Building future ready, strategic technology operations in healthcare – The Changing Role of Healthcare IT

The tactical aspects of IT have never been considered particularly glamorous, and until recently there was little expectation that IT infrastructure and operations would ever be more than a cost center. With software gaining in importance, IT teams play a critical role beyond keeping the lights on and the servers running. Today, healthcare providers and payers of all kinds look to their IT teams for strategic leadership.

Healthcare IT teams are on the front lines of business continuity through IT reliability, stability, and security in the face of tremendous change. In short, doing heroes’ work to ensure digital resources support on-the-ground realities and changing models of how providers and payers deliver services. Now more than ever, IT organizations must adopt future ready solutions to maximize existing technology investments and prepare for tomorrow, starting today.

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.