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Hospital clinicians use a wide variety of IT devices in patient care. Their interaction with technology affects their workflow, and workflow affects both patient outcomes and hospital productivity and profitability.

The ability to streamline, simplify and speed access to critical information while delivering a consistent experience across devices and workstations thus ensures that technology enhances rather than hinders patient care. This puts the spotlight on “any device, anywhere, anytime” solutions.

To help healthcare CIOs examine their options, here are four key technologies that meet these needs in fast-paced healthcare environments:

  1. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Clinicians want to be able to review information whether they are in their office, at a hospital workstation, or on the go. The BYOD approach gives clinicians the ability to work using any device from any location without risking the security of patient data.
  1. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI): VDI eliminates wasted time, decreases TCO, and increases security. And when clinicians log onto a device, they see a familiar environment and won’t need to spend time searching for their files and services.
  1. Single Sign-On (SSO): Clinicians need fast, simple access to patient records as well as applications like practice management systems and physician portals. Managing multiple user names and passwords inhibits efficient workflow, impedes patient care and frustrates clinicians. But SSO—combined with proximity badge functionality—streamlines the login process so clinicians only need to enter network passwords once and then tap their ID badge on a USB reader at each workstation they encounter.
  1. Managed Services: Healthcare IT leaders are responsible for providing 24x7x365 system access, but they also need time away from routine IT duties to innovate and improve care delivery.  A third party with expertise in healthcare IT can host or remotely manage and monitor these critical IT functions, proactively overseeing important systems while freeing the IT team for more business-critical tasks.

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