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VMworld 2011: From the Show Floor - Part 3
The highlight of today was undoubtedly the customer panel in the session Healthcare and the Journey to the Cloud- State of the Industry.
What a Difference a Year Makes: Onsite at VMworld 2011
VMworld was markedly different from a healthcare IT point of view this year. I wrote a guest blog for HealthITExchange summarizing a few of my thoughts which you can find here. Were you at VMworld this year? What was your impression?
VMworld 2011 : Final thoughts
To round out VMworld 2011 I wrote another guest blog for SearchHealthIT summarizing why I think healthcare has made a significant move into desktop virtualization in the last 12 months. Now that’s done, what about the next big thing? What about the cloud? The feeling this year was health care is still three years away from public cloud adoption. Are you seeing the same thing in your hospital? Do the VMworld trends match your IT priorities over the next 12 months? I’d love to hear your comments…
NHS Scotland Updates eHealth Strategy
Following the announcement that NHS Scotland had selected Imprivata to provide single sign-on for all of its health workers across Scotland, the Scottish Government has published an update to their e-health strategy for 2011-2017.
The X Factor for Maintaining a Successful Deployment
I often have conversations with customers about the level of effort that is required to support OneSign once it is deployed. We usually talk about the resources that are required to work on testing new application profiles or changes to existing profiles, but if you back up one level, you will see the X factor.
Have you searched our online Solutions Database lately?
Over the past few months, the Solutions Database located within our online Customer Center has undergone a number of improvements to provide you with a reliable and effective source of information for addressing common product issues and questions. The improvements include enhanced searching capability, content reliability, and format consistency.
Healthcare Leading the Way in Desktop Virtualization
Healthcare has the reputation of being highly resistant to change, that paper based systems are the best solution and that clinicians will simply not use any replacement. Why else would a hospital have to prove that they are meaningfully using new technology in order to receive the HITECH funding? Couldn’t we just trust them? So who’d have thunk it that in a survey of 477 IT professionals across multiple industries, it’s healthcare that are leading the way in the deployment of desktop virtualization!
Saving clicks for clinicians – Imprivata OneSign verified as Citrix Ready
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.
Your Questions Answered – Imprivata OneSign for Healthcare
Thanks again to everyone who joined us for a very interactive webinar to learn more about how Imprivata OneSign can save clinicians more than 15 minutes per day. We had more than 40 questions during our Q&A session and have provided a transcript below of the most common questions.
No Click Access from zero clients? It’s just another client right?
Today, Teradici have released Teradici PCoIP® Firmware release 3.5. Within this firmware update is code specifically designed to integrate with a new API from Imprivata that enables full No Click Access™ from a Teradici-enabled PCoIP zero client. This integration supports strong authentication with just the tap of an access card or ID badge to automate the process of bringing the user directly to their virtual desktop.
Who is impacted by the move of Stage 2 Meaningful Use?
On November 30, 2011 HHS announced that they approve of the proposed push of Stage 2 Meaningful Use from 2013 to 2014 that has been talked about since July of this year. But who does this decision really impact?
Wanted: A cure for medical data breaches.
Data breaches in healthcare are certainly not new. Most data breaches today occur when electronic patient information (known as "protected health information" or PHI in the HIPAA regulation) is stored unencrypted on a device that is lost or stolen. All of the data breach laws in effect today state that as long as the data or device are encrypted, there is no data breach and therefore no liability or legal remedy. So if it's that easy, why do the number of breaches in healthcare continue to grow at alarming rates?