Imprivata and Mahaska Health Partnership to Reveal Action Plan for Achieving Meaningful Use

Webinar to Focus on Driving EMR Adoption and Increasing IT Security in Hospitals

LEXINGTON, Mass. — November 8, 2010— As hospitals strive to achieve the early stages of meaningful use in electronic medical records (EMR) implementations, Mahaska Health Partnership (MHP), an Oskaloosa, Iowa-based critical access hospital, has successfully streamlined clinical access to patient data while effectively addressing key mandates in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. With the support of Imprivata’s OneSign®, implemented in March, Mahaska Health Partnership has driven widespread EMR adoption across its hospital, enabling clinicians to focus more time on delivering high-quality care to their patients and less on administrative tasks.

To help other hospitals seamlessly transition from paper to digital records, Kristi Roose, IT director at Mahaska Health Partnership and Barry Chaiken, M.D., chief medical officer at Imprivata, will be revealing their recommended action plans during a webinar on Wednesday, November 10 at 1:00 PM ET. During the discussion, Kristi and Dr. Chaiken will:

  • Explore how the regulations embedded in the HITECH Act, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and Red Flags Rule require IT teams to reevaluate existing privacy and security policies
  • Review some of the common obstacles to successful EMR rollouts and how to overcome them
  • Identify effective techniques that encourage clinical adoption
  • Explain how to utilize meaningful use as a guide, not a roadmap
  • Explore the role that finger biometrics and one time passwords OTP tokens can play in providing clinicians with fast access to application
  • Review how deploying single-sign on and strong authentication can enable hospitals to secure virtual and traditional computing environments and streamline clinician access to patient data


Dr. Barry Chaiken, the chief medical officer, Imprivata

“The current regulatory landscape has created an extremely complex environment for hospitals nationwide. Mahaska has quickly adapted to the necessary changes, embracing new approaches and technologies that enable the security of critical patient information without disruption to daily clinical workflow. We’re pleased to support Mahaska’s ongoing efforts in this area and look forward to sharing its best practices in EMR adoption.”


Webinar Title: HITECH and Meaningful Use – How Mahaska Health Partnership Drove EMR Adoption and Increased IT Security

Date: November 10, 2010

Time: 1:00 PM ET

Presenters: Kristi Roose, Mahaska Health Partners, and Dr. Barry Chaiken, Imprivata

Registration: Link

About Mahaska Health Partnership:

Mahaska Health Partnership is a thriving medical campus with a history dating back more than 100 years. It provides services from birth to end-of-life for emergency, elective and preventive healthcare. While it is proud of the strides it has made as an organization and the expanding number of healthcare services it is able to provide close to home, its focus is always on the future. It is continually evolving its quality standards, available providers and its services to ensure it is meeting the healthcare needs of you and your family, today and for generations to come.

About Imprivata:

With more than one million health care users, Imprivata is the #1 independent provider of authentication and access management solutions for health care, transforming the way hospitals are transitioning from paper to digital. Focused on simplifying and securing access to electronic patient health information, Imprivata is enabling hospitals to create a secure environment that both streamlines clinical workflow and protects patient privacy. The Company’s signature OneSign® technology integrates within the daily clinical workflow, giving clinicians quick and convenient access to the critical patient information they need to deliver the highest level of quality health care. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter at @Imprivata.

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