Metro Health Hospital

Metro Health Hospital Innovates Digital Workspaces with Liquidware Solutions

Metro Health Hospital is a 208-bed teaching hospital in western Michigan.  The organization is committed to innovation and has received numerous awards, including recognition as a Most Connected Hospital for 2015-2016 by U.S. News & World Report, one of America's Most Wired Hospitals by the American Hospital Associations (AHA) Health Forum and the College of Heathcare Information Executives (CHIME), and one of the 50 Greenest Hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review. The organization's innovation extends to information technology, with Metro Health Hospital being a very early adopter of desktop virtualization as a means to improving desktops for clinicians and staff.

Liquidware ProfileUnity and Stratusphere UX have provided several specific benefits to the hospital, including enabling it to meet its super-fast login requirements (30 seconds or less for first time login, 7 seconds or less for re-login), providing the visibility needed to build, manage, troubleshoot and optimize the robust desktop environment that serves the critical needs of the hospital.

Metro Health, like many other healthcare organizations, uses large, resource-intensive applications that use multiple screens, high-end graphics and analytics. The hospital wanted to deliver these applications and critical information “anywhere, any time” to ensure that clinicians would have rapid access to resources at the patient’s bedside or wherever needed in the hospital.

Stratusphere UX provides the visibility to not only prevent issues, but even more so, to optimize workloads, hosts and resources to ensure super-fast, highly responsive desktops. ProfileUnity not only reduces login times, (up to 10X faster than roaming profiles or basic UPM tools), the solution also automates Windows migrations and helps maintain continuity of user experience across sessions.

Liquidware solutions not only save time and conserve budgets for Metro Health, they also help the organization deliver on its mission of being a patient-focused innovator.