Imprivata And ecfirst To Share Best Practices For IAM Compliance And Steps To Prepare for HIPAA and HITECH Audits

Free Webinar Examines How Healthcare Organizations Can Comply with New Security Controls Without Impacting Clinician Workflow

LEXINGTON, MA February 11, 2010—Imprivata®, Inc., the employee access management company and largest provider of healthcare single sign-on (SSO), today announced that it will be conducting a joint webinar with ecfirst, a leader in delivering IT services to the healthcare industry. This interactive session will focus on the HITECH Act, the HIPAA Security Rule, State regulations, PCI DSS, FACTA and other mandates that now require healthcare covered entities and business associates to comply with key identity and access management (IAM) requirements to secure patient health information. This webinar is free to all interested attendees.

  • When: Feb. 11, 2010, 1:00 pm (ET).
  • Title: Critical Steps for IAM Compliance: 7 Steps for Preparing for HIPAA & HITECH Audits
  • Who: Ali Pabrai, co-founder, ecfirst; David Ting, founder and CTO of Imprivata;
  • What: In this webinar, cyber security and compliance expert, Ali Pabrai will join David Ting to discuss how your organization can comply with HITECH Act, the HIPAA Security Rule, State regulations, PCI DSS, FACTA and other requirements without negatively impacting clinical workflows, outline the key considerations for IAM compliance in healthcare organizations, and provide a checklist to prepare for audits by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for HIPAA and HITECH.

About ecfirst

ecfirst (, home of The HIPAA Academy, specializes in delivering IT services to the health care and financial industries. ecfirst, in business since 1999, was recognized as an Inc. 500 fastest growing privately held business in the United States in its first year of eligibility. With over 1,400 clients worldwide, ecfirst and the HIPAA Academy have established an organization with deep hands-on experience in IT services and a who’s who client list that includes BCBS affiliates, several hospitals, federal, state and county governments/agencies and hundreds of other organizations. ecfirst is a minority owned Targeted Small Business certified by the State of Iowa.

About Imprivata

Imprivata secures employee access to desktops, networks, applications and transactions. Its appliance-based, employee access management platform, OneSign, enables organizations to protect enterprise information assets while improving user productivity. By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers realize substantial IT Help Desk and administration cost savings, while achieving the security standards they demand.

Imprivata is a recognized leader in Authentication and Access Management, receiving numerous product awards and top review ratings from leading industry publications and analysts. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata partners with over 200 resellers, and serves the access security needs of more than 900 customers around the world. For more information, please visit

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