70 Percent of Organizations that Implemented Desktop Virtualization in the Last Year also Deployed Single Sign-On to Unlock the Full Potential of Desktop Virtualization through Fast, Secure Access
VMworld (booth #2425)—San Francisco, September 1, 2015— According to new research from Imprivata® (NYSE: IMPR), the healthcare IT security company, 70 percent of healthcare organizations that implemented virtual desktops during the last 12 months also deployed single sign-on (SSO). The Imprivata 2015 Desktop Virtualization Trends in Healthcare report validates that SSO is helping to drive adoption of desktop virtualization in healthcare by driving workflow efficiency with fast, secure access to virtual desktops and applications at the point of care. Today, 59 percent of all organizations using virtual desktops also use SSO, and this trend is expected to continue— with 88 percent of organizations planning to add desktop virtualization over the next 24 months report that they also plan to be using SSO. The report also found that the increased use of mobile tablets and smartphones in care delivery continues to be a significant driver in desktop virtualization adoption, as usage of mobile devices to access virtual desktops continues to grow and is expected to reach 82 percent within 24 months.
“The results of the Imprivata 2015 Desktop Virtualization Trends in Healthcare report reflect what we continue to hear from our customers—giving providers fast, secure, No Click Access® to virtual desktops, clinical applications, and patient information at the point of care is essential for unlocking the full potential of desktop virtualization,” said Clay Ritchey, chief marketing officer at Imprivata. “As the report indicates, adoption of SSO alongside virtual desktops in healthcare shows no signs of slowing down, validating that when implemented together, these technologies give healthcare organizations a powerful solution for enabling providers to better access, communicate, and transact with patient health information to improve productivity and the patient experience.”
Additional findings from the Imprivata 2015 Desktop Virtualization Trends in Healthcare report include:
“The Imprivata 2015 Desktop Virtualization Trends in Healthcare report indicates an increasing trend toward clinical mobility and how organizations are approaching the challenges that come with it. This is something we have experienced at Walnut Hill, and we are committed to giving our clinical staff the best tools available for securely and efficiently accessing, analyzing, and sharing patient information to enable them to deliver timely, high-quality care,” said Aaron Miri, CIO at Walnut Hill Medical Center (Dallas). “By leveraging roaming desktops and applications as providers move throughout their day in conjunction with Imprivata OneSign® to enable fast, secure access, we can create a tremendous user experience that improves provider satisfaction, increases productivity and workflow efficiency, and ultimately, results in better care for our patients.”
To download the complete 2015 Imprivata Desktop Virtualization Trends in Healthcare report, click here.
A total of 186 respondents across the U.S. healthcare industry were surveyed to understand their organization’s adoption rates of desktop virtualization. Responses were collected from a variety of different types of healthcare organizations as well as a mix of different size organizations, based on number of beds.
Imprivata® (NYSE: IMPR), the healthcare IT security company, provides healthcare organizations globally with a security and identity platform that delivers authentication management, fast access to patient information, secure communications, and positive patient identification. Imprivata enables care providers to securely and efficiently access, communicate, and transact patient health information to address critical compliance and security challenges while improving productivity and the patient experience. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com.
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