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Frank Nydam

Healthcare Solutions

Biography

Frank Nydam is the Director for Healthcare Solutions, responsible for VMware’s Healthcare strategy, market development and solutions. Frank joined VMware in 2002 and has been primarily focused on the application of virtualization technologies in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Provider industry segments. In his current role Frank collaborates with a broad range of Healthcare ecosystem partners including hospitals, clinical application providers and industry groups to help deliver safer more efficient Healthcare solutions. As a member of VMware’s Office of the CTO, Frank is responsible for helping align product and technology strategy as well as incubating new solutions. Before joining VMware, Frank was the Director of Technology at a national Microsoft Business Solutions partner responsible for application development and infrastructure staff and services. Frank holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering/Management from Kent State University, Executive MBA’s certificates in Finance and Healthcare studies. Frank is a member of HIMSS and represents VMware’s as their executive liaison to CHIME. VMware is a Premier Foundation Member of CHIME and Diamond Member ofHIMSS.

Posts by Frank Nydam

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Healthcare at VMworld 2013: Best Practices in Action

August 13, 2013
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Technology is enabling healthcare to accelerate its innovation and industry transformation. And I’m reminded of this whenever I walk into a hospital – I think of the best practices current physicians follow and the researchers who are breaking new ground on a daily basis. I believe cloud, mobility and collaboration technologies are the key building blocks that will ultimately help transform the healthcare landscape like nothing we have ever seen. As a healthcare IT professional, you face unique and seemingly never-ending challenges. You must meet government mandates while optimizing the clinician’s workflow. You must improve care systems reliability and drive agility. You must make it easier for patients to access  their own health records while electronically collaborating with their physicians and caregivers.  With pressure...

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Introducing VMware vCloud for Healthcare

February 28, 2013
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Introducing VMware vCloud for Healthcare

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), with its Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act provision, kicked-started a healthcare technology modernization wave. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “ObamaCare”) ignited a national dialogue about healthcare. These and other initiatives have spawned new and disruptive business models , blurred lines between traditional providers, and opened a window for new players to enter an industry that historically has not welcomed outsiders. Concurrently, information technology has matured. Virtualization, for example, has gone from being an interesting cost-savings tool to becoming the very foundation for a new era in IT—cloud computing.

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VMware at HIMSS13 – The Crescent City Connection

February 22, 2013
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VMware at HIMSS13 – The Crescent City Connection

The main bridge into the heart of New Orleans, the Crescent City Connection will be an awesome sight to see for the 40,000 healthcare professionals descending on HIMSS13.

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Go Mobile, Go Virtual or Go Home! – HIMSS Europe

May 14, 2012
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Go Mobile, Go Virtual or Go Home!  – HIMSS Europe

I had the opportunity to visit Denmark once again – this time I was there for the 2012 World Health IT Conference and HIMSS Europe.  The wonderful city of Copenhagen hosted VMworld Europe in 2010 and 2011.  It was great to be back!  It turns out that I must have some Danish/Nordic blood in me as there is an ancient area called the NYDAM-Bog where they recovered some really remarkable artifacts.  They actually excavated an ancient wooden ship built around 300 AD The Nydam Boat . Anyways… This was the first time VMware attended HIMSS Europe – we were invited by our friends at Intel Health.  Although not quite the scale of the perennial and supersized US event, HIMSS EMEA was a...

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Transforming the Cost, Quality and Delivery of Patient Care

March 30, 2012
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Transforming the Cost, Quality and Delivery of Patient Care

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a day-long strategy session with a small group of Healthcare CIO’s and CTO’s at the legendary Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) campus in Palo Alto. It’s funny, – although PARC is located directly across the street from VMware’s corporate Headquarters I had never visited the facility.  Steeped in rich technology history the PARC campus hallways speak volumes of the remarkable innovation that has taken place there. (Ethernet, Laser Printing, GUI, Object-Oriented programming, etc.) These ideas that may have seemed insignificant at the time but bravely challenged the currently thinking and status quo.  With that backdrop, the folks at Xerox/ACS walked the group through some quite ingenious ideas and solutions. Leading the...

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Healthcare @ VMware

February 27, 2012
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Healthcare @ VMware

In 2011 I posted a blog during HIMSS Orlando that began with a famous quote from Albert Einstein….“we can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”.  Where HIMSS-2011 felt like it was all about “what if we could…”. The buzz at HIMSS-2012 was all about execution. It felt like the entire industry collectivity said “enough talking” lets go show the world we can do this.  I saw an industry thinking outside of the box and not only challenging long held Healthcare IT dogma but also more importantly innovating.  Building brand new businesses and delivery models.  Confronting today’s and tomorrow’s challenges head-on with new mind set and brighter outlook for the future. Speaking of innovations....

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