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Identical twins can’t trick Windows Hello facial recognition, and other ways that mobility solutions for healthcare are advancing

In order for mobile solutions to make a real impact on efficiency and care quality, they need to make both clinicians and IT staff members happy. So it’s very cool to see how today’s Windows mobile devices are better than ever at doing just that.

Plus, being Windows devices, both fit the bill for the IT department because they offer robust security and are easy to deploy and manage.

Check out the videos that show how Dr. Brian Keeffe, a cardiologist at Marin General Hospital, and the doctors at Palmetto Health are saving time and providing better patient care with Microsoft Surface tablets.

You can also read this recent Q&A blog with Dr. Brian A. Levine, an ob/gyn and infertility specialist and the technology editor for Contemporary Ob/Gyn magazine, who loves how his Surface Pro 3 helps him be a more effective physician. Check out his recent video below:

They’re great real-world stories about the benefits of Surface tablets for health professionals. And now, with the new Surface Pro 4, powered by Windows 10, clinicians and IT staff get even better personalization, productivity, and security features.

One of the Windows 10 features we’ve seen health professionals get really excited about is Windows Hello. It enables clinicians to log on to their device with one step using biometrics—either through facial recognition or a fingerprint, depending on what the device supports.

In case you’re one of those people who wonders about things like how the facial recognition capability would work with identical twins, an Australian journalist put it to the test. He had six sets of identical twins try to fool Windows Hello. Each person would try to log on to the account of his or her twin. The result: according to The Australian, there was not one instance in which Windows Hello allowed the wrong twin access to the computer.

As your employees and contracted staff use more and increasingly varied devices—because they have different device needs, depending on their role—you need a streamlined way to manage and secure them. That’s where cloud-based Microsoft Enterprise Mobility (EMS) can help. It enables you to provide health professionals with access to applications and information from any device—whether Windows, iOS, or Android—while protecting your infrastructure and data with multifactor authentication, among other security features.

Jönköping County Council in Sweden uses EMS cloud-based identity, device management, and data protection tools to provide employees with security-enabled mobile devices that offer easy access to health information. It’s also using the EMS suite to federate with healthcare partners and improve the patient experience across the continuum of care.

“Microsoft used the synergy of user identity, mobile device management, and data protection tools to create the Enterprise Mobility Suite,” says Stefan Wetter, Head of Operations and IT Security at Jönköping County Council, Sweden. “It’s all you need to support an enterprise mobility strategy.”

In other words, with today’s better-than-ever, clinical-grade devices and EMS, you can make life simpler and more productive for health professionals and your IT staff alike, while keeping your infrastructure highly secure and maintaining compliance. Cool stuff.

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