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Healthcare Industry Emerges as Technology Leader in Cross-Industry Desktop Virtualization Adoption Study

Imprivata the #1 independent single sign-on (SSO) and access management provider for healthcare and other regulated industries, today announced that in a recent cross-industry survey conducted among 477 IT decision makers, the healthcare sector, often regarded as a technology laggard, emerged as the leading adopter of desktop virtualization technology. Survey results revealed that remote access (39 percent), desktop manageability (27 percent) and user desktop roaming (14 percent) are the leading drivers for adoption of desktop virtualization within healthcare, and the primary benefits being realized are desktop availability (34 percent), improved user satisfaction (24 percent) and simplified workflow (19 percent).   

Factors such as the HITECH Act’s incentives for adopting and using electronic medical records (EMR), the mobile nature of healthcare users, the need to reduce desktop maintenance and increase availability at point-of-care, and the requirement to secure Protected Health Information (PHI) all contribute to the swift adoption of desktop virtualization within the industry. A full copy of the survey results can be found at

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Published Wednesday, September 28, 2011 5:28 PM by David Marshall
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