Lexington, Mass. – September 28, 2015 -- Imprivata® (NYSE: IMPR), the healthcare IT security company, announced today that The American Hospital Association (AHA) has exclusively endorsed Imprivata Cortext® for the Secure Messaging category in an effort to address the current communication inefficiencies with pagers plaguing care delivery. AHA Endorsement is awarded to products and services that help member hospitals and healthcare organizations achieve operational excellence.
Imprivata Cortext is a secure, HIPAA-compliant cloud-based healthcare communication platform that enables providers to communicate across their mobile device, tablet, or desktop to better coordinate care with colleagues. Imprivata Cortext allows clinicians to communicate in real-time, which streamlines clinical workflow efficiency, enhances staff satisfaction, and improves provider response rate.
“Today, while nearly all facets of healthcare have been or are attempting to be digitized, communication between clinicians still largely takes place through pagers and other outdated technologies—creating an epidemic of inefficient communication,” explained Ed Gaudet, general manager of the Imprivata Cortext Products Group. “We are pleased that the AHA has recognized the need for simple, secure messaging in and outside the hospital walls, and we are honored to be awarded with their exclusive endorsement.”
According to Imprivata research, care providers waste an average of 45 minutes per day using pagers and other outdated communications tools, which accounts for up to $1.75 million in losses per hospital, per year, or more than $11 billion industry wide.
“Imprivata Cortext provides clinicians with the tools necessary to efficiently and securely contact colleagues, driving a culture of safety and better quality care across U.S. hospitals,” said Anthony Burke, senior vice president of AHA, and president and CEO of AHA Solutions.
The AHA Endorsement was awarded to the Imprivata Cortext secure messaging platform based on a number of key differentiators, including its ability to sync messages in real time; its centralized platform which supports clinical, broadcast and patient communication across multiple sites in the care continuum; and proven adoption. Unlike standard texting solutions, Imprivata Cortext is a healthcare-specific communications platform focused on helping to improve critical healthcare workflows — such as patient flow, transition of care notifications, medication order verifications, lab results and referrals — to optimize operational efficiency.
Imprivata® (NYSE: IMPR), the healthcare IT security company, provides healthcare organizations globally with a security and identity platform that delivers authentication management, fast access to patient information, secure communications, and positive patient identification. Imprivata enables care providers to securely and efficiently access, communicate, and transact patient health information to address critical compliance and security challenges while improving productivity and the patient experience. For more information, please visit http://www.imprivata.com
About the AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care 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 health care organizations and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. Visit http://www.aha.org 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 http://www.aha-solutions.org. Also connect with us via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.