Memorial Healthcare Eliminating Pagers with Imprivata Cortext to Improve Clinical Communication and Care Coordination
Memorial Healthcare to Leverage Imprivata Cortext Desktop and Mobile Platform to Securely Eliminate Pagers for Hospital Leadership, Physicians, Nurses and Support Staff
Lexington, Mass.—November 25, 2014—Imprivata® (NYSE: IMPR), a leading provider of authentication, access management and secure communications solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that Memorial Healthcare (Owosso, Mich.) is replacing pagers with Imprivata Cortext® to improve communication and care coordination. Imprivata Cortext is the secure communications platform for healthcare that enables organizations to replace pagers and improve care coordination inside and outside the hospital. Memorial Healthcare will leverage the Imprivata Cortext desktop platform as the standard desktop communication solution for the entire organization, and the mobile application for leadership, physicians and other mobile users to eliminate pagers and enable faster, more secure communication across its entire hospital ecosystem.
“Imprivata Cortext meets the increasing demand from our clinical and hospital leadership to move away from pagers. For mobile users, Imprivata Cortext enables fast, secure communication from any mobile device,” said Frank Fear, vice president of information services at Memorial Healthcare. “For some of our nurses, support staff and other users who do not carry mobile devices, Imprivata Cortext extends these benefits with a native desktop application that is automatically accessed when users tap their badge to access their workstation.”
Imprivata Cortext supports native platforms for iPhones, iPads, Android-based devices, Blackberry devices and Windows Desktops to improve communications and care coordination across multiple healthcare organizations while addressing the inefficiencies of pagers and other outdated technologies. Imprivata Cortext also offers application programming interface (API)-level integration with leading third-party alerting, scheduling and EMR applications to allow providers to receive critical alerts, scheduling notifications, lab results and other information directly to their preferred device, which further streamlines clinical workflows and improves care coordination.
“We are a long-time Imprivata OneSign® customer, so implementing Imprivata Cortext aligns us with an existing strategic partner that we know is committed to working closely with us to deliver solutions that meet our pressing challenges,” said Fear. “This gives us confidence that we will meet our goal of eliminating all pagers over the next year and standardizing on Imprivata Cortext as the hospital’s primary communication solution. Going forward, we plan to integrate Imprivata Cortext with our MEDITECH EMR and other applications such as nurse-call and on-call scheduling.”
“In today’s fast-paced healthcare environment, pagers and other inconvenient, inefficient technologies are no longer effective communications tools. Like many of our customers, Memorial Healthcare recognized this and turned to Imprivata Cortext for faster, more effective communication and care coordination,” said Ed Gaudet, general manager of the Imprivata Cortext Products Group. “We look forward to helping Memorial Healthcare eradicate pagers and implement Imprivata Cortext as a more robust, secure communications platform to improve provider productivity for better focus on patient care."
Imprivata is a leading provider of authentication and access management solutions for the healthcare industry. Imprivata’s single sign-on, authentication management and secure communications solutions enable fast, secure and more efficient access to healthcare information technology systems to address multiple security challenges and improve provider productivity for better focus on patient care. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com.
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