Praim Thin Client and Imprivata OneSign Selected to Improve Productivity, Reduce Costs and Enhance Care at St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust
Medi-Client with Single Sign-on and Authentication Management chosen as official default desktop
London, 25 June, 2013 – Praim and Imprivata® today announced that St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, one of the largest healthcare providers in southwest London, is using the Praim Compact Dual Core C9010 integrated with Imprivata OneSign® to optimise its virtual computing environment. The combined solution enables St. George’s to provide clinicians with fast, secure access to patient information to increase workflow efficiency, improve productivity and enhance patient care.
“To ensure the highest quality of care possible for the more than a million patients we serve each year, it is critical that our staff are able to quickly access clinical systems and patient information in a busy environment. This presented a challenge because clinicians are constantly moving between computers, shared workstations, patient rooms and wards,” commented John-Jo Campbell, CIO at St George’s NHS Healthcare Trust. “With this solution from Praim and Imprivata, we are able to deliver secure, personalised desktops at the point of care, via the user’s NHS smartcard.”
The Praim Compact Dual Core C9010 is based on VIA Eden X2 dual core 1GHz processor and supports all main centralisation technologies such as Citrix, Microsoft RDS, VMware View and Virtual Bridges Verde to give users the flexibility to access different environments from one client. It is the first Linux-based terminal that provides complete support for Imprivata OneSign through Smart and Proximity cards. The true innovation of Praim lies in ThinOX, the operating system based on Linux technology entirely designed and developed by Praim. ThinOX Thin Clients are affordable, fast to configure, easy to manage and have no associated maintenance costs. With substantial savings on energy consumption compared to PCs, customers see a return on investment (ROI) within three years.
“Thin clients present an enormous opportunity for hospitals to reduce the excess costs and complexities associated with the management of IT infrastructure”, states Alessio Broccardo, sales director for Praim in the UK. ”At Praim, we have integrated our solution with Imprivata’s to combine these benefits with a reliable, stable and secure environment for accessing patient information. The result is an affordable solution that increases productivity, improves services delivered and saves hospital’s money.”
Imprivata OneSign enables fast, secure No Click Access™ to patient data by allowing care providers to authenticate once using two-factors, then tap their smartcards to log in and out of applications on virtual desktops that follow them throughout their shifts. This provides clinicians with the information they need at the point of care, allowing them to focus on patients rather than being distracted by technology.
“The highly mobile workforce and sensitive nature of patient data make the healthcare industry unique when it comes to accessing information,” said Mark Clark, vice president of international at Imprivata. “At a time when Trusts are being forced to do more with less, providing fast, secure access at the point of care is a huge benefit to both IT and clinicians. St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust has an excellent reputation for applying leading technology to advanced medical research and care, and we are delighted that the combined Imprivata/Praim solution is helping the hospital improve its care delivery process.”
Founded in 1987, Praim is a global vendor of Thin Clients, centralised management systems, enterprise printing solutions, and specialised embedded systems. Thanks to the partnerships with Citrix, IBM, Microsoft, VMware and with the most important system’s integrators available on the market, Praim is one of the main actors on the IT panorama all over the world. Corporate headquarter is located in Trento, Italy.
Imprivata, the leader in healthcare IT security, enables secure access and collaboration for two million healthcare users worldwide. As the #1 independent provider of single sign-on and access management solutions for healthcare and other regulated industries, Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign-On is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and recognised by Gartner and KLAS. Imprivata Cortext™ is the leading free HIPAA compliant text messaging solution for healthcare. Headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, Imprivata serves 1,300 hospitals in partnership with over 200 EMR and technology infrastructure vendors around the world. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com.