Imprivata Introduces OneSign Secure Walk-Away to help hospitals increase patient safety and secure unattended workstations

Innovative Technology Solves Critical Problem in Healthcare While Improving User Workflows

HIMSS 2010 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Hall B, Booth 8808, Atlanta, GA-March 1, 2010-Imprivata®, Inc., the company that simplifies and secures user access, today announced the availability of Imprivata OneSign Secure Walk-Away, designed to protect unattended hospital workstations from unauthorized access. The innovative new product leverages intelligent computer vision technology with active presence detection and user tracking to identify an authenticated user in front of a workstation, automatically locking the desktop upon their departure and providing instant re-authentication upon their return.

With OneSign Secure Walk-Away, Imprivata enables hospitals to improve patient safety by eliminating the charting errors that can result from unattended workstations. It also ensures regulatory compliance by taking the burden of desktop security out of the hands of clinicians in a non-intrusive and seamless way.

“OneSign Secure Walk-Away was engineered with hospital workflows in mind,” states Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata. “Hundreds of customers have been asking us to address the problem of unattended workstations without impacting clinical workflows. Our goal has always been to help hospitals to deploy transparent security that simplifies user access. Our customers are excited about the instant re-authentication capabilities of OneSign Secure Walk-Away because it solves the major workflow and productivity issues hospitals face in their fast-paced environments.”

OneSign Secure Walk-Away is an integrated component of Imprivata OneSign® Authentication Management, which replaces weak Windows desktops and remote VPN passwords with a broad range of strong authentication options—including finger biometrics, proximity cards, smart cards, many national and government ID cards, One-Time-Password tokens, and an employee’s physical location. This enables centralized and flexible authentication management at the desktop, network, application, and transaction-level. Imprivata OneSign works with existing IT infrastructure, requiring no change to user directories, applications, or physical access control systems, and requires no additional staffing or specialized management skills. For more information about OneSign Secure Walk-Away, please visit

“OneSign Secure Walk-Away will eradicate the long-standing security problems associated with unattended workstations. Its greatest benefit is that it eliminates the possibility of one clinician making changes in our healthcare information systems whilst the workstation is logged in under a different clinician, which can compromise patient safety and security. Before Secure Walk-Away, this was always a serious patient safety risk,“ states Dr. Zafar Chaudry, Chief Information Officer at Liverpool Women's & Alder Children's NHS Foundation Trusts.

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About Imprivata
Imprivata is the leading independent vendor focused on simplifying and securing user access. By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers can align security with user workflows and realize substantial productivity gains while lowering IT costs.

Imprivata has received 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 900 customers around the world. For more information, please visit

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