Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Chooses Positive Patient Identification from Imprivata to Eliminate Duplicate Medical Records and Ensure Patient Safety

Lexington, Mass. – August 22, 2017Imprivata®, the healthcare IT security company, today announced that Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) has chosen to implement Imprivata PatientSecure, the positive patient identification solution for healthcare, to reduce duplicate medical records and improve patient safety. As part of the deployment, PVHMC will install Imprivata PatientSecure in its main hospital and across nine community clinics.

“Imprivata’s biometric identification solution will enable us to quickly, efficiently, and accurately match a patient to their complete medical history and eliminate duplicate medical records,” said Kent Hoyos, Chief Information Officer of Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. “This will consistently protect our patients’ information and reduce the risk of medical errors during the registration process and at the point of care.” 

Improving patient identification is the #1 National Patient Safety Goal for hospitals, as outlined by The Joint Commission. In busy healthcare facilities, patient identification at registration can be challenging and can result in duplicate medical records and overlays, directly impacting patient safety. Imprivata PatientSecure eliminates patient misidentification, creating a 1:1 link between a patient’s unique biometric information and their individual medical record at any point of entry.

“ECRI Institute analysts recently discovered that 9 percent of patients suffer from otherwise preventable adverse events such as an incorrect procedure or a medication error as a result of patient identification mistakes,” said Dr. Sean Kelly, Chief Medical Officer for Imprivata. “Ensuring that patients can be accurately and securely identified at any point of care is extremely important in the ability to provide the correct care to the correct patient. We’re proud to partner with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center as Imprivata PatientSecure will help them to improve patient safety, eliminate duplicate medical records, and protect their patients’ data.”

PVHMC currently uses Imprivata OneSign for fast, secure access to patient health information (PHI), and Imprivata Cortext for secure communications across the continuum of patient care. Imprivata PatientSecure will extend the value of secure and efficient care to patients and the patient registration workflow. The solution is scheduled to be implemented across the entire Pomona Valley enterprise in the Los Angeles and western San Bernardino counties.

About Imprivata

Imprivata®, the healthcare IT security company, provides healthcare organizations globally with a security and identity platform that delivers authentication management, fast access to patient information, secure communications, and positive patient identification. Imprivata enables care providers to securely and efficiently access, communicate, and transact patient health information to address critical compliance and security challenges while improving productivity and the patient experience. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com.

About Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is a 437-bed, acute care, nationally accredited not-for-profit medical center serving eastern Los Angeles and western San Bernardino counties. In 2015, PVHMC achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for advanced certification in inpatient diabetes care, palliative care, sepsis and total joint replacement. In 2014, PVHMC was recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Interventions and Cardiac Care, and was announced as one of only four hospitals in California to achieve Excellence Awards in Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Interventions and Cardiac Care and three Top 100 designations listed previously. PVHMC is also a recipient of the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation. For more information, visit: www.pvhmc.org.

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