The American Hospital Association Exclusively Endorses Imprivata Cortext® for Secure Messaging

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Health care communication platform enables providers to securely communicate to better coordinate care across groups and multiple affiliated sites.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed Imprivata Cortext® for the Secure Messaging category. Following a proprietary due diligence process, AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence.

Health care providers today struggle with pagers and outdated communication technologies that delay the delivery of care while impacting providers’ productivity and satisfaction. As a result, many providers turn to their own or hospital-owned mobile devices for communication, which poses challenges for hospitals’ efforts to maintain the security of electronic patient health information (ePHI). Imprivata Cortext enables organizations to eliminate pagers with a robust, secure communications platform.

“By enabling health care providers to access information and communicate securely, the Imprivata Cortext secure messaging platform helps hospitals deliver safer, high-quality care, which is also a fundamental AHA goal,” said Anthony Burke, senior vice president of AHA, and president and CEO of AHA Solutions.

The AHA Endorsement was awarded to the Cortext secure messaging platform based on a number of key differentiators, including its ability to sync messages in real time; its centralized platform which supports clinical, broadcast and patient communication across multiple sites in the care continuum; and proven adoption. Unlike standard texting solutions, Imprivata Cortext is a health-care-specific communications platform focused on helping to improve critical health care workflows — such as patient flow, transition of care notifications, medication order verifications, lab results and referrals — to optimize operational efficiency.

Imprivata Cortext is a cloud-based health care communication platform that enables providers to securely communicate across their mobile device, tablet or desktop to better coordinate care across groups and multiple affiliated sites. Imprivata Cortext is fast and easy to use, streamlining clinical workflow efficiency and enhancing staff satisfaction. Alerts reach every device or desktop the provider uses in real time, improving provider response time. Organizations that also have Imprivata OneSign®, Imprivata’s authentication and access management platform, can leverage deep integration between the two products for auto-enrollment provisioning of Imprivata Cortext users, No Click Access™ to desktop communication and scan-to-sign-in mobile authentication. This speeds the onboarding and adoption process, which further improves clinical response times, provider productivity and patient satisfaction.

Through its secure communication solution, and by serving as a trusted Business Associate — as demonstrated by the Business Associate Agreement it provides each client — Imprivata helps hospitals comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations as they pertain to communication of ePHI.

“We are honored that after conducting a thorough market review, the American Hospital Association, an advocate for U.S. hospitals and health systems, has elected to award its exclusive endorsement to Imprivata Cortext, the secure messaging platform for health care,” said Ed Gaudet, general manager of the Imprivata Cortext Products Group. “The AHA endorsement acknowledges our commitment to improving care coordination inside and outside the hospital through fast and secure access to health care information.”

About the AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. Visit http://www.aha.org to learn more.

About AHA Solutions, Inc.
AHA Solutions, Inc. is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association dedicated to serving member hospitals by helping them identify the optimal solutions to their most pressing market challenges. Through the AHA Endorsement, along with educational programs featuring peers and industry experts, AHA Solutions supports the decision-making process for hospitals looking for partners to help with clinical integration, information technology, talent management, cultural transformation, financial sustainability, the patient flow and other key challenges.

AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA Mission: To advance the health of individuals and communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit http://www.aha-solutions.org. Also connect with us via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Imprivata
Imprivata® (NYSE: IMPR), the healthcare IT security company, provides healthcare organizations globally with a security and identity platform that delivers authentication management, fast access to patient information, secure communications, and positive patient identification. Imprivata enables care providers to securely and efficiently access, communicate, and transact patient health information to address critical compliance and security challenges while improving productivity and the patient experience. For more information, please visit http://www.imprivata.com.

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