Chicago, December 15, 2011- The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has awarded its exclusive endorsement to lmprivata OneSign® Single Sign-On. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence. Imprivata OneSign was selected for the AHA endorsement following an extensive due diligence process which identified the solution as a leader in streamlining and securing care provider access to electronic medical records (EMR) and other applications.
Technology to Address the Challenges of HIPAA and HITECH
Imprivata OneSign helps health care organizations of all sizes adopt and enforce password and strong authentication policies that support HIPAA and HITECH compliance, while at the same time ensuring that appropriate access to patient information is easy for caregivers and others who need the information to treat patients. By eliminating “clicks” in user workflows, Imprivata OneSign removes log-on barriers, simplifying access to secure patient information and saving users time and frustration. Care providers benefit from improved workflows and increased efficiency, and IT benefits from faster EMR adoption, reduced maintenance and tightened security.
AHA’s Commitment to Innovation in Serving Hospitals
According to Anthony Burke, President and CEO of AHA Solutions, Inc., “Hospitals often face the difficult task of creating a convenient system log-in experience for their physicians, nurses and staff, while simultaneously offering a solution with rigorous patient information privacy and security measures. After a thorough evaluation of the products available, lmprivata OneSign was awarded the exclusive AHA endorsement for its ease of use in supporting hospitals in the implementation of EMRs in an environment that ensures appropriate, secure and compliant access to patients’ health information.”
“Imprivata is proud to receive the distinguished AHA endorsement for OneSign,” said Omar Hussain, President and CEO of Imprivata. “It speaks to our track record of delivering innovative solutions that tighten security while streamlining access to critical health care information and improving efficiency for care providers around the world. We look forward to partnering with the AHA to continue our commitment to helping hospitals make patient data easily accessible throughout clinical workflows, enforce patient privacy and deploy transparent security.”
About the AHA
The American Hospital Association is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes nearly 5,000 hospitals and health care systems, networks, and other providers of care, and 42,000 individuals. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit www.aha.org.
About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc. is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As an American Hospital Association (AHA) member service, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders and market consultants to conduct the proprietary AHA Signature Due Diligence Process™ and identify solutions to hospital challenges in the areas of care continuum, cultural transformation, clinical integration and financial sustainability. AHA Solutions provides related marketplace analytics and education to support product decision-making, and convenes hospital executives for knowledge sharing centered on timely information and research. AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA mission: creating healthier communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit www.aha-solutions.org.
With more than 1.5 million health care users, Imprivata is the #1 independent provider of access management solutions for healthcare and other regulated industries. By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers realize improved workflows, increased security and compliance with government regulations.
Imprivata has received numerous product awards and top review ratings from leading industry publications and analysts, including a Strong Positive rating in Gartner’s 2011 Marketscope for ESSO, the #1 ranking in the KLAS SSO Performance report and the #1 rating in 2010 Best in KLAS and Category Leaders report. Headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, Imprivata partners with over 200 resellers, and serves the access management needs of more than 1,300 customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com or follow Imprivata on Twitter at @Imprivata.
American Hospital Association:
Marie Watteau, Director Media Relations
Director of Public Relations