OhioHealth’s Jim Lowder Named One of Infoworld’s Top 25 CTOs for 2008
OhioHealth CTO Recognized for Innovative Contribution in Turning Hospital into Paperless, Secure and Efficient Environment
LEXINGTON, MA - June 5, 2008 - Imprivata®, Inc., the converged identity and access management appliance company, today announced that Jim Lowder, CTO of OhioHealth, has been named to IDG’s InfoWorld CTO 25. IDG’s InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT decision makers, has recognized Lowder for his industry leadership and technological contributions to the overall advancement of Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth’s newest facility.
“I am honored to be recognized as one of the technology industry’s top executives by InfoWorld. This award is indicative of our organization’s commitment to delivering high quality, safe and reliable patient care day in and day out,” said Jim Lowder, CTO of OhioHealth. “A key part of our recipe for success has been Imprivata and its OneSign Single Sign-On (SSO) solution. With OneSign, we are able to provide clinicians and staff with a streamlined log-in process while also meeting the state of Ohio Board of Pharmacy requirements for two-factor authentication.”
“This year's honorees showed how a savvy CTO can make a huge difference in leading their business to success, whether in creating a world-class product or making a critical business priority happen the right way,” said Galen Gruman, executive editor of InfoWorld. “We were struck by how the best CTOs combined solid, strategic technology thinking with management prowess to make their successes happen.”
In January 2008, Lowder and the OhioHealth IT team set out to create a working environment that would enable doctors and staff to focus on the patient and include the latest technologies that would help attract and retain world class talent. With the use of Imprivata’s OneSign SSO, OhioHealth was able to meet theOhio Board of Pharmacy mandates for transactional strong authentication for prescription drug transactions and achieve an innovative, state-of-the-art environment that attracts clinicians that want to work in the most advanced settings.
“OhioHealth is an organization focused on delivering the most technologically innovative resources in the country,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata. “We are delighted to help OhioHealth achieve their goal of becoming a truly paperless environment and we congratulate Jim on this well-deserved award.”
Each year, InfoWorld honors IT executives who have shown leadership both inside and outside their companies. Nominations are reviewed and winners selected by the InfoWorld executive editorial team. The InfoWorld CTO 25 feature, including InfoWorld’s expert reporting and analysis, appears online at http://www.infoworld.com/5265.
About InfoWorld Media Group
InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoWorld.com.
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 550 customers and 200 partners around the world.For more information, visit http://www.imprivata.com.
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