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Radiologists adopt single sign-on for fast access to applications
As leaders in technology adoption, Radiologists are starting to look to biometrics to help provide No Click Access to the various systems and places they nee
2,246 Eligible Professionals and 100 Hospitals Successfully Attest to Meaningful Use
The Meaningful Use Analysis presented at the recent HIT Policy Committee Meeting indicates that 2,246 Eligible Professionals and 100 Hospitals have attested successfully. That’s a good start to EHR Adoption; with Stage 2 potentially delayed for these earlier adopters it will be interesting to see how many more attest to Meaningful Use in 2011.
From Imprivata Booth 118 at Siemens Innovations – Las Vegas
The Siemens show has been fantastic. What a great group of people, from Siemens and their customers, as well as all the other great Siemens partners that are participating. What are we hearing? Signing on to desktops and applications is extremely painful! Remembering all the different passwords, trying to type them in while a patient is waiting for you, the time it takes for the applications to load… We need to simplify access to EMR and hospital IT systems for our clinicians! For those that know Imprivata, and for those that have been introduced to us this week, the response has been consistent; We can simplify access saving clinicians 15 minutes per day and help drive EMR adoption.
Imprivata Zeroes in on VMworld 2011
Head over to the Imprivata booth #1070 to take a look at the tech preview of the joint development between Teradici and Imprivata. And just in case it’s too busy to get close, you can also see it at the VMware, Teradici, Dell and VCE stands. Yes, it’s that cool. While you’re there, ask Michelle for some sonic rocks – I hear they’re kind of fun...
Imprivata Professional Services Announces New Services Offerings Portfolio
Professional Services are not something that should only be considered during the initial implementation of Imprivata OneSign. As our customer base has grown through the years, we’ve seen their personnel come and go, departments change, infrastructure develop and new technology appear. What doesn’t change is the need to provide simple secure access even though regulations get more rigorous and security threats become greater.
VMworld 2011: From the Show Floor Part 1
I’m extremely excited about our participation in this year’s show particularly the opportunity to demonstrate the results of our collaboration and integration with some of our partners. Imprivata is working in conjunction with VMware, Teradici, Dell, and VCE to showcase our joint solutions, which showcase VMware View serving up virtual desktops,
VMworld 2011: From the Show Floor- Part 2
Day 2 is now in full swing at VMworld 2011. We had a very busy Day 1 yesterday. While the show attendance was clearly impacted by Irene, it sure feels like there are 15,000+ VMworld attendees here in sunny Vegas.
Is Your Agency in Compliance with the FBI CJIS Advanced Authentication Security Policy?
Many agencies that I’ve spoken to are not aware of the Advanced Authentication requirements of the FBI CJIS Security Policy 5.6.2.2 and are therefore not aware that they may be in breach of this requirement. This video will quickly enable you to find out whether you may be in breach and how Imprivata can put you back in compliance.
VMworld 2011: From the Show Floor - Part 3
The highlight of today was undoubtedly the customer panel in the session Healthcare and the Journey to the Cloud- State of the Industry.
What a Difference a Year Makes: Onsite at VMworld 2011
VMworld was markedly different from a healthcare IT point of view this year. I wrote a guest blog for HealthITExchange summarizing a few of my thoughts which you can find here. Were you at VMworld this year? What was your impression?
VMworld 2011 : Final thoughts
To round out VMworld 2011 I wrote another guest blog for SearchHealthIT summarizing why I think healthcare has made a significant move into desktop virtualization in the last 12 months. Now that’s done, what about the next big thing? What about the cloud? The feeling this year was health care is still three years away from public cloud adoption. Are you seeing the same thing in your hospital? Do the VMworld trends match your IT priorities over the next 12 months? I’d love to hear your comments…
NHS Scotland Updates eHealth Strategy
Following the announcement that NHS Scotland had selected Imprivata to provide single sign-on for all of its health workers across Scotland, the Scottish Government has published an update to their e-health strategy for 2011-2017.
The X Factor for Maintaining a Successful Deployment
I often have conversations with customers about the level of effort that is required to support OneSign once it is deployed. We usually talk about the resources that are required to work on testing new application profiles or changes to existing profiles, but if you back up one level, you will see the X factor.
Have you searched our online Solutions Database lately?
Over the past few months, the Solutions Database located within our online Customer Center has undergone a number of improvements to provide you with a reliable and effective source of information for addressing common product issues and questions. The improvements include enhanced searching capability, content reliability, and format consistency.
Healthcare Leading the Way in Desktop Virtualization
Healthcare has the reputation of being highly resistant to change, that paper based systems are the best solution and that clinicians will simply not use any replacement. Why else would a hospital have to prove that they are meaningfully using new technology in order to receive the HITECH funding? Couldn’t we just trust them? So who’d have thunk it that in a survey of 477 IT professionals across multiple industries, it’s healthcare that are leading the way in the deployment of desktop virtualization!
Saving clicks for clinicians – Imprivata OneSign verified as Citrix Ready
By combining the benefits of roaming desktops with the simplicity of No Click Access delivered by Imprivata OneSign, clinicians can now access Citrix XenDesktop or XenApp with the tap of a badge or swipe of a fingerprint - enabling clinicians to dedicate more of their time with their patients and less time with the computer.
Your Questions Answered – Imprivata OneSign for Healthcare
Thanks again to everyone who joined us for a very interactive webinar to learn more about how Imprivata OneSign can save clinicians more than 15 minutes per day. We had more than 40 questions during our Q&A session and have provided a transcript below of the most common questions.
No Click Access from zero clients? It’s just another client right?
Today, Teradici have released Teradici PCoIP® Firmware release 3.5. Within this firmware update is code specifically designed to integrate with a new API from Imprivata that enables full No Click Access™ from a Teradici-enabled PCoIP zero client. This integration supports strong authentication with just the tap of an access card or ID badge to automate the process of bringing the user directly to their virtual desktop.
Who is impacted by the move of Stage 2 Meaningful Use?
On November 30, 2011 HHS announced that they approve of the proposed push of Stage 2 Meaningful Use from 2013 to 2014 that has been talked about since July of this year. But who does this decision really impact?
Wanted: A cure for medical data breaches.
Data breaches in healthcare are certainly not new. Most data breaches today occur when electronic patient information (known as "protected health information" or PHI in the HIPAA regulation) is stored unencrypted on a device that is lost or stolen. All of the data breach laws in effect today state that as long as the data or device are encrypted, there is no data breach and therefore no liability or legal remedy. So if it's that easy, why do the number of breaches in healthcare continue to grow at alarming rates?