Steward Healthcare System Teams with Imprivata to Improve Communication Between Providers
LAS VEGAS/HIMSS Booth #3043—March 2, 2016—Imprivata® (NYSE: IMPR), the healthcare IT security company, announced today that Steward Healthcare System will implement Imprivata Cortext across all nine of the organization’s hospitals to improve communication between providers, ultimately replacing many pagers.
“Pagers have long been the communication tool of choice, but they limit our clinicians’ ability to connect effectively. As healthcare joins the digital age, we recognized the need to identify a partner that could help streamline our communications between clinicians,” said Julie Berry, CIO Steward Healthcare System. “We are excited to be working with Imprivata to provide our staff with a secure communications platform that meets the needs of healthcare in 2016.”
Last month, Imprivata Cortext was named Category Leader for Secure Messaging in the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software and Services Report. This report marked the first year for the category. In January, Cortext achieved SOC 2 Type 1 certification, which is recognized worldwide as one of the strictest audit standards for service providers. The American Hospital Association (AHA) exclusively endorsed Imprivata Cortext® in 2015 for the Secure Messaging based on its ability to sync messages in real time; its centralized platform which supports clinical, broadcast and patient communication across multiple sites in the care continuum; and proven adoption.
“Effective communication is the backbone of cost-efficient, timely and high quality healthcare delivery,” shared Ed Gaudet, General Manager of Imprivata Cortext. “We are thrilled to partner with Steward, a leader in integrated care, to deliver a platform that allows clinical communication anytime, from anywhere.”
Imprivata® (NYSE: IMPR), 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 Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is the largest fully integrated community care organization and community hospital network in New England. Headquartered in Boston, Steward is the third largest employer in MA with more than 17,000 employees in more than 150 communities. Steward is comprised of Steward Medical Group, Steward Health Care Network, and Steward Hospital Group. Steward Medical Group provides approximately 1 million patient encounters per year in 152 sites and manages homecare and hospice with 300,000 and 35,000 encounters respectively. Steward Health Care Network, a fully integrated care management company, has 2,800 physicians, with approximately 4 million patient encounters per year and affiliates or joint ventures with 22 UrgiCenters. Steward’s Hospital Group includes Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Norwood Hospital, Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Holy Family-Haverhill Campus, Morton Hospital in Taunton, Quincy Medical Center and New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton. Other Steward Health Care entities include Steward Medical Group and Steward Home Care. Further information is available at www.steward.org.