Unlock the Potential of Desktop Virtualisation in Healthcare
The increasingly mobile nature of today’s workforce has created demand for desktop virtualisation (in particular, VDI) because it gives users roaming access to applications and information at any end point. Desktop virtualisation improves security by keeping sensitive data centralised instead of distributed on PCs, laptops, tablets, or smartphones throughout organisations.
Consequently, adoption of VDI has increased 20 percent since 2013 and is expected to reach adoption levels of 65 percent over the next 24 months. VDI is especially prevalent in healthcare, where 54 percent of organisations use the technology today, and adoption levels are expected to reach 71 percent over the next 24 months.
This is one of the key findings of the Imprivata 2014 Desktop Virtualisation Trends in Europe report, which surveyed more than 100 respondents from the healthcare, financial services, government and other industries across Europe to gain deeper insight into desktop virtualisation adoption and associated trends, including the use of VDI, the uptake of lower cost endpoints such as zero clients, and the benefits of deploying SSO to access virtual desktops.
In addition, healthcare’s unique challenges associated with the shift from paper-based to electronic records and the need to safeguard patient information makes the industry particularly well-suited to take advantage of VDI coupled with authentication and access management solutions.
SSO Drives Customer Success with Desktop Virtualisation
“We are interested in moving toward zero clients…and continuing to have those devices work with Imprivata is fundamental.”
- Bruce Hall, CIO of Augusta Health
“We’ve been able to craft together the combination of using VMware…tied together with single sign-on so that it’s one seamless solution.”
- Ed Ricks, CIO of Beaufort Memorial Hospital
“Bottom line: I think using virtual screens and single sign-on has been better for the patients, which is ultimately why we’re here.”
- Stacey Johnston, medical director, hospitalist program, Beaufort Memorial Hospital
Infographic: Desktop Virtualisation Trends in Europe