Medical University of South Carolina
US-based Teaching Hospital Expands Access to Medical Education and Services in Tough Economic Times
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is dedicated to providing community healthcare services to patients across the state while supporting doctors and research efforts around the world. Faced with huge reductions in state funding, the university had two choices: to reduce the scope of its mission—or transform how its mission is fulfilled. By using Citrix to virtualize its infrastructure, MUSC found a way to improve delivery of IT services to doctors and researchers while achieving the efficiency and cost savings to live comfortably within its budget.
MUSC has used Citrix to help more patients in more places benefit from its high standards of excellence. Clinicians can access their complete desktop environment, patient records, data, and medical images using any device, anywhere they go, improving their mobility and helping them deliver more timely care. MUSC delivers more than 300 virtualized applications to doctors serving patients in urban and rural communities, making it possible for all patients to benefit from the latest advances in medical knowledge—a dramatic improvement for historically underserved communities.
Meanwhile, Citrix has also helped MUSC meet the needs of the taxpayers of South Carolina. Server virtualization has shrunk the university’s IT footprint and capital costs, and reduced power costs by 73 percent while meeting its goal of 99.9 percent uptime to ensure uninterrupted service availability for doctors and researchers. By embracing innovation, MUSC has ensured that its commitment to excellence in healthcare will survive and thrive even under the most challenging conditions.