Visit us at HIMSS18 for a preview of “Tap & Go”, our new check-out solution for shared devices

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For the first time, hospitals can record which employees take which devices, improving accountability among staff and caregivers while providing convenient single sign-on to native apps. Staff can check out iPhones simply by tapping their RFID-enabled ID badges, already a familiar motion.

Device Lock is built on top of GroundControl’s popular imaging system for iPhones and iPads. Already used by six of the top 20 U.S. hospitals, GroundControl’s patented cloud/local hybrid architecture scales to thousands of endpoints and hundreds of thousands of mobile devices.

“iPhones give nurses powerful, networked, EHR-connected computers in their pockets. But hospitals simply don’t have the extra technical staff to deal with all the device management and accounting, even with MDM,” said Aaron Freimark, CEO of GroundControl. “With Device Lock, a hospital’s many shared devices are automatically maintained, associated with individual users on check-out, and locked down on check-in.”

Check-out is quick and reliable; an employee simply taps an ID badge to the attached RFID badge reader. Check-out takes less than 10 seconds as GroundControl handles all preparation in advance, while devices are idle. After GroundControl checks for authorization, it performs a software unlock to reveal the appropriate apps for that individual user. GroundControl can also update apps and system software while devices are charging to maintain a patched and compliant computing environment.

Benefits of Device Lock include:

  •  Theft deterrence – Each device check-out is tracked.
  • Software security – Automated patching facilitates necessary updates and maintains software security.
  • Personalization – With VMware Workspace One, identity certificates are applied to enable Single Sign-On for each device; apps become aware of each user’s identity, avoiding the need for additional logins while empowering more personalized use of the devices.

HIMSS18 is March 5-9 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

Visit us at GroundControl at booth #8700-31 in the Bellini room for a demo. For more information on GroundControl’s role in healthcare organizations, visit /healthcare.