Quest Software, HealthCast Partner on Virtual Desktop Solution for Health Care

By Jennifer Lawinski

Quest Software is teaming up with HealthCast to create a Technology Alliance Partnership which gives solution providers a single sign-on and clinical workflow solution to simplify and automate secure access to sensitive health care data.

Seventh-generation virtual desktop management suite Quest vWorkspace, in conjunction with HealthCasts's QwickACCESS, can be used to increase security and speed up access to clinical health information, physician order entry modules and documentation systems using a virtual desktop.

"We welcome HealthCast as a Technology Alliance Partner, as we work together to take the access and delivery of health care information to the next level," said Simon Pearce, Quest Software's vice president and general manager of desktop virtualization, in a statement.

"The combination of vWorkspace and QwickACCESS gives health care professionals the simplest, quickest and most secure way to access patient information. Workflow can be centrally managed to reduce costs and security concerns while increasing control of the clinical desktop environment."

By combining Quest's VDI product with QwickACCESS, which gives users quick access to virtual desktops using a proximity badge. Users can tap the badge to activate a virtual desktop and switch between computers. 

"Analysts are calling QwickACCESS a game changer because of the time it saves on every user login, which really adds up," HealthCast CEO Joan Mehn said in a statement. "QwickACCESS to vWorkspace continues HealthCast’s tradition of innovation to streamline clinician workflow, strengthen data security and decrease infrastructure management costs."
This article was originally published on 2011-02-18