LEXINGTON, Mass. -- Imprivata®, Inc., the enterprise authentication and access management appliance company, continues to experience significant growth and momentum within the healthcare community as an increasing number of healthcare providers have selected the companys OneSign Enterprise Single Sign-On (ESSO) appliance to solve the password management, access and compliance challenges that burden the industry. Michigans Memorial Healthcare, Washington States Southwest Washington Medical Center (SWMC), UKs Addenbrookes Hospital and Indiana-based Good Samaritan Hospital are just a few of the healthcare organizations that have successfully implemented OneSign ESSO to address these challenges.
Since the U.S. government mandated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and began enforcing the security standards in April 2005, all U.S. healthcare providers have been required to implement measures that safeguard the privacy of patient health information against misuse and inappropriate disclosures. U.K. healthcare institutions, while not regulated by HIPAA, must comply with the Data Protection Act and other legislation. Imprivatas OneSign ESSO offers healthcare organizations a practical, affordable way to achieve compliance with HIPAA and other patient protection safeguards while also eliminating password management problems, improving security and user productivity, and reducing IT help desk costs.
With shared workstation and roaming desktop support and compliance assurance, OneSign ESSO easily integrates with all applications including popular healthcare applications including Cerner, Meditech, McKesson, Siemens, Eclipsys, IDX and more; offers built-in support for strong authentication including ID tokens, proximity cards and finger biometrics; and allows for user accountability by providing reports from ongoing monitoring of application usage.
SWMC, a five-time 100 Top® National Hospitals award winner, selected Imprivatas solution over other providers because it addressed all of the organizations customer and service delivery priorities including ease of use as well as its technical goals and requirements such as high reliability and ease of integration with all of the hospitals applications.
Our goal is to provide the best healthcare possible to our patients, so if our employees are frustrated because they have too many passwords to remember or they cannot access patient information in an efficient manner, that hurts everyone, said Christopher Paidhrin, IS Security and HIPAA Compliance Officer for SWMC. OneSign ESSO not only alleviates these password and access problems, but also eases the pain of meeting regulatory compliance requirements.