Imprivata, Inc., the #1 independent single sign-on and authentication management provider for healthcare and other regulated industries, introduced Imprivata OneSign Virtual Desktop Access™ for Citrix XenDesktop™ today at Citrix Synergy Barcelona. Through API-level integration that combines authentication management and single sign-on with roaming capabilities, the solution simplifies user access to virtual desktops with the tap of a card or the touch of a finger, significantly reducing the amount of time spent accessing sensitive data throughout the working day. Support for Imprivata Secure Walk-Away™ and Self Service Password Management further improves workflow and the security of information accessed through XenDesktop™ and XenApp™ environments. The Company also announced today that Imprivata OneSign has been verified as Citrix Ready, ensuring compatibility with Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp.

Imprivata OneSign Virtual Desktop Access is particularly well suited to the highly mobile healthcare workforce, where fast access to roaming desktops can dramatically simplify workflow, speeding the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) and meeting government requirements to secure Protected Health Information (PHI). “Healthcare reform, productivity pressures and government mandates have put a tremendous amount of pressure on our customers,” said Ed Gaudet, Chief Marketing Officer at Imprivata. “By enabling No Click Access to patient data, from anywhere, Imprivata simplifies and streamlines access for clinicians, enabling caregivers to spend more time seeing patients and less time in front of the computer. We are delighted to bring that benefit to Citrix XenDesktop users.”

In a recent cross-industry study on virtualization adoption, the healthcare industry emerged as the technology leader, with 35 percent of the healthcare respondents using desktop virtualization today and 43 percent planning to deploy to more than half their users in 2012. “There is no doubt that the healthcare market has been quick to take advantage of on-demand desktops that can be delivered to any caregiver, anywhere, on any devices,” said Ed Rodriguez, Director, Healthcare ISV Sales at Citrix. “We are pleased to partner with Imprivata to ensure convenient and secure access to the data on those desktops. Together we are improving workflow for physicians and nurses, allowing them to focus on patient care.”