Podcast, 26.01.2022,German
Enrique Estrada, Senior Director Healthcare Industry Solutions, VMware

From his perspective with 25 years in the healthcare technology industry, Enrique Estrada, the new senior director of healthcare industry solutions at VMware, is impressed with how CIOs pivoted during the pandemic. As a former marine, he learned how it’s key to adapt and overcome; and that’s exactly what he saw CIOs do. In this episode of healthsystemCIO’s Partner Perspective Series, Anthony Guerra, editor-in-chief and founder, Estrada says patients should be at the center of everything, because ultimately, we are all patients. Estrada fell into healthcare early in his career, but because of how important it is, he would never leave it. He also sees more hope than many who say healthcare is technologically 10 to 20 years behind, instead, predicting healthcare is only a few years away from keeping pace with other industries.

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Bold Statements

“ … there’s these virtual visit industries that have been created, these doctors are actually working in their homes, right? And so, CIOs are being challenged to be able to extend that standard of care or create a new standard of care that engages them as well.”

“The whole 21st Century Act is really, really important because I believe that the data should follow you anywhere; your personal PHI should follow you anywhere, just like a credit card transaction follows you anywhere, so should your data.”

“What we’re seeing as far as what’s next is this big orchestration of workflows, data, and devices coming together and being used across different clouds as part of one encounter.”

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.