MedCityNews: Single sign-on provider is on a mission to “remove excess clicks” from hospital IT

While some hospitals claim to be seeing benefits of electronic medical records, others are still complaining that they’re cumbersome and time-consuming. Keeping digitized personal health information private and secure, while opening up new lines of communication, is apparently clogging up some systems. That was reason enough for IT security company Imprivata to launch a global healthcare division in 2010 to help hospitals access data easily, efficiently and safely. With a flagship product called OneSign, that division has spent much of the past three years working with EMR vendors and hospitals like United Regional Health Care and Lake Forest Hospital on implementing its single sign on platform. It's the kind of technology Shahid Shah has called one of the most important components of health IT data integration.