rfIDEAS, PaperCut and ecoprintQ are teaming up for HIMSS23

If you work in healthcare, then you probably have heard about HIMSS. The most influential healthcare information technology conference in the US. We’re very excited to announce that we will be once again helping to represent PaperCut and rfIDEAS at the event.

Both partners have some exciting new product enhancements that will surely help the everyday healthcare customer. With PaperCut as a leader in print management software and rfIDEAS a leader in secure access management for healthcare, you have an industry leading solution to provide HIPAA compliant printing practices.

Think of it this way. Would you rather have employees keep everything they need on their local PC’s, laptops, or even mobile devices? All the apps they need for work, the info they collect and even their emails on that device What if it gets stolen? What if it is lost? Even if the hard drive is encrypted, what happens to all that lost data? Oh well we have everything backed up to the cloud… what about the original versions saved to that pc?

Well with desktop virtualization that is a thing of the past. Employees access their important apps, file folders and everything they need for work through a remote desktop that is available on the network of even the general internet. This means that everything employees’ access and do is stored on a server that the company manages or pays for at a data center vs the local pc or laptop.

It is important for us to collaborate and work well as many hospitals, healthcare networks and customers in general will be looking to implement this or something very similar soon if they haven’t already. Have you asked your healthcare customers what their plans are for desktop virtualization or VDI? Let us know what your hearing at healthcare@ecoprintq.com and tag this blog post in your email.

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PaperCut’s Print deploy enhancements, that’s how!

The latest updates (currently in beta for customers upon request) allows IT admin to choose optional printers for end users to install. This list will only have a small list of printers based on what the admin selects when the end user enters a defined “zone”. This new feature will give IT admins the ability to filter what printers end users see and can print to. Combine this with secure release or find-me printing and you have an easier to admin, easier to use, HIPAA compliant print environment. Don’t want secure print release on all jobs? No problem. Don’t want users to see a giant list of print devices? No problem. Want end user to be able to select one print queue and release their jobs on any device with the tap of a badge? No problem

If you are part of a healthcare organization and would like to hear more, please click here to contact us (insert fillable form link here)

rfIDEAS is another partner that is featuring an exciting new product too and it compliments everything we have covered very well. Their new product is the WAVE ID® Mobile Mini Reader

This nifty little piece of hardware, and I do mean little, is a powerhouse combo packed in a tiny package. This card reader has the ability to read dual frequency HID proximity card types as well as mobile credentials. The Bluetooth low energy or BLE and NFC technology built into this reader enable it to support iphone, android, physical prox cards and more!

Combine this with PaperCut and you have a fantastic offering for healthcare. Not only can we give healthcare customers print enablement, print tracking and secure release. We can also give them more flexibility on how to use the secure print release functionality. With find-me printing enabled, end users can walk up to the print device of their choosing and release their print job(s) with the tap of a badge, key fob, prox card, HID card or mobile device. All with the same reader!

Why is this important to healthcare? I can quickly think of two primary reasons why. First would be HIPAA compliance which is obvious but important to reiterate. HIPAA not only defines how patient data should be used and shared but it also is designed to help drive down healthcare related costs. Think about that for a minute. We spend so much time talking about compliance, security and protection patient data. But what was HIPAA designed to do? It was designed to help create safe practices for healthcare providers to share information and treat patients so costs could be driven down. HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Author: Ross Wood, Business Development Manager for Healthcare at ecoprintQ

Want to hear more? When can you expect this PaperCut update for Citrix?? Join us for our healthcare webinar series which continues April 27th to find out!  Contact your channel manager to register today.

Interested in learning more about how rf IDEAS, and PaperCut can help your organization? Fill out the form below to get in touch with ecoprintQ and find out more about the many ways ecoprintQ, rf IDEAS, and PaperCut can help.

Key terms:

  • Zone – Reference for PaperCut’s print deploy feature. Zones are predefined print deployment groups based on user group, computer hostname, hostID and/ or IP address. This is a built in feature of PaperCut MF today and available for expansion with purchase.
  • DaaS – Desktop as a Service. A cloud computing offering where a service provider delivers virtual desktops to end users over the internet, licensed with a per-user subscription.
    • Example – Citrix provides the virtual desktop experience as a subscription model.
  • VDI – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. A VDI service provides individual desktop operating system instances (e.g., Windows XP, 7, 8.1, 10, etc.) for each user, whereas remote desktop sessions run in a single shared-server operating system. Both session collections and virtual machines support full desktop-based sessions and remote application deployment.
  • Zero Trust – a security framework requiring all users, whether in or outside the organization’s network, to be authenticated, authorized, and continuously validated for security configuration and posture before being granted or keeping access to applications and data.
  • Desktop Virtualization – a method of simulating a user workstation so it can be accessed from a remotely connected device. By abstracting the user desktop in this way, organizations can allow users to work from virtually anywhere with a network connecting, using any desktop laptop, tablet, or smartphone to access enterprise resources without regard to the device or operating system employed by the remote user.
    • The three most popular types of desktop virtualization are Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), Remote desktop services (RDS), and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS)
  • Virtual apps – applications that are optimized to run in a virtual environment. Simply put, a virtual app simply runs on a computer without being installed on it. Remote apps are a popular virtual app delivery solution wherein the virtual applications installed on a server are delivered to users’ devices.
  • VM – Virtual Machine. A set of virtual hardware devices, including virtual CPU, virtual RAM, virtual I/O devices, and other virtual hardware devices. It resembles and behaves like a traditional, physical server and runs a traditional operating system (OS), such as Windows or Linux.
  • Virtual infrastructure – A collection of VMs, virtual networks and storage, and other virtual items that can deploy and run business applications, as an alternative to running applications directly on physical infrastructure. It allows IT personnel to install software applications in traditional OSs, such as Windows and Linux, without needing to know details of the underlying physical infrastructure. The OSs and applications run in VMs, in virtual networks, and on virtual storage.
  • Thin Client – A client device that has a very lean implementation of Windows or Linux and is mainly intended to allow the user to connect to a remote virtual desktop rather than to run applications natively.
  • Zero Client – A client device that is even leaner than a thin client. Typically, a zero client runs an embedded, proprietary OS and has no local disk. It is used to connect to remote virtual desktops.
  • Mobile Credentials – an authorization token, much like an access card or key fob. Your smartphone contains a unique ID number that can be used as the electronic key to open a door with an electric lock. Mobile credentials make it easier to enter and exit a building, release print jobs, and more.