Medical

How Virtual Desktops Are
Enabling Success In The Healthcare Industry

As more hospitals are moving towards value-based care, technology will continue to play a major part in this transition. Most healthcare facilities are placing more attention to secure information access. As a result of this transition, the virtual infrastructure in healthcare facilities has become a more well-known factor.

Cost Savings

A Virtual Desktop Infrastructure can generate savings by consolidating desktop management into one place by allowing IT departments to distribute all patches and updates at once because desktops are no longer being deployed on individual devices. Due to this, Bring-your-own-device (BYOD)programs can be deployed ad organizations no longer need to budget for upgraded computers because the latest functioning PCs are no longer
required to complete tasks

Safety & Compliance

If a healthcare facility reduces the amount of data hosted on endpoint devices, the risk of a cyber threat will be reduced. For example, if one device from the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is under attack, that device will be isolated from the other devices on the network, protecting important medical data. Virtual Desktops are hosted on the cloud so all data and sensitive information is secured and in compliance with HIPPA.

Mobility

Clinicians and medical professionals will no longer be tied to a single device to access their desktop and all their applications. This is particularly useful in the healthcare industry because clinicians can be called into an emergency situation and need to quickly and safely log in and out of their desktop to treat patients in need of urgent care. Users will be able to access their personal desktop via any thin client device on the network without having to go through a long login process.

Adding virtual desktops to healthcare IT infrastructure gives administrators the opportunity to have more control over desktop environments making them more secure and in compliance with HIPPA. This control also leads to faster login times for clinicians which directly impacts how engaged they can be with their patients.

Patient Care

Administration

Clinician login time is also an issue regarding fast patient care. Large amounts of time is wasted logging in and out of applications that could be spent interacting and working with patients. Long login times may also put patients in need of immediate care at risk.

Virtual Desktops will allow healthcare professionals to view important paperwork away from the healthcare facility. Healthcare professionals will no longer have to juggle the pressures of handling administrative tasks while trying to assist patients. Important data can be implemented into personal computers or other devices. The data on personal devices will be well-protected under HIPPA compliance in the same way they are protected on the systems in the healthcare facilities.