Throughout my seven years working for Citrix, I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to interact with clinicians, patients, healthcare ISVs, partners, healthIT professionals, researchers, consultants, account reps, and sales engineers. If I could run every “Citrix in Healthcare” conversation I’ve had through a word cloud generator, the largest text would read “long login times”; and it would far outshadow the second place contender, “voice dictation” (a topic that will receive its own blog in the near future).

Sure, we have session pre-launch and session linger (both of which made a much needed return in XenApp 7.6) to help reduce the time required to create and reconnect sessions, but those are only intended to alleviate some pain points with the Windows “launch” component of the clinical workspace.  Pre-launch and linger are not intended to resolve use cases for users who need a badge to authenticate into workstations (physical or virtual), have to enter a username and password to access a workspace (desktop or app), rely on workflows that integrate with tap-and-go technologies, etc. Imprivata and Citrix together can.

Effective this week at Synergy 2015, Imprivata OneSign® integrates with the latest versions of Citrix Receiver, XenDesktop, XenApp, and StoreFront (in PNA services mode). The goal of our partnership has always been to focus on the patient and clinician experience by simplifying the most exposed portion of interacting with Citrix: the authentication and login process. Imprivata OneSign allows can to quickly access XenDesktop or a XenApp hosted EHR with the tap of a badge or swipe of a fingerprint By combining Citrix and Imprivata OneSign, your care providers will get:

  • Easy Integration with Citrix environments
  • Fast, secure No Click Access® to XenDesktop and XenApp
  • Out-of-the-box support for leading thin and zero clients
  • Compliance with HIPAA and other security and privacy requirements

By the way, if you are at Citrix Synergy you can see the soltuion in the Citrix Booth Experience, the Citrix Real World Pavilion, the Solutions Demo Sandbox, and Imprivata’s booth (#407)!


Dustin Segura

Principal Product Manager, Healthcare Solutions | Citrix

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Additional Resources:

Not familiar with Imprivata? Check out their Day in the Life of a Care Provider video

OneSign downloaddocumentation, and Citrix Ready information

Citrix Solutions for Healthcare and HIPAA Compluiance

Healthcare Design Guide for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6

Healthcare Implementation Guide for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6