Healthcare

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Delivering Thin Client Computing in Healthcare Environments

Delivering IT services within a healthcare environment has always been about user mobility and security. Whether that’s delivering IT services within a hospital environment, a remote clinic, a doctors surgery, or even visiting patients in their own homes.

Healthcare IT teams have always struggled to keep pace with technology and ever shrinking budgets. How can we ensure that frontline healthcare professionals have access to the correct information, applications and services, while maintaining security and patient confidentiality?

Enter ThinKiosk and Secure Remote Worker, revolutionary software-based thin clients that solve all of these issues.

Delivering Thin Client Computing in Healthcare Environments

Electronic Health Records Systems

Increasingly, patient medical information is being stored in Electronic Health Records systems (EHR) which centralize data in an electronic format, and are designed to protect the privacy and security of patient data and more importantly ensure the integrity of that data. Systems exist from companies such as Epic, Cerner, Siemens, and GE Healthcare, for example.

The key to EHR systems is the ability for clinicians and healthcare professionals to quickly, easily, and securely have access to the correct applications and patient information. They also typically need this access from anywhere and at anytime, as having access to this information could literally be the difference between life and death for patients.

Centralizing Desktops and Applications

As part of a drive to centralize patient data, many healthcare organizations are turning to virtual desktop and application solutions, partly to reduce costs, but also to secure sensitive patient data within the confines of the data center. However, the devices that are being used by clinicians and healthcare professionals often increases risk.

This is where healthcare IT teams consider deploying thin client devices. But doing this is going to come at additional cost when budgets are already stretched. However, ThinScale have the answer with ThinKiosk.

Flexible, Software-defined Environments

ThinKiosk is a software-defined solution that repurposes existing Windows hardware into Windows-based thin clients. As PCs, laptops, and existing thin clients will already be in place, ThinKiosk can turn these into centrally managed Windows-based thin clients, delivering clinicians a familiar look and feel, but more importantly a secure workspace interface from where to access healthcare systems and patient data.

Not only does ThinKiosk convert existing Windows devices, adding central management, it also enables flexible working, allowing either field-based healthcare professionals to have secure remote access to centralized patient records from any Windows device, or allowing clinicians the freedom to move between clinics and departments.

Endpoint Device Security & Compliance

ThinKiosk and Secure Remote Worker have some key functionality in enabling personal & corporate devices to become PCI compliant, including:

  • Windows Patch Management
  • Windows Firewall Control
  • Windows Security Centre Detection
  • USB Device Blocking
  • Application Execution Prevention (AEP)
  • Service Execution Prevention (SEP)
  • Restricted access to key operating system components

HIPAA Compliance

Thinscale has transformed the virtualization possibilities of Covered Entities and other regulated healthcare stakeholders across the globe with independently audited HIPAA software defined thin client solutions.

These solutions have operational advantages which empower clinicians to see more patients in less time, without compromising on patient data security.

But our solutions do not only support clinicians. They help manage policy and regulatory based compliance obligations. They underpin health information protection at all levels within healthcare organizations and they enable new flexible remote working strategies - all without the typical downside of allocating budget to new hardware spend.

Electronic Health Records Systems

Electronic Health Records Systems

Increasingly, patient medical information is being stored in Electronic Health Records systems (EHR) which centralize data in an electronic format, and are designed to protect the privacy and security of patient data and more importantly ensure the integrity of that data. Systems exist from companies such as Epic, Cerner, Siemens, and GE Healthcare, for example.

The key to EHR systems is the ability for clinicians and healthcare professionals to quickly, easily, and securely have access to the correct applications and patient information. They also typically need this access from anywhere and at anytime, as having access to this information could literally be the difference between life and death for patients.

Centralizing Desktops and Applications

Centralizing Desktops and Applications

As part of a drive to centralize patient data, many healthcare organizations are turning to virtual desktop and application solutions, partly to reduce costs, but also to secure sensitive patient data within the confines of the data center. However, the devices that are being used by clinicians and healthcare professionals often increases risk.

This is where healthcare IT teams consider deploying thin client devices. But doing this is going to come at additional cost when budgets are already stretched. However, ThinScale have the answer with ThinKiosk.

