ET Innovations continues to enhance ArztIS with new features to help patients take a more proactive role in their care and enable clinicians to meet new requirements triggered by the pandemic. For example, the solution now allows doctors to share test results with patients via a secure online portal, generate COVID-19 vaccination certificates and set up video meetings to facilitate remote patient consultations.
“ArztIS runs on Linux, and we typically deploy the solution to on premises servers located in each health center,” Reiterer explains. “To enable healthcare professionals to access the solution via their workstations, we used open-source Windows X Server (VcXsrv) remote access software to connect to the ArztIS server. To allow clinicians to access the solution from home, we used VNC Connect. However, as we added new functionality to ArztIS, this approach created significant user experience challenges.”
Healthcare providers using VcXsrv to access ArztIS frequently needed to restart their sessions when the system froze, stealing valuable minutes from patient-facing services. To optimize the solution for remote access, the company could only offer a low resolution, feature-restricted version of ArztIS to doctors using the solution at home
“Today, doctors in Austria have an average of just five minutes to spend on each patient consultation—and it’s vital none of that time is wasted,” says Reiterer. “We looked for a way to deliver rock-solid stability and a high-quality experience for every ArztIS user.”
To help ensure seamless, secure remote access to ArztIS, ET Innovations selected OpenText™ Exceed™ TurboX—enabling the company to deliver frictionless user experiences for graphically demanding workloads via on-premises workstations and remote laptops.
Proving the concept
“As soon as we started our proof of concept for Exceed TurboX, we realized that it was exactly the solution we’d been looking for,” comments Reiterer. “OpenText connected us with an expert consultant, who worked closely with us to help configure the solution to deliver remote access for our end users. Within a matter of hours, we had the remote access solution up and running in a test environment, and we were very pleased with the level of performance and stability.”
Building on the success of the proof of concept, ET Innovations introduced the solution to one of its largest health center clients. Reiterer recalls, “Exceed TurboX transformed our client’s ArztIS experience practically overnight—they were delighted with the improvement in reliability.”
Providing rock-solid stability
ET Innovations is now offering this new solution to all existing clients, and the company has made Exceed TurboX part of its recommended service offering for new prospects.
“Getting a new client set up with the OpenText remote access solution takes less than two hours, and after that, we hardly ever need to touch it,” adds Reiterer. “On the rare occasions when maintenance is required, the web-based interface makes it easy to push out updates or modify configurations. If we ever have technical questions, we know we can count on OpenText to get us the answers we need quickly.”
Bringing more capabilities to remote users
By switching to the solution, ET Innovations has also improved the experience for doctors who log into ArztIS from home. The company can now display the solution in the user’s preferred screen resolution and offer additional capabilities that would previously have consumed too much network bandwidth.