Carefx, along with our partners at CA, is dedicated to ensuring that clinicians at Inova have secure and expedient access to their patients' information regardless of where that information is stored. No longer will clinicians be limited by technology challenges, but rather, their individual patient care workflow will drive the performance of the technology.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 15, 2007
Carefx Corporation today announced that Inova Health System, of Falls Church, Va., has selected Fusion from Carefx™ and CA, Inc.'s Identity and Healthcare Access Management (IAM) solution. The combined solution will be rolled out to more than 10,000 users at Inova's hospitals and facilities throughout Northern Virginia.
Hospital workers depend on multiple applications to access and enter patient data throughout their daily routine and to manage their patient care workflow. Unfortunately, this data often resides in disparate applications, each with its own sign-on procedures and passwords. After login, workers often have to perform several steps to locate the records of the patient they are treating at the time. Eliminating these repetitive, time-consuming processes by utilizing single sign-on, as well as automating password reset activities, will allow Inova employees to devote more attention to their primary objective -- treating their patients.
"Inova Health System is focused on providing excellent service and high quality care to our patients, medical staff and employees," says Geoff Brown, senior vice president and chief information officer at Inova Health. "Using the CA/Carefx solution provides caregivers with easy and seamless access to patient and business applications across multiple systems. Efficiency in linking patient data, provisioning accounts and managing security represent key components of Inova's IT strategic roadmap and will be a huge satisfier throughout our health system."
Fusion from Carefx aggregates data from diverse applications and databases into a unified view to simplify access to a patient's information, wherever it may reside. CA's IAM solution complements Fusion by providing application and workstation single sign-on, password management and security information management across Inova's enterprise.
In response to the growing complexity of IT environments in healthcare organizations worldwide, these combined solutions are built on an open, flexible, and scalable platform -- enabling Inova to address not only their immediate demands, but also their ongoing needs as the organization continues to grow. Together, the solution will optimize Inova's operations by helping the organization to better maintain user accounts for more than 30 network applications -- simplifying sign-on procedures, increasing security and privacy protection, and reducing the time clinicians spend searching for information they need to accurately diagnose and treat their patients.
"Information is the lifeblood of delivering safe and quality patient care," said Andrew J. Hurd, chairman and CEO of Carefx. "Carefx, along with our partners at CA, is dedicated to ensuring that clinicians at Inova have secure and expedient access to their patients' information regardless of where that information is stored. No longer will clinicians be limited by technology challenges, but rather, their individual patient care workflow will drive the performance of the technology."
"The healthcare industry must provide medical professionals with ready access to critical patient information -- while ensuring that the information can only be accessed by appropriate staff," said Sam Curry, vice president of security management at CA. "By leveraging CA's IAM solutions and Fusion from Carefx, Inova is able to fulfill this dual requirement in a way that is efficient, accurate and adaptable to organizational change."
About Inova Health System
Inova Health System is a not-for-profit health care system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services including emergency and urgent care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community we serve through excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, visit inova.com.
About Carefx Corporation and Healthcare Access Management Solutions
Scottsdale-based Carefx has more than 200 hospital clients and works with global technology corporations such as CA, Cerner, IBM, Citrix, GE, McKesson and Siemens. Using the industry's only open and scaleable Identity and Healthcare Access Management (IAM) platform, Carefx has revolutionized and simplified healthcare. Fusion from Carefx™ is an end-to-end solution that addresses the clinician's need to access patient information quickly, intuitively, and remotely and IT's need to effectively manage and satisfy clinical end-users. Fusion interoperates with the organizations' IT investments, is rapidly deployed, and affordable. For more information, visit carefx.com.
CA (NYSE: CA), one of the world's largest information technology (IT) management software companies, unifies and simplifies the management of enterprise-wide IT. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, N.Y., and serves customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit ca.com.
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