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How Virtual Desktops Can Benefit You and Your Patients

May 16, 2024

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) has been a game-changer in the healthcare industry, revolutionising workforce productivity, patient care, and cybersecurity measures. However, many medical practices meet significant barriers to adopting this transformative technology, primarily cost and complexity in managing on-premises infrastructures. 

Fortunately, there's a solution: Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

AVD is a desktop and application virtualisation service that runs on Microsoft Azure. This platform enables users to access virtual desktops and applications from almost any device, regardless of the operating system. Essentially, AVD allows you to create an environment where your users can access all their applications and data remotely, from anywhere in the world. Here's how AVD can significantly help medical practices: 

Azure Virtual Desktop Benefits for Healthcare

  • Secure Remote & Hybrid Work: AVD facilitates a seamless transition to remote and hybrid work environments. Healthcare professionals can access their work resources securely from any device, ensuring continuity of patient care while adhering to stringent security measures. Patient data stays secure in Microsoft's highly secure data centres, minimising the risk of breaches. 
  • Cost Savings: AVD cuts the need for expensive hardware investments and maintenance costs with its pay-as-you-go model. Healthcare organisations can scale resources according to their needs, ensuring cost-effectiveness and the best resource use. By reducing operational costs through pooling multi-session resources and minimising the number of virtual machines, AVD enhances overall cost efficiency. 
  • Strengthened Cybersecurity: AVD provides enhanced security features such as multi-factor authentication, threat intelligence, and data encryption to protect against cyber threats. This comprehensive security approach ensures the integrity and confidentiality of patient data, fostering trust and compliance with regulations. 
  • Scalability: Healthcare demands can fluctuate dramatically, requiring flexible IT solutions. AVD's scalability allows organisations to adjust IT resources in response to changing needs, always ensuring best performance. 
  • No Downtime: AVD ensures ease of access to patient records, available on both desktop and mobile devices. Even in the event of network downtime or connectivity issues, healthcare professionals can access patient records on their mobile devices, ensuring uninterrupted care delivery. 

How to Get Started

Partnering with IT&T, a Managed Service Provider with 30 years of experience and a track record of serving hundreds of businesses, can ease the implementation and management of Azure Virtual Desktop:

  • Expert Implementation: With IT&T's deep-rooted expertise and a remarkable presence, having collaborated with 80% of healthcare practices in Illawarra and Greater Sydney, you're in safe hands. Let IT&T guide you through a seamless implementation process tailored precisely to your organisation's requirements.
  • Ongoing Management: Your IT infrastructure hums along smoothly, with round-the-clock support, diligent monitoring, and prompt updates courtesy of IT&T. With us at the helm, your healthcare professionals can channel their energy towards providing unparalleled patient care, free from the shackles of IT-related worries.
  • Enhanced Security: Rest easy knowing your invaluable healthcare data is in safe hands with IT&T's vigilant experts. We specialise in optimising AVD's security features and proactively guarding against potential threats, ensuring your organisation meets compliance regulations and enjoys peace of mind. 

IT&T is committed to helping you achieve the best ROI from your AVD investment

By using Azure Virtual Desktop through IT&T, rather than the complexities of technology management, you can focus on what matters most – patient care.

Contact us now to schedule your consultation.

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