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Flexible Workstyle

Flexible Workstyle with Windows 8

Windows 8 can provide the devices and experiences users love, while delivering enterprise-grade solutions.

Microsoft Flexible Workstyle offerings help you extend security-enhanced, controlled access to information and applications from virtually anywhere* while simplifying application and resource management.

Empower users and increase productivity

  • Allow virtually anywhere* connectivity

    Provide health professionals, patients security-enhanced, hassle-free access to the data, applications, people, and social networking tools they need to provide and access care virtually anywhere*, anytime, and on a variety of devices.

  • Provide a personalised experience

    Improve productivity by providing health professionals with personalised experiences that anticipate their needs, remember their preferences, and adapt to their unique workstyles so they can deliver quality care where and when it is needed.

Address the needs of your ICT department

  • Enhance security and control

    With centralised desktop and mobile device management—and a common identity infrastructure—you can help mitigate security and privacy risks by more consistently enforcing compliance with industry regulations and organisational policies.

  • Simplify application and resource management

    A single view across environments, desktops, and devices—and across the applications and services deployed on them—can enable you to more proactively and efficiently secure, plan, deploy, and manage your entire ICT infrastructure. Common, familiar tools to deploy, configure, monitor, and report across different environments simplify the management of a complex system and help you keep it up to date.

  • Accelerate planning and delivery of health solutions

    Secure and Connected Infrastructure offerings from Microsoft and our partners are enabled by the Microsoft Connected Health Platform (CHP). The Microsoft CHP is the implementation of the Connected Health Framework (CHF) Architecture and Design Blueprint on the Microsoft platform. The CHF provides a collection of vendor-agnostic best practices and guidelines to help build service- and standards-based, interoperable e-Health solutions that are efficient, security-enhanced, flexible, and scalable, and support the full continuum of care to meet the needs of patients, health professionals, and organisations.

Based on the extensible and agile principles of the CHF, Microsoft CHP provides prescriptive architecture, design, and deployment guidance, tools, and solution accelerators to help optimise health information and communication technology. Microsoft CHP is primarily built on a foundation of application platform technologies and services, and generic Microsoft Infrastructure Optimisation (IO) models and tools, specialised for health, enabling solutions to be delivered and managed on-premises, in the cloud, or as a hybrid of both.

Provide the devices and experiences users love with enterprise-grade solutions

Provide a "no compromise" experience

With Windows 8 tablets, users can increase productivity without compromising experience, all while enjoying the convenience and flexibility of their device.

  • Offer busy clinicians a touch-first experience for a new level of productivity. Windows 8 offers touch, keyboard, mouse, pen, and voice -- the combination of voice and pen input are often idea for clinicians to dictate information
  • Combine with on premise and cloud-based voice dictation/transcription solutions from partners like nVOQ “SayIT” and Recognosco to truly enable Windows 8 devices to meet both clinical and business needs
  • Enable IT professionals to manage and secure Windows 8 tablets using existing infrastructure and tools

Transform the way people collaborate, access, and use information and applications

  • ​Connect healthcare professionals and patients with mobile, online, and offline access from virtually anywhere
  • Provide the convenience and mobility of a tablet and the power and familiar experience of the full PC
  • Maintain the control, manageability, and security features required to help protect patient information and meet compliance regulations

See new possibilities in mobile productivity

A well connected Windows 8 device can deliver the right apps and data to the clinician/user securely wherever they are. Users can carry their own devices or can utilise a Windows To Go desktop by just carrying a USB stick.

  • Imagine your clinicians and other users being able to walk up to any device, plug in a fully secure USB stick, boot into their desktop, and access their apps and data from anywhere. Windows 8 enables this ultra-mobile workstyle through a bootable USB that turns almost any PC into a secure Windows 8-managed PC.
  • Facilitate easier interaction with full-screen applications that adapt to unique workstyles to help deliver improve patient outcomes and increase operational efficiency

Secure data end to end

​Windows 8 is designed to secure data from any device, while leveraging and building upon existing investments and equipment.

  • ​Help secure your data all the way from the user device to the network and backend infrastructure
  • Help secure your systems and protect them from threats using new technologies such as encryption through Bitlocker to reduce the risk of PHI being compromised
  • Protect connections within the corporate network or over the Internet, keeping patient data safe
  • Secure resources by using single authentication and authorisation technologies
  • Support non-Windows devices with one management infrastructure for all of your devices, whether Windows or not