Teradici, the developer of the innovative PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol that enables a true PC experience for desktop virtualization, and Imprivata, the leader in access management for healthcare, today announced the availability of a joint solution that delivers strong authentication as well as single sign-on access from PCoIP zero clients. The solution, which combines Teradici PCoIP® Firmware release 3.5.0 and Imprivata OneSign® Virtual Desktop Access with VMware View™, is compatible with a broad range of access cards and ID badges and provides PCoIP zero client users with fast and secure access to their roaming desktops from any location with a simple tap of their badge.

Factors such as the HITECH Act’s incentives for the use of electronic medical records (EMR), the mobile nature of healthcare workers, the requirement to secure patient information and the need to reduce desktop maintenance and increase availability at point-of-care are all driving the swift adoption of desktop virtualization in healthcare. With this integrated solution, clinicians now have streamlined No Click Access™ to secure data from their zero client devices.

“We see tremendous demand for desktop virtualization in healthcare,” said Ed Gaudet, chief marketing officer at Imprivata. “Through this API level integration with Teradici Firmware release 3.5.0, Imprivata saves clicks for care providers accessing from zero clients. These efficiencies can add up to 70 hours annually per clinician. Combined with the cost benefits of PCoIP zero clients, our joint solution is a powerful offering that is being very well received by healthcare providers.”

PCoIP zero clients virtually eliminate the need for desktop management because they have no CPU, application OS, device drivers, fan or hard drive. Fully compatible and integrated with VMware View, the benefits of PCoIP zero clients for IT in healthcare include low operational cost, increased security capabilities, a rich user experience and future-proof desktop scalability.

“Our joint efforts to produce a secure, easy to manage zero client solution which allows healthcare providers to increase clinician satisfaction and productivity, while also accelerating electronic medical records adoption has come to fruition,” said Dan Cordingley, president and CEO, Teradici. “We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Imprivata, working together to provide unique, innovative solutions to customers around the globe.”