Imprivata Extends Secure Medical Device Access to Howard Medical Storage Carts

Technology integration will be on display at Cerner Health Conference

Lexington, Mass.–October 10, 2018—Imprivata®, the healthcare IT security company, today announced a collaboration with Howard Medical to extend the availability of Imprivata Medical Device Access—streamlined, secure authentication to medical devices for clinical users—to select medical storage carts. The companies will demonstrate this integrated solution at Imprivata booth #223, Howard Medical booth #831, and HP booth #601 at the annual Cerner Health Conference on October 8-11 in Kansas City, MO.

“In today’s complex Internet of Medical Things, healthcare organizations are faced with the challenge of protecting the security and integrity of the information stored on and transmitted through medical devices without impeding on clinical productivity,” said Carina Edwards, Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at Imprivata. “By partnering with Howard Medical, we’re pleased to give our joint customers the ability to implement and enforce the security of sensitive workflows performed on medical storage carts, without affecting clinical workflows.”

With Imprivata Medical Device Access integrated directly into Howard Medical’s E-series family of medical storage carts, healthcare organizations can enforce stronger access control protocols through the use of a proximity badge tap. This capability is supported throughout the latest release of the E-series family providing consistent functionality across multiple platforms and is available for use with varying computer vendor platforms on the carts. 

 “We’re excited to partner with Imprivata and integrate the leading identification solution in healthcare today for securely accessing our cart storage,” said Brian Swistak, VP of Sales at Howard Medical. “We view the integration as another milestone in our continued efforts to partner with the right innovative companies to provide increased customer benefits, as we redefine healthcare technology with patient engagement.” 

Imprivata Medical Device Access is part of a comprehensive identity and multifactor authentication platform for fast, secure authentication workflows across the healthcare enterprise. Imprivata Medical Device Access combines security and convenience by enabling fast, secure authentication across clinical workflows while creating a secure, auditable chain of trust wherever, whenever, and however users interact with patient records and other sensitive data.

For a demonstration of Imprivata Medical Device Access at the Cerner Health Conference, please visit Imprivata booth #223 and Howard Medical booth #831, or book a private meeting.

About Imprivata
Imprivata®, the healthcare IT security company, provides healthcare organizations globally with a security and identity platform that delivers ubiquitous access, positive identity management, and multifactor authentication. Imprivata enables healthcare securely by establishing trust between people, technology, and information to address critical compliance and security challenges while improving productivity and the patient experience. For more information, please visit

About Howard Medical
Howard Technology Solutions, a division of Howard Industries, brings to market cutting-edge technology. From our own Howard manufactured products, such as desktops, notebooks, servers, kiosks, and medical carts to partner products from other leading technology innovators, such as Imprivata, we are committed to engineering, creating, supplying, and supporting superior products and services. Since Howard Industries was established in 1968, it has grown to become a billion-dollar company consisting of four separate divisions and a wholly owned subsidiary. These include Howard Technology Solutions, Howard Medical, Howard Power Solutions, Howard Lighting Products, and Howard Transportation. Our mission at Howard is to provide top-quality, affordable products that exceed customer expectations. And as a leading manufacturer of high-quality medical carts, we provide real-world healthcare solutions that help ease workflows, boost efficiency, and enhance patient care.  In addition, we have a team of highly trained network professionals ready to assist with ongoing consulting, procurement, and installation services.

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Kerry Pillion