Advancing Connected Care with Enterprise Desktop as-a-Service
As healthcare providers extend care beyond four walls of the hospital, explore new business models, and take part in acquisitions and alliances, some are turning to cloud-based desktop virtualization to streamline desktop and application management. The problem is, traditional desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) offerings don’t support the specialized applications and data-access requirements of caregivers. A better alternative for connected care? Enterprise desktop as a service (eDaaS).
An emerging concept, eDaaS offers significant advantages over traditional DaaS. In contrast to standard DaaS, eDaaS can be highly customized for a healthcare environment. As healthcare becomes ever-more connected and data-driven, eDaaS can help ensure that the right data is getting to clinicians.
In part three of our series on eDaaS, we explore how healthcare in particular stands to benefit.
The eDaaS advantage for connected care
In today’s unpredictable healthcare industry, eDaaS can be useful strategy for helping caregivers securely connect to the data and applications they need no matter how your business is changing.
For instance, imagine you are opening a network of community clinics away from your main hospital campus. Both a DaaS or eDaaS provider could quickly equip your caregivers with a high-definition virtual desktop. But the similarities end there.
Where traditional DaaS supports only basic office applications, eDaaS can deliver any and all, whether hosted on-premise, off-premise, in a private or public cloud, or a hybrid mix. Also critical, eDaaS can include HIPPA-compliant data security practices.
The eDaaS strategy is also helpful if your organization includes far-flung consulting specialists. With eDaaS, remote caregivers can securely access the patient data they need to weigh in with potentially life-saving analysis.
Or, if your healthcare organization going through a merger or acquisition, eDaaS can provide an affordable short-term solution to the challenge of quickly bringing a large group of new IT users on board. As the combined organization takes shape, you can easily move new employees back to on-premise infrastructure if desired. And, your eDaaS provider will be responsible for providing licensed applications or incorporating your licensed products into your virtual desktops—so you avoid the expense of long-term licenses for a short-term need.
The freedom of eDaaS
With eDaaS, you can free your hospital from costly infrastructure investments while ensuring connectivity to caregivers near and far. No matter how large your data warehouses or number of applications, eDaaS can be tailored for your environment.
In the midst of ongoing industry change, no healthcare organization is immune to the challenges of optimizing patient outcomes without maximizing the budget. The advantages of eDaaS may provide the answer to the challenge.