VMware Launches Analytics For Healthcare Providers

Charles Babcock | Information Week | June 6, 2014

VMware's first vertical industry system collects key data from electronic medical records software and then analyzes performance.

VMware has launched its first application-oriented analytics system, Care Systems Analytics, that is aimed at a specific industry -- healthcare. The vCloud for Healthcare Solutions is a set of VMware virtualization software. Care Systems Analytics can collect key data from an electronic medical records system and then report on that system's performance.

Care Systems Analytics has targeted the Epic electronic medical records system, a market-leading EMR system that interacts 1.25 million times a month with other healthcare systems in the exchange of patient information. VMware has geared its vCenter Operations Manager to extract key metrics from Epic, analyze them, and present the results on a dashboard. For example, a doctor or an IT manager can check the amount of time it takes an emergency room doctor to call up a patient record. If there is a delay that could cause a possible impairment to timely delivery of care, IT managers receive an alert and get on the case before doctors or nurses in the emergency room call in to complain of long wait times...