Saving clicks for clinicians – Imprivata OneSign verified as Citrix Ready

James Millington
Feb 02, 2012

No industry has the mobility requirements of healthcare. When we think of mobility, we think of users accessing their applications and data from the road. We probably wouldn’t think of users having extreme mobility requirements while in their office. But healthcare is different. In a hospital or clinical practice, clinicians are constantly moving from patient room – to patient room - to nursing station – to office – back to patient room… spending maybe only a couple of minutes at the workstation they’ve logged in to.

Today, Imprivata OneSign has been verified as Citrix Ready. OneSign is designed to simplify user workflows even in the most complex workflows, specifically healthcare. Desktop virtualization offers clear benefits to healthcare environments enabling clinicians to simplify their workflow through the ability to roam their desktop to wherever they need it. In fact, a recent survey found that healthcare is leading the way in desktop virtualization deployment. But all this mobility creates a lot of authenticating – repeatedly typing usernames and passwords to access the desktop and applications. In fact, our customers tell us that clinicians can log in to their desktops and applications more than 30 times every day (70 is the largest number I’ve heard – can you beat that?) .This can add significant time to the clinical workflow As one of the first partners to integrate with the new Citrix Fast Connect API OneSign is able to deliver a great user experience completely removing password prompts from the clinicians’ workflow.

By combining the benefits of roaming desktops with the simplicity of No Click Access delivered by Imprivata OneSign, clinicians can now access Citrix XenDesktop or XenApp with the tap of a badge or swipe of a fingerprint - enabling clinicians to dedicate more of their time with their patients and less time with the computer. Support for transaction level strong authentication required for CPOE, and walk-away security based on facial recognition, further simplifies workflow and improves patient information security while at the same time removing “clicks”.

For more information on providing clinicians wiht No Click Access to Citrix XenDesktop, Register for our webinar here.