Virtual Desktop Roaming

Imprivata Virtual Desktop Access (VDA)


Make the best use of roaming desktops and care providers' time with Imprivata Virtual Desktop Access (VDA). Imprivata OneSign gives care providers fast and easy access to their Citrix- or VMware-based virtual desktops. By replacing repetitive, manual log-ins with automated processes, Imprivata OneSign helps providers obtain information more efficiently, so they can spend more time with patients.

Manual log-ins at each location in a facility disrupts workflows and hinders efficiency. Yet security and privacy requirements around patient data mandate that effective user authentication processes cover all types of access, including virtual.

Imprivata Virtual Desktop Access provides fast access to virtual desktops that ‘follow’ care providers as they move around a hospital, maintaining the state of their systems and applications as they change locations and devices.

That lets care providers leverage virtualization for more efficient care delivery while maintaining compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements.


Product Features

No Click Access to Roaming Desktops

Imprivata Virtual Desktop Access integrates with Citrix and VMware environments to enable desktop roaming with just the tap of a badge. When implemented together with Imprivata OneSign Single Sign-On, the combined solution can extend this keyboard-free access to all systems and applications. Fast, easy and effective, the system lets providers focus more on their patients and less on the technology they’re using to deliver care.

Strengthens HIPAA Compliance

Imprivata Virtual Desktop Access helps hospitals and care providers safeguard patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI). Hospital IT teams can define and enforce HIPAA-compliant policies for activities, including frequent password changes, advanced authentication, and two-factor authentication for transactions such as Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) and e-Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS). With Imprivata Virtual Desktop Access, hospitals can track access by user, making auditing and HIPAA reporting simple and fast.

Easy Integration with Citrix and VMware Environments

Imprivata Virtual Desktop Access is designed for easy and effective implementation with desktop virtualization environments from market leaders Citrix and VMware. 

For Citrix environments: Imprivata Virtual Desktop Access streamlines access to virtualized resources in Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp environments. With an automated and simplified Citrix log-in process, Imprivata Virtual Desktop Access includes authentication to the workstation, launch and authentication to Citrix Receiver, and selection of the individual desktop. Certified as Citrix Ready and integrated with the Citrix Fast Connect API, Imprivata Virtual Desktop Access provides a seamless Citrix authentication experience.

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For VMware environments: Imprivata Virtual Desktop Access integrates with VMware Horizon View, giving care providers fast and easy access to their VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care desktops. Imprivata Virtual Desktop Access speeds and simplifies VMware Horizon View login process, including authenticating to the workstation, launching and authenticating to the Horizon View client, and selecting the care provider's desktop. In addition, Imprivata Virtual Desktop Access is a certified component of the VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care Reference Architecture, which means hospital IT teams get a proven ‘blueprint’ for implementation.

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Zero and Thin Client Support

Imprivata Virtual Desktop Access is the only access management solution available today that enables true desktop roaming between zero client devices, with industry-leading support for zero and thin client devices. API-level integration with VMware Horizon View and the Teradici PC-over-IP protocol enables full roaming across zero and thin client devices – with no input of usernames or passwords required. And with OneSign embedded in the Texas Instruments DM8148 system-on-a-chip, Imprivata enables onboard authentication management functionality for thin- and zero-client endpoints  from leading vendors including Dell, HP and Igel.

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Additional Resources

     No Click Access to Virtual Desktops

Featured Resources

3 Steps to Faster EMR Adoption with Desktop Virtualization and SSO

By combining desktop virtualization with single sign-on, hospitals can provide clinicians with a roaming desktop that follows them throughout the day increasing their productivity, satisfaction and overall adoption of electronic medical records.

Citrix Virtual Desktops in Hospitals: Streamlining Clinical Workflows

Security and compliance are ‘built into’ the desktop environment rather than imposed on the care provider. The result is a healthcare environment that reclaims time and focus from technology so it’s available for patient care.

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