“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger—but recognize the opportunity.”
― John F. Kennedy
Following Hurricane Katrina, LCMC Health, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in New Orleans, Louisiana, had some critical decisions to make. The hurricane had destroyed Charity Hospital, which was a major academic and trauma facility in New Orleans. The state of Louisiana decided to build LCMC Health, which would serve as a modern leading-edge facility for the community and replace the Charity Hospital.
While in the process of building the new University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans, the IT staff at LCMC decided to take advantage of this opportunity to transform desktop and application delivery.
Watch how LCMC Health describes how they now deliver modern healthcare with VMware:
“With this new facility, we had a rare opportunity to start essentially from square one with our IT program. We wanted a leading-edge, highly virtualized infrastructure to deliver best-of-breed medical applications, including Epic,” said Tanya Townsend, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for LCMC Health.
LCMC recognized that even after a devastating crisis like Hurricane Katrina, they had an opportunity to help deliver even better services for their patients. LCMC Health is perfect example of #GameChangers.
LCMC Health needed a solution for desktop and application delivery that lowered OpEx, while providing quick roll out of applications so staff could provide the best patient care possible. After comparing various virtual desktop infrastructure solutions on the market, LCMC chose to partner with VMware to support 5,000 devices at UMC New Orleans.
Using VMware Horizon VDIand VMware App Volumes, LCMC Health was able provide faster desktop deployment and application delivery to their doctors and nurses. A single sign-on portal makes patient information very easy to access from various devices, yet secure enough to meet the strict regulations LCMC has to comply with.
“VMware offered us the greatest balance of performance, cost, as well as management tools for our technical teams to be able to manage the entire environment. When we looked at some of the new technology like App Volumes and the overall integration that it has with the ecosystem of other applications and providers out there, it presented the best value overall.”
—Austin Park, Principal Consultant, LCMC Health
The business benefits LCMC Health found by utilizing the Horizon VDI platform were tremendous:
- Staff login time to hospital computers were cut by 87.5%.
- Staff is now able to spend 35 more minutes per shift with patients.
- Cost savings associated with replacing PCs with virtual desktops delivered via Horizon.
- Anywhere, anytime healthcare application software delivered with high availability.
LCMC Health was able to transform how they delivered their wide variety of enterprise and desktop applications, while increasing patient satisfaction—what we like to call true #GameChangers.
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