Bill McQuaid Named Computerworld Premier IT Leader for 2010

This week, Computerworld announced the honorees for its annual Premier IT Leaders awards program, and we’d like to congratulate Imprivata customer Bill McQuaid of Parkview Adventist Medical Center for making the 2010 list! Bill was recognized for his innovative approach to electronic medical records (EMR) and the significant contribution he has made to Parkview’s healthcare IT infrastructure.

Bill and the Parkview team have had a record year including the prestigious achievement of earning HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 EMR Adoption Status. When Parkview first embarked on the move to EMR, Bill had the foresight to anticipate the password management issues associated with accessing digital records, and his team incorporated single sign-on (SSO) and finger biometrics into the project. This initiative provided Parkview’s clinicians and staff secure and full access to the applications they needed, while helping the hospital comply with HIPAA.

This marks the second time in many years that one of Imprivata's customers has been recognized by Computerworld for their technological achievements, as Michael Krouse was honored in 2009 for successfully transforming OhioHealth into a fully paperless facility, deploying Imprivata OneSign for secure and convenient access to electronic records.

Both Bill and Michael’s accomplishments are indicative of the role SSO and authentication management solutions can play when moving to EMR.