Hot topics


Healthcare IT is a dynamic, fast-growing, ever-changing industry. Healthcare IT professionals need to evaluate solutions based on their abilities to meet clinical and compliance requirements, keep costs down, and, most importantly – benefit patients.

The ‘hot topics’ section provides context and insight into some of the important problems that the healthcare industry is facing today. These problems include:

  • Cybersecurity threats
  • An epidemic of prescription drug abuse
  • A deluge of restrictive passwords, tightening regulations, and old-fashioned computer systems
  • A lagging, old-fashioned communications system
  • Patient misidentification

Imprivata provides solutions-focused coverage of these issues:

  • The impacts of cyber threats can be prevented by securing legacy systems, including adding strong, multifactor authentication
  • The drug abuse epidemic can, and should, be addressed by introducing effective systems for electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS)
  • Aging IT infrastructures can be revolutionized and replaced by desktop virtualization
  • Inefficient communication problems can be eradicated by modern, secure messaging systems
  • Patients can be accurately identified with biometric systems, leading to better patient outcomes