Secure and Connected Infrastructure

Secure and Connected
Health organizations rely on information access to deliver quality care and services.
By securely connecting systems, data, and devices, within and across organizations,
you can improve information management and establish a security-enhanced flow of
information to help health professionals provide more efficient and connected care.
With optimized infrastructure offerings from Microsoft and its partners, you can
establish interoperable, security-enhanced, flexible, and scalable infrastructure
services. You choose the infrastructure model that best suits the needs of your
organization, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid of both. With an
optimized infrastructure, you can provide users with personalized connections to
health information from a broad range of devices and work modalities. In addition,
you can deliver information and communications technology (ICT) as a service in a
public or private cloud on your own terms—in a security-enhanced, scalable, and
automated manner.
Flexible Workstyle
Empower health professionals, partners, and patients with the mobility and
flexibility they need to be productive, while providing your ICT team with control,
manageability, and security features. Microsoft® Flexible Workstyle offerings help
you extend security-enhanced, controlled access to information and applications
from virtually anywhere while simplifying application and resource management.
Cloud Optimized Datacenter
Gain more value from your server infrastructure and align services to changing
organizational and citizen/patient needs. Microsoft Cloud Optimized Datacenter
offerings help you establish a scalable, reliable, and available infrastructure services
platform. As a result, you can improve service delivery efficiencies, streamline endto-end system management, and integrate enhanced-security solutions that
provide extended protection features.
Security and Compliance
Integrate, extend, and simplify security and compliance. Microsoft® Security and
Compliance offerings help protect your ICT infrastructure, enabling securityenhanced, contextual, and user-centric access from virtually anywhere.* Protection
features, access, and management—all built around user identity and integrated
with a security-enhanced, interoperable platform—help you manage risk and
achieve your strategic goals.
“Microsoft virtualization
solutions help us operate
more efficiently and costeffectively and provide the
resources that our clinicians
and staff need in a fraction of
the time previously required.”
—John Sims, Supervisor of
Desktop Engineering, Group
Health Cooperative
Healthcare Organization Simplifies ICT Management Through
Operating System Upgrade
Situation: One of the largest healthcare providers in Britain, Barts and The London
NHS Trust has 7,800 employees and comprises three hospitals, with 5,600
computers that all ran the Windows XP operating system.
Solution: After reviewing its ICT assets, Barts and The London NHS Trust
implemented Windows 7 Enterprise operating system to help reduce the
complexity of its infrastructure.
 Simplified ICT management with faster application provisioning and
 Reduced operational and software licensing costs.
 Positioned ICT as an enabler and strategic organizational asset.
Flexible Workstyle
Empower users and increase productivity.
Provide care professionals, administrators, and patients with efficient, security-enhanced access to
information, applications, and people from virtually any location.* With virtually anytime, anywhere
access, care professionals can improve productivity, and provide citizen- and patient-centric care when
and where it’s needed. Care professionals and patients can easily get the information they need—from
the device that best supports the task they need to complete—to make timely health and wellness
Enhance security and control.
With centralized desktop and mobile device management—and a common identity infrastructure—
you can help mitigate security and privacy risks by more consistently enforcing compliance with
industry regulations and organizational policies.
Simplify application and resource management.
A single view across environments, desktops, and devices—and across the applications and services
deployed on them—can enable you to more proactively and efficiently secure, plan, deploy, and
manage your entire ICT infrastructure. Common and familiar tools to deploy, configure, monitor, and
report across different environments simplify managing a complex system and keeping it up to date.
Cloud Optimized Datacenter
Improve and efficiently scale service delivery.
Get the flexibility and choice you need to facilitate a datacenter services strategy aligned with your
organization’s needs. With a scalable, reliable, and available platform that can be used on-premises,
in the cloud, or a hybrid of both, you can make service delivery automated, predictable, measurable,
and elastic.
Streamline end-to-end system management.
A common set of tools helps you efficiently manage across physical and virtual environments—
whether on-premises or in the cloud, simplifies deploying and running across many environments,
and helps to enable you to consolidate your various ICT infrastructure services to lower costs.
Integrate and extend enhanced-security features.
Provide users with access to information from virtually anywhere, through a range of devices, while
helping to safeguard sensitive data. An integrated line of protection, access, and identitymanagement technologies can help you meet your organization’s security and compliance needs.
Security and Compliance
Increase protection to deliver security-enhanced access from virtually anywhere.
A comprehensive, user-centric approach to security and compliance management helps protect
health data by providing in-depth defense across multiple layers, while delivering securityenhanced, common identity-based access for your mobile workforce, patients, and citizens.
Protection features and access are delivered in the context of a user’s identity, and scale seamlessly
across an ever-changing technology landscape, including virtual and cloud-based environments.
Integrate and extend security features across your organization.
Built-in infrastructure security features work across multiple platforms and environments.
Integration across the layers helps you get more value from your existing investments. This
interoperable and integrated security-enhanced platform helps you stay current with organizational
security technologies, compliance policies, and health industry regulatory requirements.
Simplify the security experience, manage compliance.
Help simplify deployment, centrally manage, and deliver contextual and user-centric security
features aligned to the needs of health professionals, patients, and citizens so they can quickly and
easily access and use security-enhanced applications and information.
Single Sign-On Solution Creates Time Savings for Hospitals
Situation: Palmetto Health System serves communities in South Carolina, United States.
Its physicians and clinicians access more than 400 health applications from 7,500
workstations, creating security concerns and complexity managing multiple accounts.
Solution: Microsoft Vergence and Way2Care™ saves physicians and clinicians time
accessing clinical applications, reducing log-on time 44%–69%.
 Offered single or reduced password prompting for clinical workstations.
 Provided individual identity authentication at each clinical workstation.
 Created fast access and log-off to clinical workstations with a badge.
 Replaced physician remote single sign-on with an enterprise solution.
Accelerate Planning and Delivery of Health Solutions
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Secure and Connected Infrastructure offerings from Microsoft and its
partners are enabled by the Microsoft® Connected Health Platform
(CHP). The Microsoft CHP is the implementation of the Connected
Health Framework (CHF) Architecture and Design Blueprint on the
Microsoft platform. The CHF provides a collection of vendor-agnostic
best practices and guidelines to help build service- and standardsbased, interoperable e-Health solutions that are efficient, securityenhanced, flexible, and scalable, and support the full continuum of
care to meet the needs of patients and citizens, health professionals,
and organizations.
Innovative, flexible, and
cost-effective health
solutions from Microsoft
and its partners help
connect people, processes,
and information to deliver a
real impact for better care
and better outcomes, to
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Based on the extensible and agile principles of the CHF, Microsoft CHP
provides offerings for optimizing health information and
communication technology, including prescriptive architecture, design,
and deployment guidance, tools, and solution accelerators. Microsoft
CHP is primarily built on a foundation of application platform
technologies and services, and generic Microsoft® Infrastructure
Optimization (IO) models and tools, specialized for health, enabling
solutions to be delivered and managed on-premises, in the cloud, or a
hybrid of both.
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 Reference the Health ICT
Resource Center at
U.S. Healthcare Firm Speeds Application and Server
Delivery, Cuts Costs with Virtualization
Situation: Group Health needed a faster, more cost-effective, and reliable way
to deploy and manage applications and updates, and make business-critical
software available to users wherever they needed them.
Solution: Windows Server® 2008 R2 with Hyper-V™ and Microsoft®
Application Virtualization streamline deployment and management of ICT
resources enterprisewide.
 Accelerated server provisioning from six weeks to a few days.
 Reduced physical servers by 40%, saving about US$100,000.
 Simplified ICT management while improving service delivery.
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