"Parallels RAS was so easy to deploy! It allows us to access applications from anywhere on any device. Parallels RAS has also allowed us to cut costs by purchasing more budget-friendly Chromebook devices for our users."

Brandon Patton
Systems Administrator, Aspire Indiana

The ChallengeEasily accessible remote access EMRs that won’t compromise patient data.

Aspire Indiana used Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop (now known as Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops) to provide their employees with remote access to their electronic medical record (EMR) system, Microsoft Office and web browsers. However, Aspire Indiana needed a lower-cost solution with less complexity to meet their organization’s virtualization needs.

Their primary goal was to access EMRs and order prescriptions without compromising patient data. The virtual application delivery solution would allow data to be stored and manipulated on remote devices deployed by their employees, including Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Google Chromebook, and Microsoft Surface.

In addition, Aspire Indiana required a virtualization solution that would provide remote access to applications through an HTML5 web browser and support public infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering Google Cloud.

The SolutionParallels RAS + Chromebook offers simple, secure EMR access with any HTML5 browser.

After evaluating three potential virtualization solutions, Aspire Indiana determined that Parallels RAS was best suited to meet their needs. The primary reason for this decision was that it allowed Aspire Indiana to deliver secure, remote access to EMR applications through an HTML5 gateway. Aspire Indiana was also impressed by the overall simplicity and user-friendly virtualization features offered by Parallels RAS.

The Parallels RAS HTML5 gateway enabled Aspire Indiana to access EMR applications without installing any software on end user devices. As a result, the organization could deploy low-cost Google Chromebooks, which substantially cut down on hardware costs while providing great mobility.

The Parallels RAS comprehensive application delivery solution kept patient data safe on the centralized server, even while employees accessed it from remote Chromebook devices through the streamlined web portal.

The ResultsParallels RAS increased employee flexibility and provided cost savings across the board.

With comprehensive virtualization by Parallels RAS, Aspire Indiana achieved secure access to EMR software through HTML5 web portals on any device, anywhere. They could now implement a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy, which cut down on hardware costs and provided increased flexibility and mobility for employees. In addition, the organization implemented further savings by deploying low-cost, easy-to-manage Google Chromebooks.

The migration process to Parallels RAS only required a few hours, rather than weeks like the previous Citrix solution. Importantly, the transition was easy to achieve with the IT staff on hand and did not require expensive certification courses or high-cost consultants.

Aspire Indiana could lower its total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) while improving the level of patient care available at the medical center.

Parallels RAS comprehensive desktop delivery solution provided Aspire Indiana with a seamless, secure virtualization environment to deliver medical patient information on any remote device, anywhere. The solution delivered reliable remote application infrastructure that could be managed through a single pane of glass. The most significant advantage for the organization was a more cost-effective IT infrastructure—Aspire Indiana could do more with less.

Overall, IT network administrators and employee end users were extremely satisfied with the virtualization solution provided by Parallels RAS and the level of care it afforded their patients.

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