LONDON, UK – 23 May, 2011 – Imprivata, the #1 independent Single Sign-On (SSO) and access management provider for healthcare and other regulated industries, today announced that specialist teaching and research hospital trust, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, has implemented Imprivata OneSign® 4.5across multiple sites, providing 5100 users with secure and efficient access to patient data. The solution, which has been deployed as part of the Trust’s Clinical Systems Strategy, has been rolled out to staff across all sites within the Trust.
The Clinical Systems Strategy at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust aims initially to include: the replacement of the patient administration system; theatre, maternity and Accident and Emergency systems; pharmacy stock control; and will provide a platform for future developments including e-Prescribing. The Trust chose to implement Imprivata’s OneSign 4.5 to assist IT staff with this process and ease users into the planned system changes by improving workflow and avoiding potential complexity surrounding the upgrades. For the IT team, the SSO solution was also seen as a way to ensure that security policies were being met at all times.
Imprivata OneSign 4.5was integrated into University Hospitals Bristol’s network infrastructure following a competitive analysis and proof of concept (POC) rollout within the Trust’s IT department. With no changes required to the Active Directory schemas, the IT team developed SSO profiles for 50 clinical systems, dramatically reducing the amount of time that clinicians spent accessing critical data. Following the POC implementation, OneSign 4.5was rolled out in priority departments including Accident and Emergency at Bristol Royal Infirmary and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, where fast and secure access to critical data is essential to ensure patient confidentiality while providing excellent standards of patient care.
As well as offering SSO access to locally hosted applications, the Imprivata solution has also provided the Trust with secure access to patient data from neighbouring trusts, which is essential to University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust as it provides a range of specialist services. Due to the success of the implementation, the Trust is also piloting and evaluating biometric authentication and proximity cards as part of this rollout, as well as evaluating OneSign Secure Walk-AwayTM solution.
“As a speciality centre for several different types of treatment including oncology services and paediatric care, security, confidentially and clinician productivity are all essential to the service that we provide to our patients. Imprivata has allowed us to tackle the common security challenges associated with multiple passwords, improving data security, and simplifying day-to-day access for our users,” said Dave Oatway, Computer Services Manager at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. “OneSign has allowed the IT team improved control across user accounts, meaning that we are able to comply with the Information Governance Toolkit. In addition, feedback from users has been overwhelmingly positive.”
“With NHS trusts facing increased demands to provide patient care in the most efficient manner, solutions that enhance clinician productivity are becoming a priority,” said Ed Gaudet, Chief Marketing Officer at Imprivata. “Imprivata has worked closely with clinicians to ensure that OneSign unobtrusively integrates with day-to-day tasks, promoting efficiency rather than hindering it. I am delighted to see that the staff at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust have acknowledged the productivity benefits Imprivata OneSign can have both when working in the hospital or remotely.”
With more than one million health care users, Imprivata is the #1 independent provider of single sign-on and access management solutions for health care, government, finance and other regulated industries. By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers realize improved workflows, increased security and compliance with government regulations.
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