Like most verticals, desktop to mobile and interoperability solutions are at the forefront of IT administrator requirements within healthcare. However, one of the unique requirements emerging within healthcare revolves around portals.
Over the last decade, healthcare organizations are turning more and more to portals to provide a conduit between healthcare professionals and the constituents they serve. Unfortunately most portals are designed for specific browsers, databases, or security protocols; as such, users frequently lack either the hardware, software or the requisite plug-ins necessary to gain access to the full features and functions of a portal or even worse, are unable to gain access at all. These legacy systems are specified to become part of a healthcare organizations workflow and are difficult and costly to eliminate or re-write and maintain across an ever expanding ecosystem of devices.
Adding to this complexity, platforms continue to evolve at an ever increasing pace. As an alternative, users that are not able to access these tools are once again relegated to manually contacting healthcare providers leading to a significant loss of efficiency for all parties involved.
Sphere 3D provides a drop in appliance (server) that can be deployed on site behind the firewall and provide users with access to just the specific portal being virtualized. Utilizing this approach allows organizations to provide on demand access to the full functionality of portals, irrespective of the browser or hardware limitations of the end user device. The appliance enables the administrator to configure access to third party software, portals or websites through a choice of iOS, Android, PC or Mac native clients or Java and HTML 5 true zero clients; all without the need to access the original source code.