Imprivata Joins CommonWell Health Alliance with the Goal to Deploy Positive Patient Identification Interoperability Capabilities

Lexington, Mass. & Boston, Mass. – August 17, 2017Imprivata®, the healthcare IT security company, today announced that it has joined CommonWell Health Alliance®, a not-for-profit trade association, dedicated to creating universal access to health data via a person-centered, nationwide network.  As a General Member, Imprivata will contribute its expertise in the area of Positive Patient Identification to help break down barriers to nationwide data exchange.

Imprivata PatientSecure is a positive patient identification solution that creates a 1:1 match between individual patients and their unique medical records, more accurately retrieving patients' digital health records using biometric identification across multiple points of care.  The system reduces duplicate medical records and insurance fraud, and increases patient safety by ensuring that the correct care is provided to the correct patient, based upon the correct information.   

“Interoperability is the key to bringing the enormous power of technology to bear on healthcare, the way that it has in other industries,” commented Gus Malezis, President and CEO of Imprivata.  “Only when patient health information (PHI) can be exchanged between care providers and health systems with confidence - securely, reliably, and with precise digital identity - will we see the full potential that innovation can have on care.  To reach that goal we need to ensure the positive identification of patients, and the ability to unequivocally match patients to their health records.  Imprivata is honored to contribute that expertise to this important cause and proud to join CommonWell Health Alliance.”

CommonWell and its members have committed to using their diverse experience across the healthcare ecosystem to produce and deploy patient-centric interoperability services — including person enrollment, record location, patient identification and linking, and data query and retrieval.  At their core, these services aim to solve the challenges associated with patient linking and identity at scale.  

“CommonWell is made stronger by the unique and specific qualities each member brings to our organization,” said Nick Knowlton, Membership Committee chair for CommonWell Health Alliance and vice president at Brightree. “We are excited to welcome Imprivata as we continue to deploy our person-centric interoperability services nationwide.”

Imprivata joins the Alliance with the intention to contribute to making interoperability ubiquitous in healthcare. To date, nearly 70 companies are members of CommonWell.

About Imprivata

Imprivata, the healthcare IT security company, provides healthcare organizations globally with a security and identity platform that delivers authentication management, fast access to patient information, secure communications, and positive patient identification. Imprivata enables care providers to securely and efficiently access, communicate, and transact patient health information to address critical compliance and security challenges while improving productivity and the patient experience. For more information, please visit

About CommonWell Health Alliance

CommonWell Health Alliance is a not-for-profit trade association made up of diverse health IT stakeholders dedicated to creating universal access to health data via a person-centered, nationwide network. CommonWell members represent more than 20 care settings, including two-thirds of the acute care EHR market1, more than one-third of the ambulatory care EHR market2, and market leaders and technology innovators in post-acute care, patient portals, imaging, retail pharmacy, population health, emergency services and more. CommonWell and its members are committed to the belief that access to health data must be built into information technologies at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and by individuals to best manage their health. To learn more about CommonWell Health Alliance, visit Engage with CommonWell on our Blog, as well as through Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter using the handle, @CommonWell. CommonWell Health Alliance® and the CommonWell Logo are registered trademarks of CommonWell Health Alliance Inc.

Media Contacts:
Claire Monaghan, Imprivata

Alison Spiegel, CommonWell Health Alliance
Hill+Knowlton Strategies

1 KLAS – 2016 Hospital EMR Market Share, May 2016. © 2016 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.
2 SK&A, a Cegedim Company – “Physician Office Usage of EHR Software” SK&A. February 2016.