With the ever-growing need to support remote work styles and BYOD initiatives, Healthcare IT has become a lot more complex.

Delivering the content that is required to treat patients in real time from anywhere — inside the hospital or out — is now a requirement, not simply a nicety. Whether it is EMR deployment, securing PHI on mobile devices, enterprise file sharing and sync for collaboration, Citrix has the solution.

That is why security and healthcare go hand-in-hand these days, with HIPAA, HITECH, and various other programs defining specifications around the protection and care of clinical and personal information. Thanks to these regulations, the priority and focus of IT implementations has changed. As new services are launched, clinical systems implemented, expansion of partner affiliations, outsourcing or M&As, security has come to the forefront in solution design.

Whether it is extending applications and data to the cloud, or just outside the walls of your organization, the needs are the same. Secure access/content delivery, reportable and logged interactions, and ease-of-use are just a few of the factors organizations look for in developing a security strategy. This is specifically where Citrix can help: with industry-leading, high-performing, secure delivery of applications and data to any device, on any network.

In my previous life within Healthcare IT, there were several instances where Southcoast Health leveraged the inherent security built within the Citrix portfolio to extend services outside the walls of the hospitals.

During a major M&A push to recruit regional physician practices, IT was tasked with delivering mission critical apps and data to newly acquired remote locations securely, and with expediency.

Due to the highly confidential nature of such acquisitions, we often times were notified late in the game, and with small windows for solution delivery. Southcoast utilized Citrix XenApp and NetScaler as staging platforms to deliver clinical and business apps securely. At Southcoast, we strategically designed core applications suites deployed on Citrix architecture for just this purpose. Secure, nimble IT with simplified delivery to anyone, anywhere, at any time.

As a Healthcare IT leader, often the balance between security and user experience is very difficult to navigate. While the need to secure patient data is key to your role, the mechanism cannot not be inhibitive to the end user. Regardless of the device, location, or medium, the interaction needs to be simple straight forward and integrative into your well-established workflows. This is exactly where Citrix lives with industry leading solutions.

Secure delivery of clinical apps, XenApp
Mobile device management, or mobile app delivery, XenMobile
Secure document collaboration and sharing, ShareFile
Remote work force or M&A workstation delivery, XenDesktop
Secure App delivery, Web App security, secure remote access, NetScaler

While each of these standalone products is best-in-class, the seamless integration between them is what makes them truly innovative and dynamic. This integration is what differentiates technologies from solutions, and vendors from strategic partners.

To learn more about Citrix Healthcare/Mobility Solutions directly from industry experts, attend the Citrix Lunch and Learn Panel Session moderated by Citrix Christian Boucher, Healthcare Strategist:

Mobile Clinicians and IT: Partnering for Better Patient Value
HIMSS Annual Conference & Exposition, Room 201
Sands Expo & Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, March 3rd from 11:30am-12:30pm

To learn more about Citrix Security and Compliance Solutions directly from industry experts, attend the Citrix Lunch and Learn Panel Session moderated by Citrix Kurt Roemer, Chief Security Strategist:

Beyond the Letter of the Law: Healthcare IT Security Strategies
HIMSS Annual Conference & Exposition
Sands Expo & Convention Center, Room 201
Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, March 1st from 1:00PM – 2:00PM

To register for #HIMSS16, click here.

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