St. Croix Regional Medical Center Secures Access to Electronic Medical Records with Imprivata

Imprivata OneSign® Integrated with Fingerprint Biometrics Provides Fast and Secure Access to Patient Health Information

LEXINGTON, MA—March 8, 2010— Imprivata®, Inc., the company that simplifies and secures user access, announced today that St. Croix Regional Medical Center (SCRMC) is successfully leveraging Imprivata OneSign® to provide convenient and secure access to patient data as part of the organization’s move to electronic medical records (EMR). With Imprivata OneSign, SCRMC has eliminated the password management challenges faced when transitioning from paper-based records to NextGen EHR, improving physician and clinician workflow, while strengthening the security around accessing patient information.

With more than 500 employees across multiple locations, SCRMC is one of the largest healthcare providers in Wisconsin. As part of the organization’s roll out of NextGen Healthcare’s EHR system, SCRMC needed to provide its physicians and clinicians with an easy and secure way to access patient data. After evaluating several single sign-on (SSO) products, SCRMC selected OneSign for its ease of installation, the fact that it does not require Active Directory schema changes and its native integration with strong authentication solutions including fingerprint biometrics. Today, physicians and nurses access electronic patient data throughout the hospital, clinics and at their offices, with a simple swipe of the finger.

“Moving to an electronic format results in doctors and clinicians having to remember even more passwords to access the data and applications needed to provide superior patient care. This can significantly disrupt workflow and reduce the amount of time spent on patient care,” said Brent McCrudy, Network Manager, St. Croix Regional Medical Center. “As part of our overall EMR strategy, we implemented OneSign and fingerprint biometrics to protect patient confidentiality and provide clinicians with easy and secure access to patient health information and other data. With Imprivata, our staff can quickly sign into NetxGen and other systems, retrieve or update the patient information needed, and be securely logged out, preventing unauthorized access through an unattended terminal. OneSign also provides that same secure access remotely to our applications running on Terminal Services. ”

Imprivata’s flagship solution, Imprivata OneSign, provides healthcare organizations with rapid single sign-on and strong authentication for all leading HIS vendors, including Cerner, Epic, Healthland, McKesson, MEDITECH, Siemens Medical, as well as all other types of applications. Key Imprivata OneSign features include OneSign FastPass™, OneSign ProveID, Citrix/XenApp & terminal services support, shared workstations and fast user switching, built-in support for a broad range of authentication and multiple card types, self-service password reset and seamless integration with context management solutions.

“St. Croix Regional Medical Center understood that providing fast and secure access to patient information is a critical first step in an EMR roll-out,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata. “As a result, they were ahead of industry norms and addressed these complex password and security issues before compliance regulations such as HITECH were introduced and mandated these steps. The success and foresight of St. Croix is a clear demonstration of the critical role that SSO and strong authentication plays in moving to electronic medical records.”

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Imprivata is the leading independent vendor focused on simplifying and securing user access. By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers can align security with user workflows and realize substantial productivity gains while lowering IT costs.
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