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Imprivata makes enhancements to biometric verification solution for healthcare


Imprivata announced it has made several technology enhancements to Imprivata OneSign Secure Walk-Away, a biometric verification solution designed to protect healthcare organizations against unauthorized access to patient records at shared clinical workstations.

Imprivata OneSign Secure Walk-Away is HIPAA compliant, boosts clinical workflow efficiency, and includes advanced 3D camera technology, video tracking and facial recognition software to deliver an active presence detection solution that safeguards patient information.

“We’ve made significant enhancements to Imprivata OneSign Secure Walk-Away to deliver a leading-edge, patented presence detection solution that helps customers solve important challenges,” said David Ting, founder and CTO of Imprivata. “Unlike most motion sensor cameras that cover a two-dimensional field, we employ 3D technology to measure depth as well, which is more effective in a busy healthcare setting where multiple providers may be walking in front of a workstation.

“Imprivata OneSign Secure Walk-Away helps healthcare organizations mitigate the potential exposure of protected health information on unattended clinical workstations from which providers have not properly logged out, which is essential to ensuring the integrity and privacy of patient data,” he continued.

Having shared workstations in hallways, patient rooms and other public areas of the hospital will always pose the risk of exposing patient healthcare information to unauthorized access. Imprivata’s solution resolves this issue by automatically logging providers out of workstations when they leave and re-authenticating them once they return, enabling healthcare providers to no longer have to manually log in and out of systems and applications every time, so they can focus on patient care.

Imprivata OneSign Secure Walk-Away also decreases the chances that providers enter information when they are unknowingly logged into a workstation under someone else’s credentials, which sometimes occurs in a busy healthcare environment. This ensures that only the previously authenticated user can continue their session. In the event that other providers try to use the workstation, they will be prompted to enter their own authentication credentials.

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