Adventist Health System strengthens patient safety and looks to eliminate duplicate medical records with the Imprivata Biometric Patient Identification Platform

Lexington, Mass. – October 12, 2016—Imprivata®, the healthcare IT security company, today announced that Adventist Health System (AHS), one of the largest faith-based healthcare systems in the nation, has deployed Imprivata PatientSecure® to strengthen patient safety by ensuring each patient is correctly linked to their unique electronic medical record with the goal of eliminating duplicate patient medical records. Imprivata PatientSecure is now live in 29 Adventist Health System facilities that combined serve more than 2.5 million patients annually, and will soon be deployed across almost all of the system.

“One of the first and most important steps in the care delivery process is accurate patient identification. Imprivata PatientSecure gives our facilities an advanced solution to digitally link each patient to their unique personal health record,” said Brent Snyder, Chief Information Officer for Adventist Health System.

Imprivata PatientSecure creates a 1:1 match between individual patients and their unique medical records using biometric identification. Patients utilize palm-vein biometrics at registration to immediately launch their electronic medical record, enabling them to receive the best care securely and efficiently. 

“As healthcare continues to digitally evolve, positive patient identification is becoming the top priority for care providers and their patients,” said Clay Ritchey, GM of the Imprivata PatientSecure Products Group. “The best way to address patient misidentification is by quickly, efficiently and accurately matching patients to their medical records at registration and throughout the care process in order to improve patient safety and increase providers’ revenue cycle throughput. We have been successful working with many healthcare systems across the country to achieve this and are proud to partner with a leading healthcare system like Adventist Health System.”

Through the deployment, AHS has installed the Imprivata positive patient identification platform across 29 of its facilities in eight different states, including Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. Imprivata PatientSecure is scheduled to be implemented at almost all of Adventist Health System's hospital facilities by the end of 2016. The next phase of the implementation will focus on AHS physician practices.

About Adventist Health System

Adventist Health System is a faith-based health care organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System's more than 80,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every patient. With 46 hospital campuses and more than 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states, Adventist Health System facilities incorporate the latest technological advancements and clinical research to serve more than 4.7 million patients annually. The full continuum of integrated care also includes urgent care centers, home health and hospice agencies, and skilled nursing facilities. Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.

About Imprivata

Imprivata®, the healthcare IT security company, Imprivata, enables healthcare globally to access, communicate, and transact patient information securely and conveniently. The Imprivata platform addresses critical compliance and security challenges while improving productivity and the patient experience.  For more information, please visit

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