|[January 17, 2013]
Dell's Mobile Clinical Computing Solution Provides Significant Savings While Enhancing Mobility and Security for Healthcare Providers
ROUND ROCK, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) saved more than $600,000 and
enhanced the productivity of clinicians in its Family Medicine Residency
Program by implementing Dell's (News - Alert) Mobile
Clinical Computing (MCC) solution, according to a new commissioned
study conducted by Forrester (News - Alert) Consulting on behalf of Dell and released
TMH, which serves 16 counties in North Florida and South Georgia,
participated in a year-long pilot study of the solution at its Family
Medicine Residency Program consisting of 55 physicians who were also
simultaneously adopting a new electronic medical records system.
Designed to improve clinician efficiency without compromising security,
Dell's MCC solution combines desktop
virtualization, single-sign-on and strong authentication
technologies with expert consulting, implementation and support
services. By storing information in the data center - not the endpoint
device - MCC helps reduce the risk of lost or stolen data and simplifies
HIPAA compliance. For the deployment at TMH, the solution featured
Citrix XenDesktop® for desktop virtualization, Imprivata OneSign® for
single sign-on and strong authentication, and AppSense® Environment
Manager™ for profile management.
By implementing Dell's MCC solution, TMH achieved a risk-adjusted return
on investment of 83 percent with a payback period of 13 months based on
the Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study
conducted by Forrester Consulting. The study also notes that Dell's MCC
solution can provide TMH projected risk-adjusted benefits of $636,235
over the next three years.1
With the increase in productivity attributed to the adoption of the
solution, the Forrester study conservatively estimates that the clinic
will be ble to schedule an additional one or two patients per day, per
physician. In addition, the pilot implementation helped the hospital:
Ensure "faster time to care" for patients by maintaining a consistent
computing session when a clinician changes location or device. The
simple badge-in/badge-out process provides quick, secure access to all
relevant patient information.
Implement electronic medical records in a secure environment that
simplifies compliance with data security policies and regulations and
allows clinicians more time to spend with patients.
Reduce IT hardware maintenance by leveraging thin and zero clients,
such as Dell Wyse endpoints, and
centrally fixing remote failures.
According to the study, the hospital also views MCC as a positive
recruitment and retention tool since many medical schools are already
using the latest IT tools and residency candidates expect the same
leading-edge technology in their work environments. By providing
residency physicians with remote access via a secure portal, the
solution also helps physicians achieve an improved work-life balance.
"Dell MCC has been a great solution for us," said Don Lindsey, chief
information officer of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. "It helps
balance the issues between being secure and ease of use. MCC helps keep
us secure while allowing easy and productive access by clinicians."
"Patients really like the fact that when a physician is talking to them
on the phone or in the exam room the information is right there on the
virtual desktop," said Ronald Machado, M.D., faculty at Tallahassee
Memorial HealthCare's Family Medicine Residency Program.
"Dell is committed to simplifying access to information for clinicians
because we know it ultimately leads to better patient care," said James
Coffin, Ph.D., vice president and general manager, Dell Healthcare and
Life Sciences. "These research findings validate what we already
know - that by aligning people and processes, we can achieve true
Learn more: Visit www.dell.com/mcc
or view the infographic
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leading provider of healthcare IT services in the world, Dell helps
healthcare organizations harness the power of information to simplify
administration; coordinate and manage patient care; transition from
episodic care to prevention and wellness management and ultimately to
deliver personalized medicine. For more information, visit www.dell.com/healthcare.
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1 Source (News - Alert): "The
Total Economic Impact of Dell's Mobile Clinical Computing Solution,"
a September 2012 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on
behalf of Dell.
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