Lexington, MA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013
Imprivata®, a leading global provider of healthcare IT security solutions, today announced that it has the highest market share of any single sign-on (SSO) solution among U.S. hospitals with a MEDITECH electronic health record (EHR) system at 36 percent, according to the most recent data from HIMSS Analytics. The data also shows that the number of U.S. hospitals integrating Imprivata OneSign® with their MEDITECH EHR system has increased by about 57 percent since May 2012.
One such organization is Chilton Hospital in Pompton Plains, N.J., a MEDITECH customer that relies on Imprivata OneSign to enable more than 1,400 physicians and nurses to quickly access 84 different applications to increase productivity and improve workflow efficiency. When Chilton implemented MEDITECH in 2011, its IT and clinical leadership recognized that it needed a solution to help balance the security requirements to protect patient data with the convenience of fast and easy access that care providers require.
“One of the particular areas we focused on was how to reduce the number of logins required by our clinicians to access the systems and information they need to better care for patients. While the input of additional credentials is important from a security perspective, we found that it tended to be a disruption to workflows,” said Mark Lederman, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Chilton Hospital. “The solution was Imprivata OneSign, and the results have been tremendous: We average about 70,000 logons to MEDITECH each week, so we estimate that Imprivata OneSign saves our clinicians up to 39 hours collectively every week, which allows them to spend more time focused on delivering quality patient care. With Imprivata OneSign, we have successfully struck that balance between security and convenience that we were after.”
Imprivata’s solutions and their benefits for MEDITECH customers will be the focus of three speaking sessions featuring Imprivata customers at the 2013 International MUSE Conference (May 28-31, 2013 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.):
1. Daniel Schmidt, senior network analyst at Memorial Healthcare in Owosso, Mich., will deliver a presentation titled “For Your Eyes Only: Best Practices for Balancing Privacy and Productivity at Memorial Healthcare” (session #1111) on Thursday, May 30 at 11 a.m. EDT in room National Harbor 5. In this session, Schmidt will discuss how his hospital is leveraging virtualized desktops, walk-away security, two-factor authentication and other solutions from Imprivata to offer care providers fast, easy access to clinical systems and patient information while ensuring compliance with security, HIPAA and other regulatory requirements.
2. Edward Ricks, vice president of information services and CIO at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, S.C., will deliver a presentation titled “R UR DOCS TXTING?” (session #1113) on Thursday, May 30 at 1:30 p.m. EDT in room National Harbor 5. In this session, Ricks will discuss Beaufort Memorial Hospital’s use of Imprivata Cortext, a HIPAA-compliant secure messaging solution, to enable doctors and other clinicians to utilize text messaging as a faster, more efficient means of communicating and collaborating with the care team.
3. Bruce Hall, CIO at August Health in Fisherville, Va., will deliver a presentation titled “Breaking Down Barriers to Accessing Patient Information at Augusta Health: Key to clinician acceptance, and fundamental for achieving Meaningful Use” (session #1212) on Thursday, May 30 at 3:30 p.m. EDT in room National Harbor 5. In this session, Hall will discuss how Imprivata OneSign enables No Click Access™ to allow care providers at August Health to log in and out of applications, workstations and desktops—including on roaming Citrix desktops—with a simple tap of the badge, which satisfies providers, increases efficiency and improves patient care.
“The HIMSS Analytics market share data confirms that MEDITECH customers continue to rely on Imprivata to enable their clinicians to quickly and securely access patient information so they can focus on the delivery better patient care,” said Ed Gaudet, chief marketing officer at Imprivata. “While the HIMSS Analytics data is U.S.-specific, MEDITECH customers in Canada and other markets also continue to adopt Imprivata’s solutions, and we encourage anyone at the MUSE International Conference to attend our customers’ presentations to learn how Imprivata can help optimize data access and workflow efficiency in MEDITECH environments.”
Imprivata, the leader in healthcare IT security, enables secure access and collaboration for two million healthcare users worldwide. As the #1 independent provider of single sign-on and access management solutions for healthcare and other regulated industries, Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign-On is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and recognized by Gartner and KLAS. Imprivata Cortext™ is the leading free HIPAA compliant text messaging solution for healthcare. Headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, Imprivata serves 1,300 hospitals in partnership with over 200 EMR and technology infrastructure vendors around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.imprivata.com.