The Aventura Story
Aventura was born in a hospital IT department that completed a desktop virtualization project, only to see nurses and doctors run the other way. The team realized it had two major problems—access speed and data relevancy. Enter speed: When you logon fifty to a hundred times a day—as most nurses do—the waiting isn’t an annoyance, it’s a back breaker. Enter data relevancy: the IT department had given static desktops to people in constant motion. This meant lots of extra keystrokes. To capture the hearts and minds of clinicians, the team needed to get rid of the dunce work—fast.
The team—which eventually became Aventura—attacked the problem from the other end; the end that started with understanding how nurses and doctors actually work. The Aventura team became a shadow, following the clinicians for months, carefully observing their actions, and their interactions with each other, with patients and with computers. The team noted the choreography when the work was really flowing. And it noted the interruptions, the wasted motions, the waiting and the tension, when it wasn’t.
With an understanding of how the whole system needed to work for the people who delivered the care, the Aventura team started building—a universal architecture that reaches into all the layers. An architecture that included OS, virtual desktops, applications, policy, and printers. An architecture so unique that it made static components act like they’re one step ahead of your doctors and nurses.
As far as we can tell, we’re the only people who have even come close to making this happen. We think a big part of it is where we started. While other companies are struggling to adapt products that weren’t designed for healthcare, we started in a hospital and we never got distracted. Where other companies have come up with one-off solutions to animate their own static software, our solution works with whatever software you have.
When you talk to us, it’s probably not a good idea to expect a normal conversation. Because you have to forget everything you know about desktops and clinicians, printing infrastructures, rules and policies and how they’re applied. We have an entirely new way to do this stuff that works now—and will keep working as you migrate your way to true roaming freedom.