Gartner Research

Desktop Virtualization Provides Value in Healthcare

Published: 02 July 2014

ID: G00249150

Analyst(s): Nathan Hill, Barry Runyon, Anurag Gupta

Summary

Healthcare delivery organization (HDO) CIOs should evaluate desktop virtualization as a means to increase clinical staff efficiency, enhance patient safety, improve the patient experience and balance data accessibility with data security and industry compliance requirements.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • HDO CIOs will continue to be challenged by strict industry compliance mandates to ensure patient healthcare information is kept private and secure
  • Pressure to improve the patient experience compels HDO CIOs to consider flexible and efficient healthcare application delivery approaches and to ensure secure access to patient medical records from any location and device within the boundaries of compliance standards
  • Enhancements in graphic capabilities will make desktop virtualization more attractive to HDO CIOs for medical imaging application access
  • Desktop virtualization costs will continue to fall, but HDO CIOs must develop a compelling business case and overcome deployment complexity to achieve success

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