St. Joseph Health System announced that it will deploy more than 1,500 energy efficient Wyse thin clients to automate and streamline patient care procedures throughout its hospitals and clinics. The Wyse thin clients will dramatically reduce energy costs and provide doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals with real-time access to vital patient information resulting in a quicker diagnosis and improved patient care. Access to a secure Single Sign On environment that works in conjunction with SJHS’s back-end Citrix IT architecture will also be provided by the thin client. They will also be able to take advantage of leading security options including smart card integration, peripheral connectivity and even have sufficient processing power to run applications locally.
St. Joseph Health System (SJHS) Selects Wyse Technology Energy Sipping Clients to Go “Green”
Healthcare Professionals Utilize Wyse Thin Clients to Improve Patient Care While Reducing Energy Costs
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 16 – St. Joseph Health System (SJHS), an integrated healthcare service provider based in Orange County, California, today announced that it will deploy more than 1,500 energy efficient Wyse thin clients to automate and streamline patient care procedures throughout its hospitals and clinics. The Wyse thin clients will dramatically reduce energy costs and provide doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals with real-time access to vital patient information resulting in a quicker diagnosis and improved patient care.
This thin client solution provides access to a secure Single Sign On (SSO) environment that works in conjunction with SJHS’s back-end Citrix IT architecture. The Wyse thin clients will integrate into an RFIdeas authentication solution, a client-side sonar device that recognizes a badge swipe and seamlessly re-authenticates the user as they move to different workstations without compromising mission critical security policies.
In addition, the Wyse S10 thin clients being installed consume 95 percent less power than conventional PCs. In fact, Wyse S10 thin clients use only 4.4 watts of electricity – the equivalent of a single light bulb on a Christmas tree. The end result is more energy efficient hospitals and clinics.
“We went with Wyse because their thin clients could handle the rigors and dynamic demands of working in a hospital and clinic environment,” said Bill Lazarus, AVP of IT Architecture and Security at SJHS. “Using Wyse thin clients, we’re able to safeguard shared workstations from security risks while streamlining access to information. These thin clients not only automate key procedures but enhance collaboration between our healthcare professionals in different areas, which ultimately contributes to improving overall patient care. The fact, that we will reduce power consumption makes selecting thin clients even that more appealing.”
The Wyse S10 thin clients were also selected because they are suited to meet the demands of the healthcare industry while making it easier to implement the access security protocols necessary to meet HIPAA (Health Industry Portability and Accountability Act) standards. This solution will automate patient care for thousands of healthcare professionals at SJHS, from reception desks, examination rooms, nurses’ stations to doctors’ offices.
Powered by Wyse Thin OS, the world’s smallest, fastest and most secure purpose-built operating system, these thin clients will be able to take advantage of leading security options including smart card integration, peripheral connectivity and sufficient processing power to run applications locally.
SJHS will also be leveraging Wyse Device Manager (WDM), which provides IT administrators with a simple-to-use central console for asset tracking and remote diagnostic. The end result is a thin client solution that dramatically simplifies network administration and management because data back-up, security, and application version control are handled at the server level, not at each individual desktop. For more information on Wyse thin computing solutions in the healthcare sector visit http://www.wyse.com/solutions/healthcare/.
“SJHS showcases the versatility of thin computing in healthcare,” said Maryam Alexandrian, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales and Channels for Wyse Technology. “Hospitals and health clinics have unique requirements, especially when it comes to security, durability and energy efficiency, which is why our thin computing solutions offer such an unbeatable value proposition.”
SJHS is an integrated healthcare delivery system providing a broad range of medical services. The system is organized into three regions – Northern California, Southern California, and West Texas/Eastern New Mexico, and consists of 14 acute care hospitals, as well as home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics, and physician organizations.
About Wyse Technology
Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide.
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