, then the project could be destined to fail. He states how healthcare facilities can avoid these mistakes and how they can get the most out of their virtualization ventures.

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  • Why VDI is perfect for managing remote employees

    Organizations trying to support remote employees should look to VDI, which puts users in a controlled environment and makes it easier to provide support, manage licenses and ensure security. Continue Reading

  • Four ways mobile VDI access is changing -- and one way it's not

    The mobile device landscape is constantly advancing, and it's altering how IT shops deliver virtual desktops and applications to on-the-go employees. Learn how to keep up with the times. Continue Reading

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  • Navigate the complexities of remote desktop printer redirection

    Printing from virtual desktops is never easy. IT must decide whether to configure network or local printing and how to manage a multitude of printer drivers. Continue Reading

  • How to detect virtual desktop configuration drift

    Checking for configuration compliance is a time-consuming job, but administrators need to make sure virtual desktops don't drift too far away from their organization's preferred settings. Continue Reading

  • Healthcare providers navigating mobile health data roadblocks

    Successful implementations of mobile technology in healthcare organizations depend on strong IT management, from security hardware and best practices, to protect patient data. This edition of Pulse addresses the challenges healthcare IT professionals face when deploying mobile healthcare applications.

    In the cover story, SearchHealthIT news writer Shaun Sutner takes a look at trends in healthcare mobile security, and how IT professionals deal with the specter of a data breach. "It's not a matter of if it's going to happen, but when," explains one CISO.

    Also in this issue: SearchHealthIT news writer Kristen Lee checks in with IT professionals, who tell her "we are absolutely terrified" by the breadth of the threats facing healthcare organizations. Find out what steps they're taking to overcome that fear in this issue of PulseContinue Reading

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