HIMSS Virtual Conference Box Butte General Hospital -- VDA, Productivity and the User Experience

The HIMSS Virtual Conference occurred this week, covering myriad of topics ranging from Electronic Health Records (EHRs), impact of the HITECH Act, workflow optimization as well as privacy and security in the cloud for healthcare systems.

One presentation that readers of this blog may find useful was that from Box Butte General Hospital on Nov. 4 at 9:00am CT (you can register on the site for access; HIMSS members can already access it online). Here’s a brief synopsis from the session description highlighting what was covered in the presentation:

  • Describe attainable savings to a hospital after implementation of virtualized desktop access (VDA) and single sign-on (SSO)
  • Recognize how the use of technologies such as SSO, strong authentication and virtualization increase productivity, improve security and improve user convenience
  • Explain how replacing PCs with virtualized desktops, in conjunction with an SSO and strong authentication deployment can garner healthcare organization significant annual savings associated with password management and electricity bills

Congrats to Tony Hindman and Mandy Whaley of Box Butte General Hospital on an insightful session. Thanks for sharing your experiences and innovative approach with healthcare access management!