Finally, Telemedicine That Works

vidyoVidyo Enables Mercy to Transform Patient Care through Telehealth Services Mercy SafeWatch is Largest Single-­Hub TeleICU in the U.S.

Hackensack, NJ – May 13, 2014 – Innovation in telemedicine is a top priority for healthcare providers around the world, and you need look no further than the heartland of America to find Mercy – the sixth largest Catholic health system in the U.S. – leading the way in transforming patient care through telehealth. The St. Louis­?based network of hospitals and health facilities spanning four states is reinventing models for fast and efficient medical diagnosis and delivery. Mercy SafeWatch, the largest single-­?hub TeleICU in the country, enables specialists to continually monitor critical patient data across 15 hospitals and interact via video communication with on-­site medical teams and patients, virtually expanding each patient’s care team. Mercy doctors and administrators believe that their latest healthcare technology has the potential to change the face of patient care in the U.S. and beyond.

Vidyo’s visual communications technology is integrated into Mercy’s central TeleICU command centerin St. Louis, which also supports other critical care telemedicine services at Mercy such as telestroke, telecardiology and teleperinatal. With the integration of Vidyo and Philips® eCare Manager, SafeWatch is able to provide around-­the?clock vigilance of critically ill patients. Over 450 Philips TelelCU monitored beds have been equipped with Vidyo so that Mercy’s critical care doctors and nurses can watch over and communicate with ICU patients, their families and bedside healthcare staff via Vidyo from a central command center. According to Wendy Deibert, vice president of Telehealth Services at Mercy, the health system expects to expand the use of Vidyo to even more beds and applications. “With Vidyo we are able to do many things a bedside physician can do, except physically touch a patient. We can see the entire room, from the drips to the ventilator panel, to how the patient looks. We can talk to the family, patient or nurses in the room.”

“One of the biggest problems healthcare facilities are facing across the U.S., is that there isn’t adequate access to healthcare,” said Thomas Hale, executive medical director of and Telehealth Services at Mercy. “With Vidyo, we are now capable of reaching those who need us the most, when they need us, wherever they are. Vidyo gives us the required high level of visual acuity, regardless of what kind of device you are communicating with and what level of bandwidth is available.”

“Telemedicine is playing a bigger and bigger role in the care of patients the world over, and the innovation of new technologies and models of healthcare is central to the future of medicine,” said Dr. Dale Alverson, medical director, Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research, University of New Mexico. “Technology should not only be about making things easier, but also about making things possible. Mercy’s SafeWatch demonstrates just how effective a healthcare system can be when you have great technology and tools to work with. Vidyo has been very responsive to the needs of the healthcare industry. They see what’s necessary for us to move into the future and they provide exceptional solutions to get us there.”

“The Mercy program is a testament to what can be accomplished when you put great technology into the hands of people with vision and a passion to improve the status quo,” said Ofer Shapiro, Vidyo’s CEO and co-­?founder. “By using Vidyo, Mercy is revolutionizing healthcare and making programs such as SafeWatch possible with scalable, cost?effective, visual communication that leverages the public Internet and existing general purpose IP networks. Healthcare practitioners are now able to rely on secure, encrypted remote doctor-­patient and doctor-­doctor interactions that are as close to face?to?face consultations as you can get.”

The VidyoWorks™ platform allows healthcare providers to deploy high definition (HD), low latency Vidyo for healthcare anywhere an examination or consultation needs to take place, from within medical facilities and patient homes, clinics, other hospitals or physician home offices. It is a complete,end-to­?end solution with a variety of endpoint options, including VidyoRoom™ systems for conferences or auditorium events, desktop endpoints for doctors’ offices, simple?click, touch screen options for patients at home, and customized endpoints for medical cart and bedside use in hospital emergency rooms, operating rooms or clinics. Vidyo offers natural, multipoint HD video communications that can be accessed from virtually any device and room size over basic Internet or wireless networks. Vidyo delivers HIPAA compliant encryption for its endpoints and is able to integrate with third party H.323 and SIP-­based video conferencing systems. It easily integrates with established healthcare environments, supporting a variety of medical devices and interoperating with existing conferencing infrastructure.

Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 33 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, two rehab hospitals and one orthopedic hospital, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-­workers and 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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About Vidyo, Inc.
Vidyo, Inc. pioneered personal telepresence enabling natural, HD multi-­point video conferencing solutions on tablets and smart phones, PCs and Macs, room systems, that interoperate with legacy H.323 and SIP endpoints, telepresence solutions and affordable cloud?based video conferencing as a service solutions. The VidyoWorksTM platform allows solution providers to integrate high quality visual communications into their applications, leveraging H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) and Vidyo’s patented VidyoRouter™ technology. Learn more at, on the Blog or follow Vidyo on Twitter @vidyo and on Facebook.


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Many of the products and features described herein remain in varying stages of development and will be offered on a when-­and­?if available basis. The product plans, pricing, specifications, and descriptions are provided for information only and are subject to change without notice, and are provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Vidyo reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time.

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HP Converged System for SAP HANA*


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Cloud-based SAP HANA hosted by HPC Solutions, powered by HP

SAP HANA®, short for “High-performance Analytic Appliance,” is a data platform built for running in-memory transactional and analytical workloads. Unlike traditional databases that require these workloads to be separated, SAP HANA offers a faster and simplified architecture that consolidates both online analytic processing (OLAP) and online transaction processing (OLTP) landscapes into a single database. As a result, you can analyze large amounts of data in real time, with instant business insights, and lower overall total cost of ownership (TCO).

SAP HANA provides a catalyst for real business transformation, and organizations are making long-term, strategic architectural bets for their data centers and data management platforms. HP is the only player who has the architecture, expertise, and vision to meet SAP HANA infrastructure needs.

HP Converged System for SAP HANA is a portfolio of scalable, performance-optimized systems for SAP HANA, designed to reduce complexity and risk while providing the fastest path to value for your deployment. All HP Converged System solutions (otherwise known as ‘Sharks’) are workload-optimized systems that are easy to buy, manage, and support.

HP Converged System for SAP HANA is optimized with proven performance and built-in high availability, as well as broad scalability to grow as your data grows. In addition, only HP has the committed long-term roadmap and investments to offer multiple system configurations and deployment options, including on-premise, hosted, and cloud (HANA Enterprise Cloud, HEC). In combination with leading data management solutions (backup and snapshots), consulting services (from planning to migration to deployment), and one-stop support services, HP provides the most complete offering for SAP HANA in the market.

HP Converged System for SAP HANA includes the HP Converged System 500 for SAP HANA, which is available today and optimized for analytics and data warehousing, as well as business application deployments. Later this year, HP will offer an HP Converged System that leverages technologies developed as part of HP/SAP® co-innovation prototype, Project Kraken. It is this technology that will enable the largest, most mission-critical business application deployments available in the industry.

What is HP Converged System 500 for SAP HANA?

HP Converged System 500 for SAP HANA is a set of systems that are purpose-built for SAP HANA and designed to SAP’s own specifications for the HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 Servers. They are optimized for high performance, built-in high availability, and broad scalability to grow as your data grows. Scale-up configurations are optimized for analytics and transaction processing, as well as for SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA. Scale-out configurations are optimized for rolling up multiple SAP instances into a single enterprise data warehouse (EDW) to provide a unified view of the business.

What are the business use cases for HP Converged System 500 for SAP HANA? HP recognizes that SAP HANA adoption is a journey. There are SAP customers who are primarily interested in accelerating analytics/reporting with SAP HANA, while others want to run multiple SAP business applications (which support different functions and often different business units) within a company. Our experience has led us to lay out an adoption strategy that matches critical steps in your SAP HANA adoption journey.

Whether you are looking to accelerate business analytics for one of your lines-of-business, ready to build your  next-generation business warehouse on SAP HANA, or set to transform your entire global SAP landscape with SAP HANA, HP has a solution configuration that’s sized just right for you—and is ready to scale as your needs change.

