Imprivata Customer Named One of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2010
Bill McQuaid, Parkview Adventist Medical Center, Recognized for Team's Innovative Approach to Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
LEXINGTON, MA December 7, 2009—Imprivata®, Inc., the employee access management company, announced today that Bill McQuaid, assistant vice president and chief information officer at Parkview Adventist Medical Center, has been named one of IDG's Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders for the 2010 Awards Program. The award honors the 100 top IT and business executives who have led their organizations by mentoring and motivating employees, envisioning innovative solutions to business challenges, and effectively managing and executing IT strategies.
“Our team’s implementation of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) has brought substantial benefits to the organization,” said Bill McQuaid, assistant vice president and CIO at Parkview. “Essential data--demographics, problem list, med list, diagnostic results -- are now available in an organized, updated format to any care provider within the system, and information is instantly updated as changes are made. Imprivata OneSign provides physicians and clinicians secure and convenient access to that data from the nearest stationary computer, Workstation on Wheels (WOW) or the PC in their practices. We are honored that Computerworld has recognized Parkview for these advancements.”
“The Premier 100 awards program shines a spotlight on the best of IT leadership and innovation,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “Despite a tough economy, these senior IT leaders are seizing this rare moment to steer measured growth, embark on innovative pilots and build loyalty in their most valued workers. We’re pleased to honor the achievements of these 100 men and women who epitomize calm and steady IT leadership.”
When considering the move to EMR, Bill McQuaid had the foresight to anticipate the password management issues associated with accessing digital records and his team incorporated single sign-on and finger biometrics into his project. This eliminated password-related complaints from the users, and the project was implemented in record time. Today, Parkview’s physicians and clinicians access medical records by authenticating via finger biometric readers that are placed on stationary PCs or Computers on Wheels (COWs) throughout the hospital. This provides the convenience of full access to the applications they need to be effective, while helping the hospital comply with HIPAA. The implementation has saved the hospital money, improved productivity and increased security.
“Parkview has made tremendous strides in improving its healthcare IT infrastructure and its HIMSS Stage 6 EMR Status is testament to why Bill was selected to this year’s Premier IT list,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata. “Bill was the driving force behind Parkview’s movement to become a fully digital and paperless facility, and the results speak for themselves. We congratulate Bill for these accomplishments and a well deserved award.”
The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be one of the highlights of Computerworld’s annual Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, being held March 7-9, 2010, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. The Conference, to be attended by more than 375 influential senior IT executives, will showcase honorees and other IT innovators as they discuss how to create competitive IT organizations.
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 800 customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com.
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