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Mobile Medical Workstation

Improve Patient Care and Simplify Operations


Hospitals and health systems are increasingly adopting Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to deliver better care, improve business outcomes and simplify how care providers and administrative staff access their work environments.

Virtual desktops provide several advantages over physical desktops, including mobility and simplicity for the users, improved security of data, and simpler management and roll out of the desktop environments. Mobile Medical Workstations, powered by VDI, allow care providers to access their environments quickly from many different stations that can be distributed over the campus, improving productivity, providing better access to critical information, and allowing providers to spend more time with patients and less with technology.

As with many VDI projects, the success of Mobile Medical Workstation projects depends on achieving positive ROI, delivering consistent seamless use experience, and ensuring predictable and simple scalability to accommodate future growth. It is also imperative that the solution integrates key technologies used for single sign-on and access control, as well as supports the graphics needs of the users. Additionally, Mobile Medical Workstations need to be able to accommodate users of varying profiles, with varying degree of criticality and SLAs.

Most traditional approaches to infrastructure are inadequate to handle the requirements for Mobile Medical Workstations, and adoption has been inhibited by the costs and complexity associated with traditional three-tier, server-to-SAN implementations. Often, they require massive infrastructure over-provisioning in order to support the high IO density of the workload, resulting in higher total cost. It often becomes too complex and cumbersome to deliver the user experience to critical users at times of high activity. Lastly, infrastructure scaling is often a disruptive, complex and costly exercise.

Optimize Mobile Medical Workstations with Pivot3 HCI

Pivot3’s intelligent policy-based Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) can greatly optimize Mobile Medical Workstation projects by minimizing infrastructure footprint and TCO, streamlining management, delivering a superior user experience, and simplifying the transition from pilot to full-scale deployment.

Key Benefits of Pivot3 Mobile Medical Workstation Solution

Improved Patient Outcomes with Exceptional User Experience

Pivot3’s Mobile Medical Workstation solution improves productivity and patient care by enabling care providers to access their desktops from any mobile station with faster login and access times. Pivot3’s NVMe flash-optimized distributed architecture removes common resource bottlenecks, delivering a consistent, predictable, crisp user experience for healthcare staff.

Reduce Risks Related to Service Availability and Data Security

Pivot3’s Intelligence Engine mitigates security and availability risks associated with Mobile Medical Workstation deployments. Pivot3 utilizes advanced erasure coding to deliver resilience and mitigate impacts of node or component failures. With erasure coding, Pivot3 enables market-leading storage efficiency, performance and resilience from outages. Additionally, native data services that include encryption, replication and snapshots to secure critical healthcare assets in a simple manner.

Less Infrastructure and a More Productive IT Team

Pivot3 reduces the amount of datacenter hardware required to support the Mobile Medical Workstation project by delivering market-leading user density per node. With Pivot3, there is no need to over-provision storage infrastructure to meet IO requirements. Pivot3 utilizes an NVMe flash-optimized multi-tier architecture that is managed by its policy-based Intelligence Engine. The architecture eliminates bottlenecks, boosting user density and slashing hardware footprint. The Intelligence Engine allows VDI admins to prioritize various Mobile Medical Workstation user pools based on their criticality. These policies eliminate the usual complex and cumbersome tasks involved in performance management, simplifying on-going operations, boosting IT staff productivity and improving user satisfaction.

Simple, Predictable, Cost-Effective Scaling

Many Mobile Medical Workstation projects fail to transition from pilot to full-scale due to cost and complexity involved in scaling the underlying infrastructure to accommodate user growth. Pivot3 simplifies scaling with its distributed architecture and flexible options for scaling. You can grow your infrastructure without any downtime and in small steps by adding the desired number of appliances. Pivot3 offers Compute, Storage and GPU-optimized nodes to address specific growth objectives, thus helping lower the cost of scaling over time.

Leverage a Broad Partner Ecosystem

Pivot3 works with a broad ecosystem of partners to effectively support your Mobile Medical Workstation requirements. Pivot3’s solution is validated with leading VDI software platforms including VMware Horizon and Citrix Virtual Desktops and Apps, as well as leading VDI technology partners such as NVIDIA, Tetradici, Liquidware, Login VSI, and Imprivata. Pivot3 rigorously tests its solutions with key VDI platforms using industry standard tools to simplify infrastructure deployment, sizing and scaling.

Pivot3 Rich Technology Partner Ecosystem
Pivot3 Rich Technology Partners

Customer Successes

National Health Service (NHS)
  • Over 20,000 users, 154 locations
  • 55% less TCO, 95% faster access to desktops
  • Improved security, simpler management, satisfied users
Regional US Health System
  • Over 350 concurrent users
  • 0 Outages / 100% uptime
  • 90% faster access to desktops
  • Better care, simpler operations and always-ON availability
Biomedical Research Company
  • VDI + OLTP databases on shared platform
  • GPU-enabled power users
  • 30% faster VDI performance with sub-ms database latency
  • Simple management, less infrastructure and superior user experience

Why Pivot3 for Mobile Medical Workstation

Pivot3’s intelligent infrastructure optimizes Mobile Medical Workstation projects by minimizing footprint and TCO, streamlining management, delivering a superior user experience, and simplifying the transition from pilot to full-scale.

Key Advantages

  • NVMe flash-optimized, multi-tier architecture slashes login times and improves user density while delivering ultra-fast user experience
  • Policy-based Intelligence Engine eliminates complexity and ensures user experience without administrative overhead
  • Broad choice of form factors provide simple scalability, flexible deployment and improved cost-efficiencies
  • Broad ecosystem of technology partners for Mobile Medical Workstations simplify roll-out

Business Benefits

  • Improved patient care and staff productivity with secure, easy access to critical data
  • Guaranteed user experience for critical care providers to ensure user satisfaction and adoption
  • Simple IT operations and smaller hardware footprint to ensure positive ROI
  • Simple, predictable, cost-effective scalability for Mobile Medical Workstations to ensure long-term success