SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Jim Kaskade, Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Sean Houghton, Glenn Rossman

News Feed Item

Coretek's Virtual Clinical Workstation Improves Patient Care at Texas Tech Health Center

LUBBOCK, TX--(Marketwired - July 16, 2014) - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is the fastest growing medical school in Texas, as well as one of the area's largest healthcare providers. In order to keep pace with their growth, they were looking for ways to leverage technology and Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). The IT Department at TTUHSC brought in the experienced team from Coretek Services to design and implement a solution that ultimately improved patient care.

One of the biggest challenges healthcare organizations like TTUHSC face today is the time it takes to log in to multiple applications from various devices and locations. Karla Silva, Director of Clinical Systems Support at TTUHSC in Odessa, brought in Coretek because she was impressed with the clinical workflow system they designed for their location in Odessa. The result was a more efficient single sign-on system that could shorten log on times from 2 minutes to 3-5 seconds, saving clinicians 1-2 hours per day. Additionally, Coretek's solution helped Texas Tech comply with the approaching Meaningful Use deadlines. 

According to Silva, "The technology is new in the marketplace and we wanted to partner with a firm that had successful implementations and understood clinical workflows, interactions and healthcare mandates." Coretek Services has helped over 100 Healthcare organizations across the country improve workflows and increase productivity.

Coretek's Virtual Clinical Workstation provides a fully decoupled virtualized desktop, user and application delivery environment accessed via a proximity badge tap. This allows users to roam seamlessly between their office, patient rooms, medical carts and mobile devices anywhere. The highly flexible, virtual system incorporates Coretek's own proprietary software along with Citrix, Imprivata and AppSense technology and provides extremely fast access to EMRs.

With the implementation of the Coretek solution, the IT organization at TTUHSC also saw improvements in resource utilization. Jorge Caballero, TTUHSC's Director of Infrastructure Technology said, "The big payoff comes with using VDI. If one device fails, it's easily replaced and the uptime and availability is better than with thin clients or PCs. The time it takes to maintain and distribute new applications is faster, and we are getting a lot less calls about lost passwords."

As hospitals are looking for ways to improve patient care and productivity, Coretek can customize a solution to meet their needs. Coretek is technology agnostic and will leverage existing technology and architecture to minimize costs. Per Ron Lisch, CEO of Coretek Services, "We are consultants first and due to our experience in healthcare, we know how to design solutions with the clinicians in mind."

About Coretek Services

Coretek Services is a systems integration and consulting company providing IT solutions in the areas of Server and Desktop Virtualization, Clinical Workstation, Infrastructure Consulting, Managed Services, Project Management and Strategic Staffing. Coretek's goal is to help clients achieve and sustain predictable and cost effective IT results. Project Success -- No exceptions! Visit Coretek online at www.coretekservices.com.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Ar...
The term culture has had a polarizing effect among DevOps supporters. Some propose that culture change is critical for success with DevOps, but are remiss to define culture. Some talk about a DevOps culture but then reference activities that could lead to culture change and there are those that talk about culture change as a set of behaviors that need to be adopted by those in IT. There is no question that businesses successful in adopting a DevOps mindset have seen departmental culture change, ...
SYS-CON Media announced today that Skytap blog on "DevOps Journal" exceeded 84,000 story reads. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done. Noel Wurst is the managing content editor at Skytap. Skytap provides SaaS-based dev/test environments to the enterprise. Skytap solution removes the inefficiencies and constraints that comp...
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's large...
SYS-CON Events announced today Isomorphic Software, the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Isomorphic Software is the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications. We develop, market, and support the SmartClient & Smart GWT HTML5/Ajax platform, combining the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the ...
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, a...
Fundamentally, SDN is still mostly about network plumbing. While plumbing may be useful to tinker with, what you can do with your plumbing is far more intriguing. A rigid interpretation of SDN confines it to Layers 2 and 3, and that's reasonable. But SDN opens opportunities for novel constructions in Layers 4 to 7 that solve real operational problems in data centers. "Data center," in fact, might become anachronistic - data is everywhere, constantly on the move, seemingly always overflowing. Net...
"ElasticBox is an enterprise company that makes it very easy for developers and IT ops to collaborate to develop, build and deploy applications on any cloud - private, public or hybrid," stated Monish Sharma, VP of Customer Success at ElasticBox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrateg...
The Internet of Things promises to transform businesses (and lives), but navigating the business and technical path to success can be difficult to understand. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Manager for Xively at LogMeIn, demonstrated how to approach creating broadly successful connected customer solutions using real world business transformation studies including New England BioLabs and more.
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happe...