How Allscripts Pro EHR can cripple your VDI infrastructure

As the administrator of a VMware Horizon View virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for a county hospital, I’m frequently looking for applications that abuse infrastructure resources by consuming excessive CPU, RAM, or Disk. Allscripts Pro EHR and Allscripts Pro PM are two applications that often create unnecessary challenges in our environment. Allscripts Pro PM requires Microsoft […]

Pure Storage Proactive Support and its Flash Fairy

If PS is an abbreviation for Pure Storage, PSPS should be what they call Pure Storage Proactive Support. In the past two months, the Pure Storage customer support team has proactively opened three cases on our behalf in an effort to help us reduce risk, improve performance, and get the most out of my employer’s […]

Speaking at HIMSS Midwest Fall Technology Conference

In mid-November I will be speaking at the 2014 Midwest Fall Technology Conference for HIMSS. Joe Ferguson from Pure Storage and I will present a case study at 9:45 am on November 13 that will discuss how flash-based storage can be best-utilized in healthcare datacenters. My employer Riverview Health has been a happy Pure Storage […]

Irv Pearce receives William H. Deitrick Service Medal

While I’ve twice had a job title with the word “architect” in it (Content Architect and Enterprise Architect), my dad is the real deal — you know, the kind of architect that designs buildings. Two weeks ago, my father Irvin Pearce received the AIA (American Institute of Architects) North Carolina William H. Deitrick Service Medal. […]