Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Remote PC access via mobile devices

Do you access your work PC on your mobile device? As more health care professionals depend on computer systems for electronic health records (EHRs) and computerized physician order entry (CPOE), there is a growing need for remote computer support and troubleshooting. Some of those issues can get handled with devices running mobile operating systems like iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile. I've personally tested a variety of remote desktop apps on my iPad, my Android tablet, and even on various smartphones. It's definitely easier to navigate around the remote PC when you're using a larger touch screen.

Since I have several mobile devices running Google Android, I've been experimenting with Android remote support solutions. I use the same Google account on all my Android devices, so once I purchase an app for one device, I can use that same app on all my other Android devices. Recently, Google renamed their app store from the Android Market to the Google Play Store. That's where you'll find remote desktop apps for your Android device. Some of you may even be looking for Windows Mobile remote support because you haven't given up your Treo or you are using some of the latest HTC Windows Phones.

Remote PC access is great when you need to troubleshoot a problem, but it's also convenient when you need to access your EHR to review a patient's record or to e-prescribe.

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