Lexington, Mass.—July 2, 2013—Imprivata®, a leading global provider of healthcare IT security solutions, today announced that president and CEO Omar Hussain has been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2013 in the Security and Compliance category for the New England region. The award recognizes outstanding high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“I am honored to be chosen as a winner of this prestigious award, which I consider to be recognition of all Imprivata’s phenomenal employees who have helped the company grow from a small startup to a long-term strategic partner for healthcare organizations around the world,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata. “Our employees as well as our investors have been willing to take risks and support our decisions in pursuit of a common goal because they are passionate about what Imprivata stands for. In addition, we have forged strong, trusted relationships with our global customer base, with which we work closely to develop solutions that simplify healthcare IT for the betterment of patient care. The combination of these factors creates a foundation on which a successful company can be built.”
One of the biggest risks Hussain took came in 2009 when he elected to focus primarily on the healthcare market. At that point, Imprivata was successfully selling its products across multiple industries, earning annual revenues of about $20 million. Although only about 60 percent of revenue came from healthcare at that time, Hussain recognized that Imprivata’s healthcare clients were using the company’s technology to solve far-reaching, strategic challenges unique to that industry. Hussain felt this was a significant opportunity to reposition the company for long-term success, and since that time, the risk has paid off.
Today, more than 1,000 hospitals and 2 million licensed users in healthcare globally rely on Imprivata every day to simplify healthcare IT for the betterment of patient care. Revenue exceeded $50 million in 2012 and Imprivata employs more than 250 people globally. The company’s robust partner ecosystem includes all major electronic health records providers as well as leading technology firms such as Citrix, VMware, Samsung, Dell Wyse, TI and Teradici.
“Omar has been a tremendous leader for Imprivata and a mentor to its employees, fostering a culture of innovation that has grown the company from a budding startup to a global industry leader,” said Dave Barrett, Managing General Partner at Polaris Partners and a member of Imprivata’s Board of Directors. “Being selected as an Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young is remarkable and a well-deserved honor. We congratulate Omar on this award and look forward to continued success at Imprivata for years to come.”
Now in its 27th year, the Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (The Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Maxine Clark of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone, Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and 2012 winner Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani Inc.
These regional award winners now go on to compete at the national level. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2013. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Imprivata, the leader in healthcare IT security, enables secure access and collaboration for two million healthcare users worldwide. As the #1 independent provider of single sign-on and access management solutions for healthcare and other regulated industries, Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign-On is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and recognized by Gartner and KLAS. Imprivata Cortext™ is the leading free HIPAA compliant text messaging solution for healthcare. Headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, Imprivata serves 1,300 hospitals in partnership with over 200 EMR and technology infrastructure vendors around the world. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com.
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