Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates Deploys Imprivata’s OneSign Single Sign-On Solution
Eliminates the Impact of Password Proliferation on Patient Care
Lexington, MA – February 21, 2008 – Imprivata®, Inc., the converged identity and access management appliance company, today announced Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates (MIMA), the largest multi-specialty group practice in central Florida, has rolled out OneSign® Single Sign-On (SSO) to 15 locations serving Over 1000 employees including clinical, diagnostic and administrative departments.
“Our goal was simple – to create a secure environment where it was not necessary to remember a multitude of passwords. We felt significant pain from workflow interruptions, help desk calls, complaints from physicians and compliance concerns,” said Phil Slover, IT Operations and Development Manager for MIMA. “Our technology consultants at Tribridge recommended Imprivata, and we are very glad they did.”
Key considerations for MIMA in evaluating OneSign were the ability to handle the full range of applications in use, data and password security and performance reliability. Acting on Tribridge’s recommendation, MIMA’s IT team found that OneSign easily met all of the criteria.
“Upon identifying OneSign, our IT staff rolled it out on an office by office basis. In each instance and without fail, the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Gary Wright, CIO at MIMA. “Now with OneSign in place at our 15 locations we have been able to take what was once a real-pain point and eliminate it altogether. As a result our staff is now able to dedicate its total focus to patient service without compromising the overall security of our organization.”
Slover adds that the process of rolling out OneSign SSO started with select smaller locations and expanded to the entire company, incorporating dozens of applications on every platform and delivery method including Web, Windows and hosted applications, with fat and thin clients. OneSign SSO smoothly adapted to all of them, enabling a company wide deployment to be completed in weeks rather than months.
“Just as with many of our healthcare customers, MIMA was dealing with HIPAA and overall security on the one hand and efficiency and user convenience on the other,” said Omar Hussain, President and CEO of Imprivata. “Together, Tribridge and Imprivata helped MIMA realize a solution that was far from a trade off, as user convenience is a critical part of supporting compliance and security. With OneSign, MIMA is able to better enforce more stringent policies while eliminating any barriers to timely and thorough patient care.”
About Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates
Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates is a privately-held group medical practice including more than 115 physicians. The company was founded by Robert Seelman, M.D., John Blackburn, M.D., and Daniel Donovan, M.D. in 1966. MIMA is currently the largest multi-specialty group practice in central Florida. A board of directors consisting of member physicians leads the organization.
Tribridge is a nationally recognized consulting firm that helps companies become more profitable, productive, competitive and secure through the effective use of technology. Tribridge brings together experienced professionals and Big 4 methodologies to generate practical results.
With a unique combination of professional services and tier one products, Tribridge’s Security & Infrastructure team helps clients protect against loss of revenue and market share, protect against brand erosion, meet regulatory compliance, and maximize their Microsoft IT infrastructure. Tier one products include solutions Imprivata, Courion, Check Point, F5, ConSentry and Secure Computing.
Imprivata is the converged Identity and Access Management (IAM) appliance company. Its OneSign platform helps organizations safeguard enterprise information assets by enabling secure employee access to networks and applications—improving user productivity and convenience, while reducing the time, risk and cost of complying with data privacy and protection regulations. OneSign has received top ratings in product reviews throughout the industry and has been awarded numerous accolades from leading publications including Information Security, InfoWorld and SC Magazine. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata is one of the fastest growing IAM companies with more than 500 customers and 200 partners around the world.
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