In this interview, I sit down with with Matt Douglas, Chief Enterprise Architect at Sentara and Optima Health and Chris Logan, Executive Healthcare Advisor at VMware.  You can check out the full interview at the bottom of this article.. Douglas shares why Sentara and Optima Health made the decision to move their Epic EHR to VMware vSphere and vSAN running on the Azure cloud.  That’s a big decision for any organization.  In fact, I asked Douglas if he was worried about virtualizing such an important application and moving it to the cloud.  His response highlighted something we often forget.  Not moving to a modern architecture that includes virtualization and the cloud carries many risks as well.

Jens Koegler

Jens Koegler is VMware's Healthcare Industry Director in EMEA. He is helping our healthcare customers develop and run modern applications to drive innovation and ensure better patient care through a digital foundation that includes data center, hybrid cloud, mobile, networking and security technologies. VMware plays a strategic role in the healthcare industry. Its leading innovations in enterprise software help ensure consistent patient care and reduce IT access time for healthcare professionals so they can spend more time with their patients. Jens plays a key role in helping customers understand how new applications, devices, the latest IT technologies and digital transformation are driving innovation in healthcare.