Dedicated computer to access electronic medical record (for work)

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mega317
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Dedicated computer to access electronic medical record (for work)

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A question for the health care professionals who access their EMR to work from home: do you use a dedicated computer? If so, why? And what is the cheapest I could go while maintaining a reasonably fast experience? Or will the specs even matter since I am using citrix?

This question comes from two places. First, I have a fairly expensive computer and I don't necessarily want to carry it around the hospital, since I am considering doing that instead of having to repeatedly find and log in to a workstation. Second, that computer is a chromebook and the citrix app is buggy enough to be fairly annoying.

Thanks for your input.
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Re: Dedicated computer to access electronic medical record (for work)

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I use a cheap Lenovo chromebook as my only laptop, and I use it to get into the work EMR via pulse secure VPN and Citrix app. Seems to work fine and I’m not concerned about security, that’s the best part of the ChromeOS.
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Do you experience any bugs with the Citrix app? I will frequently click the link for Epic, get the usual graphic while it loads, then nothing. It also sometimes opens multiple windows per program, some of those windows being "phantom" or something, so that alt+tab is a mess.
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