The AHA Exclusively Endorses Imprivata Cortext

The American Hospital Association (AHA) exclusively endorses Imprivata Cortext® for the Secure Messaging category. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and healthcare organizations achieve operational excellence.

Healthcare providers struggle with pagers and outdated communication technologies that delay the delivery of care and negatively impact provider productivity and satisfaction. As a result, many providers turn to their own, or hospital-owned, mobile devices for communication, which poses challenges for hospitals’ efforts to maintain the security of electronic patient health information (ePHI). Imprivata Cortext enables organizations to eliminate pagers with a robust, secure communications platform.

“By enabling healthcare providers to access information and communicate securely, the Imprivata Cortext secure messaging platform helps hospitals deliver safer, high-quality care, which is also a fundamental AHA goal,” said Anthony Burke, senior vice president of AHA, and president and CEO of AHA Solutions.

The AHA Endorsement was awarded to the Cortext secure messaging platform based on a number of key differentiators, including:

  • Sole focus on the health care field, which enables Imprivata to fully understand and serve the needs of hospitals and health systems.
  • Native desktop and web-based platform for physician, nursing, and clinical staff communications.
  • Multi-site messaging across the care continuum, which can improve care coordination, provider mobility, patient engagement, and process efficiency.
  • Singular ability to enable physician, nursing, broadcast, and patient communications.
  • Ability to support and optimize organizations’ specific workflows for improved clinical productivity.
  • Strong emphasis on facilitating user adoption, helping to maximize staff satisfaction and productivity while ensuring communication security.

Unlike standard texting solutions, Imprivata Cortext is a healthcare-specific communications platform focused on helping to optimize operational delivery, maintain HIPAA-compliance, and improve critical clinical workflows, including:

  • Patient flow
  • Patient transition notifications
  • Medication order verifications
  • Lab results
  • Referrals

“We are honored that after conducting a thorough market review, the American Hospital Association, an advocate for U.S. hospitals and health systems, has elected to award its exclusive endorsement to Imprivata Cortext, the secure messaging platform for healthcare,” said Ed Gaudet, general manager of the Imprivata Cortext Products Group. “The AHA endorsement acknowledges our commitment to improving care coordination inside and outside the hospital through fast and secure access to healthcare information.”

To learn more about Imprivata Cortext, explore our product page.



About the AHA


The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of healthcare provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for healthcare leaders and is a source of information on healthcare issues and trends. Visit to learn more.


About AHA Solutions, Inc.


AHA Solutions, Inc. is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association dedicated to serving member hospitals by helping them identify the optimal solutions to their most pressing market challenges. Through the AHA Endorsement, along with educational programs featuring peers and industry experts, AHA Solutions supports the decision-making process for hospitals looking for partners to help with clinical integration, information technology, talent management, cultural transformation, financial sustainability, the patient flow and other key challenges.

AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA Mission: To advance the health of individuals and communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit Also connect with us via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.