Diversicare Reduces Healthcare IT Footprint and Lowers Costs with IGEL
SAN FRANCISCO, /PRNewswire/ -- IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that Diversicare, a premier provider of post-acute care headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., has selected the IGEL UD Pocket and the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) to support the roll-out of its Citrix virtualization solutions and the consolidation of its Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems.
"Working with tight operating margins, Healthcare providers must continually find ways to improve their level of service to remain competitive," said Simon Clephan, Vice President of Business Development, IGEL. "This often necessitates a refresh of IT technology and a resultant uptick in costs. At a time when overall operational budgets are under pressure, IGEL can help, by providing a secure, consistent user experience at the endpoint – one that contributes greatly to quality of care."
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"Margins are tight, so we need to be creative about using technology to ensure the productivity of our skilled nursing staff. We have to continue to find new ways to move the dial without adding IT resources and containing IT spend," said Marbury.
Diversicare began deploying IGEL in October 2017, and estimates its savings for the first year to be $635,000 – more than half of which will come from eliminating new hardware costs, and the remainder from reduced expenditures on third-party software licensing. Security and simplicity of transition were also key factors in Diversicare's decision making process. "We acquire a new center and literally at midnight we make the switch to Diversicare's IT infrastructure. The switch has to be fast, secure and seamless," added Marbury.
To add to the complexity of adding new facilities, Diversicare was also moving from two clinical Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems to one. Working in a distributed model across 76 centers, with kiosks and nursing stations, the healthcare staff needed active daily living (ADL) patient information at their fingertips, without any delays. The Citrix and thin client solution had to be able to provide nursing staff with a consistent, efficient, secure user experience – to enable optimum quality of care.
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To read the Diversicare Case Study with IGEL, visit https://www.igel.com/resources/igel-success-story-diversicare/.
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