Imprivata delivers single sign-on, identity governance solutions for healthcare organizations

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A pair of new integrations of Imprivata authentication technologies including OneSign have been launched by the company to streamline identity governance for healthcare organizations in the UK and around the world.

InterSystems has partnered with Impravata to deliver a single sign-on solution for healthcare professionals to access the former’s TrakCare unified healthcare information solution that stores patient and clinical information, the company announced.

“Too often IT security practices can be a barrier to delivering care. At Imprivata we believe that if IT security doesn’t work for people, then it doesn’t work at all,” said Dr. Sean Kelly, Chief Medical Officer at Imprivata in a statement. “Our partnership with InterSystems removes the barriers to accessing patient data by providing fast and secure access to accurate information. Instead of grappling with passwords, clinicians can focus on positively impacting patient care aided by streamlined system access.”

Healthcare practitioners can now choose which authentication method they prefer, ranging from proximity or swipe cards, to biometric authentication. The upgraded TrakCare system provides Impravata single sign-on and user authentication through the integration of Imprivata OneSign and Imprivata Confirm ID to ensure seamless and secure access to applications and devices, the company says.

The new system was recently adopted by Mediclinic Middle East, a large private healthcare group in the UAE, for its emergency department.

TrakCare improves workflows in a healthcare environment and ensures patient information is only shared by authorized users. The system creates audits that can be used to optimize services and reporting. The Imprivata Confirm ID feature introduces witness signing notifications and alerts for clinical additions to patient notes. If a patient’s file is updated, a notification for a secondary witness is sent out by the system. Multiple simultaneous access to applications removes the need for multiple passwords.

“Partnering with Imprivata has enabled us to provide clinicians with fast and secure access to TrakCare, delivering accurate, up-to-date, and complete information about patients at the point of care,” said in a statement Christine Chapman, InterSystems Vice President of TrakCare. “This not only improves patient and clinician interaction and communication, but also delivers a more coordinated and efficient care model.”

The company has also introduced Imprivata Identity Governance to the UK market, enabling hospitals to manage employee’s access to sensitive patient records, writes Digital Health. Additional user policies can be implemented to ensure compliance with GDPR and other regulations.

According to Wes Wright, CTO of Imprivata, the Identity Governance solution has been integrated with Imprivata OneSign SSO to provide access to data with just a tap, which save up to an hour per shift.

Identity Governance introduces role-based data access, ensures enhanced staff productivity and compliance, boosts data security through threat evaluation and remediation, and automates identity management to reduce IT costs.

Last year, Imprivata upgraded OneSign’s biometric application security capabilities with secure fingerprint biometric access to on-premise and cloud applications in hybrid environments.

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