Imprivata Appoints Dr. Sean P. Kelly as Chief Medical Officer
Distinguished Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Emergency Physician Joins Healthcare Technology Leader
LEXINGTON, MA - November 15, 2011 - Imprivata® the leader in single sign-on (SSO) and access management for healthcare, announced today the appointment of Sean P. Kelly, MD as the company’s chief medical officer. Dr. Kelly will work closely with clinical and IT leadership to identify trends that enhance the Imprivata OneSign® platform and drive innovative new products for improving physician efficiency. One of his charters in this role will be to chair Imprivata’s Customer Advisory Board, which comprises a cross-section of healthcare IT leaders who meet to discuss issues related to improving clinician productivity, securing patient data and increasing the use of technology among physicians. In addition to his role as Imprivata CMO, Dr. Kelly will continue to practice as an emergency physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a level-one trauma center and academic teaching hospital in Boston.
“The rapid adoption of virtualized desktops, smart phones, tablets and other technologies has revolutionized the way physicians and nurses expect to access, share and collaborate on patient information,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata. “Sean’s ongoing work as an emergency physician combined with his teaching experience, uniquely position him to understand the requirements of today’s, and tomorrow’s caregivers. His insight will be tremendously beneficial as we continue to explore ways to keep Imprivata ahead of the clinician productivity curve.”
Dr. Kelly trained at Harvard College, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Vanderbilt University, where he served as resident and Chief Resident. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians and has published a textbook on emergency medicine. Dr. Kelly is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and has won several teaching awards, including Harvard Affiliated EM Residency Best Teaching Attending and Role Model awards.
“Electronic medical records will forever change the way clinicians work,” said Dr. Kelly. “Imprivata’s leadership in healthcare IT is a result of its deep understanding of clinician needs and workflows. I am excited to join the Imprivata team and believe this opportunity will allow me to leverage my medical background and experience to bring needed advancements to the intersection of healthcare, business and technology.”
With more than 1.5 million health care users, Imprivata is the #1 independent provider of single sign-on and access management solutions for healthcare, government, finance 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, Mass., Imprivata partners with over 200 resellers, and serves the access security needs of more than 1,300 customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com or follow us on Twitter at @Imprivata.