Flexible, Software-defined Environments

Flexible, Software-defined Environments

ThinKiosk is a software-defined solution that repurposes existing Windows hardware into Windows-based thin clients. As PCs, laptops, and existing thin clients will already be in place, ThinKiosk can turn these into centrally managed Windows-based thin clients, delivering clinicians a familiar look and feel, but more importantly a secure workspace interface from where to access healthcare systems and patient data.

Not only does ThinKiosk convert existing Windows devices, adding central management, it also enables flexible working, allowing either field-based healthcare professionals to have secure remote access to centralized patient records from any Windows device, or allowing clinicians the freedom to move between clinics and departments.

Endpoint Device Security & Compliance

Endpoint Device Security & Compliance

ThinKiosk and Secure Remote Worker have some key functionality in enabling personal & corporate devices to become PCI compliant, including:

  • Windows Patch Management
  • Windows Firewall Control
  • Windows Security Centre Detection
  • USB Device Blocking
  • Application Execution Prevention (AEP)
  • Service Execution Prevention (SEP)
  • Restricted access to key operating system components
HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Compliance

Thinscale has transformed the virtualization possibilities of Covered Entities and other regulated healthcare stakeholders across the globe with independently audited HIPAA software defined thin client solutions.

These solutions have operational advantages which empower clinicians to see more patients in less time, without compromising on patient data security.

But our solutions do not only support clinicians. They help manage policy and regulatory based compliance obligations. They underpin health information protection at all levels within healthcare organizations and they enable new flexible remote working strategies - all without the typical downside of allocating budget to new hardware spend.

The Benefits to Heathcare Professionals

ThinScale products have been designed to deliver features and benefits not only to the end users, but also to IT admins within the organization and the healthcare organization itself.

Lower costs

Healthcare organizations can utilize the hardware that they already own, so with a ThinKiosk solution the cost is purely for the software license, and can be deployed, retracted and redistributed quickly and simply.

Secure remote working

Secure Remote Worker allows end users to access their virtual desktop and remote application resources from any windows machine, personal or otherwise, enabling BYOD initiatives.

Familiar end user experience

The key to any successful solution with the healthcare sector is giving agents something they are used to using. ThinKiosk provides a seamless transition to remote solutions, coupled with a familiar user interface.

Enhanced end user experience

Windows-based thin clients allow you to take advantage of, and continue using, all the features and benefits end users are accustomed to using, and IT admins are able to easily support.

Policy & profile driven

IT administrators can configure profiles defining how a ThinKiosk thin client behaves. The profiles can be used to define settings from appearance settings, through to security settings.

Centralized management

The secure workspace environment is managed centrally using the ThinScale Management Platform, allowing organizations to ensure that the environment is secure and up to date.

Our products provide clinicians and healthcare professionals with a secure workspace environment from where they can access their remote desktop and application environments.

The ETZ (Elisabeth-TweeSteden Ziekenhuis)
HEALTHCARE CASE STUDY

The ETZ (Elisabeth-TweeSteden Ziekenhuis)

*"End users don’t even realize they are working on VDI..."*

ETZ, a leading embarked medical training and surgery center, originally implemented a migration to the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. At the same time they migrated to a Citrix VDI platform.

With ThinKiosk, ETZ can now repurpose and redeploy existing hardware as ThinKiosk software-defined thin clients, allowing access to their VDI platform as well as local apps. This not only dramatically cuts their costs, but it also allows them to secure the endpoint, manage it centrally, and deliver an enhanced end user experience.

Download Our Healthcare Whitepapers

To see how ThinScale's solutions can improve and extend your end user experience, reduce management overheads and costs, while at the same time ensuring security and compliance requirements are all met, download our healthcare whitepapers.

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  • Remove logistical complexities
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  • Repurpose existing hardware
  • Familiar Windows interface
  • Centralized management
  • Maximise your VDI investment
  • Support for Citrix, VMware and Microsoft
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Key Benefits

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  • Endpoint Validation
  • Easy Deployment
  • Remove logistical complexities