There’s something magical about solutions that change the way we work—especially when the workflows are complex and lives are at stake.
Given my years of working in healthcare, you would think I’d get used to some of the latest technology trends that make their way onto the hospital floor. I recall the days when we first rolled out an electronic medical record (EMR). The idea that all our patient data, that for decades had lived in dusty filing cabinets, was being replaced by a full digital solution in which doctors could access the data instantly seemed revolutionary at the time. It couldn’t get any better than that, right? It felt like when I was a kid playing an 8-bit or 16-bit videogame. I thought to myself, “These graphics are amazing; there’s no way it can get better than this.” Then you go back to the same game today to rehash some childhood nostalgia and Iyou can barely make out the characters.
Just as in the example above, if you had told me ten to fifteen years ago that today’s doctors would be using tablets and smartphones to access patient data anywhere, to remotely consult with patients over video conference software or have their sessions pre-launched on computers in patient rooms just by walking into the rooms, I’d ask if that was only coffee in your cup. However, here we are today. Hospitals are exploring technologies that they can roll out to transform care delivery that allow them not only to reduce costs, but also to make patients safer and doctors’ lives easier by providing the tools they need to deliver the most up-to-date, accurate care to patients.
This is what digital transformation looks like in healthcare. Digital transformation is more than just another industry buzzword. It’s about creating a technology strategy for your healthcare organization that improves clinical workflows,links to decision support real-time, enhances patient engagements and adds important security layers to protect patient data.
Transforming your healthcare organization isn’t something that happens overnight. It requires balancing the end-user experience and enhancing security. It means continuous improvement for systems and care processes. It also involves reducing costs. This can sound daunting, but many healthcare providers are achieving this balance.
Make no mistake, it requires partnering with the right technology partners to ensure you’re implementing a solution that rolls out smoothly and doesn’t get in the way of care delivery. Healthcare organizations have long partnered with Citrix for help in delivering core clinical applications and desktops on any device. Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp are the delivery mechanism. Citrix Netscaler ensures high-availability for those services. However, to ensure a healthcare organization is completely future-proofing its IT services while mitigating costs, we’ve also partnered with other leading software vendors to ensure that our customers in healthcare deliver the best care and reduce costs. HPE’s SimpliVity platform and infrastructure enable this patient-centered approach.
In partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, we’ve helped organizations around the globe embrace digital transformation in healthcare. Digital transformation enables them to reduce IT complexity, CapEx and OpEx costs. Together, we’re also empowering doctors to seamlessly and securely access patient data at the point of care, allowing them to focus on the core competency of providing care. They don’t have to think about how a specific technology should or shouldn’t work.
Register for our upcoming webinar with HPE via HIMSS Media, “Digital Transformation: The Industry’s Next Medical Miracle.” In this webinar, I’ll be discussing best practices for:
- Seamlessly using business critical infrastructure to customize workflows for clinicians
- Reliably enabling continuity of care across environments and during disasters
- Quickly providing secure contextual access to varied information systems
- Easily creating and enabling a single dashboard for centralized management
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
1:00PM ET/ 10:00AM PT
In addition to the webinar, you can read more on how Citrix and HPE are partnering together to transform care with the recently published whitepaper, “Embrace Digital Transformation in Healthcare.”
Want to learn more? Check out: citrix.com/healthcare