Thoughts from the Siemens Innovations Conference

Chip LeBlanc
Feb 03, 2012

I just got back from the annual Siemens Innovations Conference in Philadelphia. Even though the conference took place in early August, when many people are vacationing, there were over 1000 attendees from 200 hospitals who beat the heat by attending Innovations - attendance exceeded the expectations of the conference organizers. Innovations is not a Siemens Medical Solutions hosted event, rather it is a Siemens Med customer-driven conference with various tracks offered for the conference attendees to hear real stories from their peers regarding implementing Siemens Med solutions.

Imprivata had a booth at the event. I had an opportunity to talk with existing and prospective OneSign customers. Clearly, single sign-on and authentication are top of mind for many of the Siemens customers we spoke with. One thing is clear - CMIOs and IT folks are looking for ways to make application access seamless and secure for the clinicians while NOT changing workflows. Imprivata OneSign is what Siemens Med is recommending as the solution of choice. In fact, there were two customer presentations where OneSign was discussed.

As we all know, conferences can be long and tiring but I truly enjoyed this conference and highly recommend it for the future.