LEXINGTON, Mass. — January 26, 2011— With today’s clinicians constantly on the move, providing quick and secure access to electronic medical records (EMRs) is a top focus for hospitals nationwide. Memorial Healthcare, an Owosso, Michigan-based hospital named one of the nation’s Top 100 “Most Wired” Hospitals nine out of the past ten years, is a leader in implementing advanced technologies to ensure its clinicians have fast and secure access to the data they need in order to provide top quality patient care.
In 2005, the hospital integrated the Imprivata OneSign solution from Imprivata, the #1 independent single sign-on and access management provider for healthcare and other regulated industries. As clinicians become more tech-savvy, and the Meaningful Use of EMR grows more consequential, the hospital is adopting advanced solutions from the Imprivata product line and other leading vendors to further enhance the accessibility of patient data – from any location. With Imprivata OneSign, Secure Walk-Away and VMware View, Memorial Healthcare is improving workflows for on-the-go clinicians accessing EMRs. The solution also effectively addresses privacy and security regulations set forth by the government so that patient data is properly protected.
Frank Fear, vice president of information systems of Memorial Healthcare, has led the charge at the hospital to provide doctors and nurses with instant access to EMRs. With plans to renovate their obstetrics (OB) unit, the team at Memorial is building a state-of-the art facility, changing the way users access data by implementing secure “one-touch” roaming desktops with walk-away security to provide clinicians with patient information at their fingertips – from any workstation or personal mobile device. During a webinar on Thursday, January 27 at 1:00 PM ET, Mr. Fear will be discussing Memorial’s technology advancements, explaining the solutions his team has implemented and providing insight into the technology architecture of the new OB unit.
“Hospital IT departments today are faced with the increasingly difficult challenge of implementing technologies that will improve workflow while at the same time increase security; two competing goals,” said Barry Chaiken, M.D., chief medical officer of Imprivata. “We commend the Memorial Healthcare team for their achievements and believe that this webinar will be beneficial for IT professionals interested in learning more about providing clinicians with faster, more secure access to PHI (Protected Health Information).”
Following Mr. Fear’s presentation, Jason Mafera, product manager at Imprivata, will provide a brief overview of the #1 KLAS SSO solution, Imprivata OneSign that supported Memorial’s transition. Mr. Mafera’s presentation will describe the benefits of OneSign Virtual Desktop Access for VMware View and OneSign Secure Walk-Away.
Webinar Title: The Journey Fast to EMR Access via “Follow me” Desktops and Walk-Away Security
To see Mr. Fear speak more about Memorial’s new OB unit renovation, along with the evolution of Memorial’s information technology solutions, please click here.
About Memorial Healthcare
Memorial Healthcare is a 154-bed facility with a medical staff of over 170, and over 1,000 employees. A not-for-profit hospital governed by an independent Board of Trustees, Memorial Healthcare serves all of Shiawassee County and several surrounding counties including Saginaw, Clinton, Ingham, and Genesee. The organization has been recognized by industry leaders for excellence in meeting or exceeding patient care standards as well as for its use of technology to address patient care, patient safety, and service quality. Memorial Healthcare was named to Hospitals & Health Networks' list of the nation's top 100 'Most Wired' hospital systems from 2001 to 2009 - the only hospital in Michigan to receive this distinction.
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