Imprivata Healthcare Innovation Award Finalists Series Spotlight on: Catholic Health Partners

Mae-ellen Gavin
Oct 29, 2012

We are pleased to recognize our inaugural 2012 Healthcare Innovation Award finalists, including Catholic Health Partners, Johns Hopkins, Memorial Healthcare, MedCentral Health System, Mercy Health System and Sanford Health, for their innovative application of Imprivata solutions to improve clinical workflow and increase productivity and data security. We will be spotlighting these finalists on our blog leading up to the November 8 announcement of the winner at Imprivata HealthCon 2012 User Conference.

Catholic Health Partners (CHP), ranked one of the nation’s Top 10 health systems by Thomson Reuters, turned to Imprivata to implement an e-Prescriping solution that not only met the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy’s strict requirements for transaction-level authentication, but also improved clinician productivity.

While e-Prescribing offers advantages for physicians in efficiency, quality and patient safety, it has introduced government mandates to ensure non-repudiation of e-Prescriptions, which requires a second form of strong authentication at the point of dispensing drugs.  This presents another authentication hurdle to care providers that are already over-burdened with identity proofing barriers that slow workflow and hinder access to patient information.  

Through  the deployment of Imprivata OneSign ProveID in step with CHP’s roll-out of Epic, care providers at CHP’s hospitals and many of its ambulatory units can provide “medication authentication” by simply tapping active proximity cards to authenticate at the point of e-Prescribing.  This not only allows CHP care providers to secure and trace e-Prescription transactions without disrupting workflows but also enables them to meet state requirements for transaction-level authentication.

Imprivata OneSign ProveID remains an important part of the patient care environment at Catholic Health Partners and the network continues to partner with Imprivata to address their new and emerging healthcare IT security needs.