HealthIT Security: How a healthcare CIO maintains IT security and efficiency

When you’re the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a medium-sized healthcare organization with 150 beds, an IT staff of 15 and 1,000 desktops to manage (many being outpatient), achieving equity between security and efficiency can be a challenge at times. Frank Fear, CIO of Memorial Hospital in Michigan, has to contend with keeping application up to date, using virtualization to improve efficiency and uses single sign on (SSO) to help with authentication.

Memorial Hospital has been an Imprivata OneSign, its single sign on (SSO) solution and some other modules such as password self-service and virtual desktop integration, customer since 2005. Fear discussed how he uses Imprivata in combination with virtualization technologies to help keep users authenticated and patient data safe at Memorial.