The next generation data management platform

In-memory technologies like SAP HANA provide a common platform designed for faster big data analytics, a more scalable data warehouse and ability to migrate all business applications to one underlying data base. An optimized data management architecture should be deployed without disruption to unlock operational efficiencies and turn large amounts of data into real-time, actionable business insights.

HP Converged System for SAP HANA provides the most complete integrated system in the market featuring:

  • Optimized for big data analytics providing 2X faster performance along with industry’s only automated, uninterrupted failover for SAP HANA*
  • Architected to scale as data grows with choice of configurations and deployment options including on-premise, hosted, and Cloud
  • Faster time to value with systems that are easy to configure, quote, order, and deploy – go from order to operations as few as 15 days.
  • Speeding problem resolution with integrated system level support for both pro-active and reactive care with a dedicated, single point of contact


Lower your risk

HP provides complete end to end services for your SAP HANA solutions beginning with advisory services to help you get started on your journey to management services that provide on-going applications support for your SAP HANA environment. Add alternative deployment models, including HP’s As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA and you can feel confident that HP will be with you every step of the way on your journey to the real time enterprise.

Get started with HPC Solutions

HPC Solutions is your local source for HP Cloud Agile hosting services for SAP HANA. Powered by HP products and technologies, HPC Solutions delivers a wide range of services, including dedicated hosting, hybrid cloud hosting, managed hosting, application specific hosting for mission-critical applications such as SAP, SAP HANA, email, and compliant services targeted at vertical industry segments, including healthcare, government, media and more. Through the HP Cloud Agile program, we deliver SAP HANA as a service running on the best cloud solutions for your precise needs, all backed by the power of HP, in order to:

Accelerate business innovation and foster growth, while reducing inefficiencies

  • Improve business agility and ability to respond to changing business demands
  • Simplify and standardize
  • Shorten time-to-market

Let HPC Solutions help you access the full power of a SAP HANA in a managed cloud environment. Plus, take advantage of a complete portfolio of value-added SAP HANA consulting services that address your requirements throughout your SAP HANA journey.
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Taking Virtualization to the Next Level

Taking virtualization to the next level

If your company is ready for virtualization, but you’re concerned about the complexity and cost, HPC Solutions and HP have an easy-to-deploy, easy-to-manage, easy-to-support solution you can order in minutes and deploy in weeks.

Like countless midsize organizations, you might have taken a few careful steps on your virtualization journey, such as virtualizing your servers and some of your applications . Doing so helped you consolidate your data center’s footprint and streamline management and maintenance.

But this is only the beginning. There are so many more workloads you can virtualize—and so many more benefits to gain.

For example, did you know you can use virtualization to standardize the technologies at all your remote office/branch offices (ROBOs), and manage all ROBOs from a central location? Consider the time, money, and effort you’ll save by easily pushing out firmware and driver updates to all of your systems.

Before you say, “I don’t have the budget or the IT staff to deploy a system like that,” let’s talk about a proven all-in-one system from HP that supports the virtualization needs of businesses like yours—HP Converged System 300 for Virtualization.

The converged approach

Taking efficiency to new heights, HP Converged System 300 for Virtualization is a virtualized, workload-optimized, rack server based system that includes everything you need in a single, easy-to-order, “converged” package. To significantly reduce complexity and boost performance of the virtualized environment, software-defined storage resides within the HP ProLiant servers—and those servers are powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors.

For more information on how HPC Solutions and HP Converged Systems can help you virtualize:
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OpenStack Summit May 12-15, 2014 Atlanta – Atlanta Event Center at Opera

Join Piston Cloud at the Summit for an interactive summit about the new OpenStack solution. This event features dynamic keynote speakers, hands on workshops, sponsor and evening events and so much more!

OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.

The Sponsors Demo Theater will showcase all of the components for both public and private cloud solutions, and highly interactive sessions about networking, operations, security will be held daily.

