North Kansas City Hospital delivers secure,
point-of-care computer access – anytime, anywhere

North Kansas City Hospital is an acute-care facility with 451 licensed beds and six centers of excellence in cardiac care, cancer care, women’s health, orthopedics, emergency services and minimally invasive surgery. The Hospital has achieved national recognition, most recently in the US News & World Report’s 2013-14 ranking of the best hospitals in the metro area, a prestigious list showcasing only 15 percent of the nation’s approximately 4,800 hospitals.

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“With PCoIP Zero Clients and ‘tap-in, tap-out’ badge access, doctors, nurses and clinicians can roam from location to location without the hassle of closing down electronic medical record applications or logging in and out.”

Art Fisk, Chief Information Officer
North Kansas City Hospital


Challenge

  • Giving doctors, nurses and clinicians quick, convenient access to information at the point of care
  • Securing data in compliance with industry best practices and regulations
  • Maximizing computing resources for optimal PC usage and reduced idle time

Solution

  • Server support for VMware® Horizon View™ virtual desktop infrastructure
  • 700 zero clients, with PCoIP® technology
  • Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign-On and PC Proxy readers for tap-in and tap-out badge access

Results

  • True mobility: with tap-in, tap-out badge access and sessions that resume rapidly
  • Streamlined workflows: giving clinicians anytime, anywhere access to their desktops
  • Easy installation and management: replacing PCs with zero clients
  • Security: data remains in the data center
  • Superior viewing: high-fidelity PCoIP imaging, with improved image quality compared to traditional PCs
  • Affordability: extended lifespan for low-maintenance endpoints
  • Scalability: easy to add endpoints; easily scaled server session hosting