Key features of Pano System virtual desktops for both healthcare providers and insurers include:
- Strong Data Privacy with all data processed only on centralized servers helping to comply with the health information privacy and security requirements of insurers and providers.
- Remote Problem Resolution allows IT staff to replicate and resolve desktop problems from the data center without having to travel across far-flung hospital campuses and clinical sites.
- Anywhere Access to Virtual Desktops allows clinical staff and physicians to reach their personal Windows desktop from any location, freeing them from having to lug tablets or laptops between work sites.
- Rapid Provisioning made possible by Pano virtual desktops enable hospitals and emergency services providers to quickly scale up when responding to natural disasters or to relocate their workforce in disaster recovery scenarios.
- Flexible Deployment models supported by Pano Controller securely supports both individual-assigned desktops, equivalent to current PC usage models, and dedicated workstations used by transient user populations, such as nursing workstations or public information kiosks.
- Better Leverage of Hardware Investments since virtual desktops efficiently share hardware and software capital investments, helping healthcare providers get the best return on their available IT budgets.
The architecture of the Pano Zero Clients provides unique benefits not found in other forms of VDI deployments based on thin clients, tablets or even repurposed desktops:
- No Data Leakage - Panos, as true zero clients and unlike any other form of VDI endpoint, cannot store any data locally, even temporary RAM storage – this makes compliance with government regulations and insurer data privacy and security requirements much simpler to provably achieve.
- Highly Reliable - at only 3.5” square and lacking any fans or moving parts the Pano Device is much more reliable and far easier than PCs or thin clients to place in crowded clinical nursing stations and bedside or mobile locations.
- Easy Deployment - Pano Zero Clients generates no more than 6.5 watts of heat, freeing it from needing circulating air for cooling. This along with an almost complete lack of surface crevasses makes it much simpler to shield and disinfect to keep it free of air or fluid-borne pathogens.
- No Configuration Burden - Panos are true zero clients and do not require any configuration at all – making replacements a simple remove-and-replug operation that administrative or clinical staff can perform without the need for any IT help or visits.
- Easily Accessible - the Pano System goes beyond many virtual desktop solutions in providing simple, inexpensive remote access to DVMs in the form of the Pano Remote USB key, letting clinical staff connect to their virtual desktops from any network connected Windows PC – even a wireless or broadband-capable tablet or laptop.
Pano Zero Clients help with compliance on key data privacy and security regulations including:
- Patient Records - National and state/regional laws controlling the privacy and security of patient clinical care and billing records including:
- US: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).
- EU: EU Directive 95/46/EC and laws implementing it by EC member states such as the Federal Data Protection Act (2009) in Germany or the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK.
- Canada: Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA)
- PIPEDA - Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, federal regulations governing how private-sector organizations collect, use and disclose personal information in the course of commercial business for federally regulated (e.g. airlines, banking, broadcasting, etc.) and healthcare industry.
- Clinical Trials - Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 11 rules for electronic clinical trial records conducted by healthcare providers on behalf of pharmaceutical and biotech R&D organizations.
- SOX - Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 for financial and business records of publicly traded firms, ensuring adequate controls over financial reporting and disclosure.
CharterCARE Health Partners replaced 75 PCs in an initial pilot run throughout the hospital including patient care and administrative offices, helping to dramatically reduce computing support and maintenance costs. Deploying Panos helped the hospital IT staff support delivery a 30 percent increase in the size of its desktop computing infrastructure without hiring additional team members. And thanks to Pano Remote, a secure USB device that enables any Internet-enabled PC to access the user’s virtual desktop, hospital employees have enjoyed a tremendous boost in around-the-clock productivity. Read More
Henry County Hospital, a medical services provider with seven locations in Indiana replaced older Dell PCs with Pano System virtual desktops to provide secure access to patient documentation both in the clinics and in the billing offices. Henry County started with an initial deployment of 50 Pano Devices after a five-year cost projection showed the Pano System being cheaper by at least two to three hundred dollars annually even without including improved user up-time and reduced IT staffing requirements – and these savings are viewed as "only the tip of the iceberg" in benefits as they continue to deploy more Pano Devices across the critical care and emergency rooms. Read More
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