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For more information about the OpenStack Summit or how HPC Solutions can help you with your OpenStack solution, contact Jerry Krenning, VP Datacenter (877)216-9270


The USDA Open Stack story

In the beginning…

The USDA National Information Technology Center traces its lineage back to 1957 with the mission of reducing IT costs by pooling resources of multiple USDA agencies.
Our existing virtual hosting environment wasn’t designed to be a Cloud. It was built in continuance of our traditional mission – share stuff to keep computing (hosting) costs down. On top of that, we built in everything that govt customers are required to do; layers of security, compliance, backups, DR, etc.
Then our customers started asking about this Cloud thing. They were seeing their private industry peers using fast, agile, and cheap hosting services to change their IT processes; they failed-fast, iterated quickly, and spent less to do it than they could even in their own relatively new virtualized hosting environments. Our customers wanted to use the same methodologies to accomplish their public sector missions.

Enter OpenStack!


• Hallway convos around this new OpenStack thing, realization that this could be just what NITC needs to offer real cloud services. Zach believes!
• Zach wagers his parking space for 5 minutes with NITC’s top guy to talk OpenStack.
• A team is selected evaluate Zach’s ideas. Leadership’s vision is aligned, as evidenced by the unlimited access to personnel for the team.
• Excitement over the idea of OpenStack and what it means for hosting centers like NITC.


• We started looking into what all could be done w/ OpenStack, and what our wants/needs were for our prospective cloud customers.
• Feature Greed sets it! We over-ran the docs pretty badly.
• But we kept at it. Late nights, re-installs, 500 ways not to build a cloud discovered.
• Stayed about 2 days behind Nicira NVP (now VMware NSX) guys during our Quantum build.
The Cathedral is completely freaked out.


• Main feature collection working – VMs being deployed form Horizon. Much rejoicing.
• Demo delivered to exec leadership – overwhelmingly positive reception.
• Direction from leaders to build the real deal.
• Beers


• We needed stability and sustainability, and we couldn’t hire like RackSpace. So we looked around for some vendors that seemed to understand our vision.
• In our search we arrived at VMware NSX for our network
• We were bowled-over by Piston’s approach to provisioning and operational philosophy,
• And Silicon Mechanics’ approach to hardware lifecycle was a perfect fit with Piston.
• Now we had to figure out how to get them all together.
• So we brought them out to Kansas City for some BBQ from a gas station

HPC Solutions Invites You To Attend a One Day Educational Briefing

Transformative Technologies: Cloud, Big Data, Security, and Mobility in Government

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Time: 8:00am – 5:00 pm MDT

Cost: Complimentary

Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80906

The rise of Cloud, Mobility, Big Data, and Security is shaking up IT today, and its impact is accelerating. By 2020, we’ll grapple with 30 billion devices, 40 trillion gigabytes of data, 10 million mobile apps for 8 billion people.

Agencies must embrace emerging technologies now, or find their ability to support the mission lagging.

This one-day educational briefing will explore innovative strategies and technologies government can implement now to deliver better results and create value for the citizen.

Featured Keynote
Dr. Terry Pierce, (Captain, USN, Ret.), Special Advisor for Disruptive Innovation, Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorateterry-pierce

This briefing will feature:
• Keynotes by government officials on the frontlines of implementing disruptive technologies in their agencies.
• Industry subject matter experts and thought leaders introducing best practices in transforming citizen services through information technology.
• Certificates awarding 5 CPE’s accredited by The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership.
• In depth discussion of government’s path forward to aligning new technologies to serve agency missions.
• A mix of technology and trends for IT directors and managers to use in preparing to implement emerging technologies.

Complimentary Register here:

Participants can earn 5 CPE credits in Business Management and Organization. To receive CPE credit you must arrive on time and sign in on the CPE sheet (located at the registration desk). Certificates will be e-mailed to registrants. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 50 minutes equals 1 CPE.

This event is brought to you by:

GWU CEPL is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Concerns regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: