Planning for Human Error: Optimizing Mobile Devices with Digital Identity

Enterprise-owned mobile devices are an integral part of modern business operations, especially in mission-critical industries like manufacturing and retail where consumer demands drive the need for greater productivity and flexibility. Leveraging mobile devices to communicate quicker, take inventory, and conduct routine tasks, employees can seamlessly do their jobs without relying on paper or being tethered to a workstation. However, employees are also human, and their behaviors can inadvertently compromise the security of the enterprise. Without an employee-centric mobile strategy to proactively plan for mobile device adoption, even enterprise-owned and shared mobile devices can pose significant security risks, drain IT budget and resources, or be relegated to the drawer or shelf.

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CHIME23 – What Area of Healthcare Needs More Investment and Why?

There are so many good ideas in healthcare, but tragically so little time, resources, people, and money. Because of our limitations, not every project immediately gets invested in and there are also lots of projects that had their investments slowly run dry until they disappeared entirely. The true tragedy of all of this is that even though we don’t have the resources to effectively do what we need to, these projects cannot move forward without investments and often get left behind, all the while new projects keep on coming.

In order to help bring attention to some areas in healthcare that are currently being overlooked in terms of investments – we reached out to our incredible Healthcare IT Today Community at the CHIME23 Fall Forum for their insights on what areas need more investment.

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How biometrics can increase patient safety and overall efficiency

Patient misidentification is a growing problem in the United States, the results of which can be dangerous and even fatal.

Traditional identification methods, such as using patient names and dates of birth, are prone to errors and can result in duplicate records. Compounded by the increase in demand for medical care post-pandemic and the nationwide nursing shortage, patient misidentification can lead to catastrophic medical errors.

However, the remarkable advancements in biometric technology, specifically facial biometrics, offer a promising solution to improve patient identification accuracy. Trust has carefully been built around the security, efficacy, reliability and accessibility of facial biometric software, and the table is set for its widespread integration into healthcare in 2024.

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Healthcare innovators and leaders honored at Imprivata HealthCon user group and awards ceremony

Each year, Imprivata hosts a series of regional HealthCon user groups worldwide to highlight customers, share best practices, and facilitate conversations around industry trends.

Held on November 16, the awards ceremony celebrated healthcare leaders that have leveraged Imprivata solutions to drive value, innovation, collaboration, clinical excellence, and organizational impact.

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Fran Rosch takes over as CEO of Imprivata from Gus Malezis

Imprivata, a leading digital identity establishment for mission-critical industries, has today announced a top-level leadership transition. After seven years at the helm, present CEO Gus Malezis, is stepping down from his role and trading it for a position as strategic advisor to the firm, effective from January 1, 2024. His successor has been unveiled as Fran Rosch.

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BuildingBetterHealthcare: Unauthorized access to employee mobile devices leads to more than half of organizations experiencing a data breach, new report finds

Research conducted by Imprivata and Ponemon Institute finds 28% of IT and IT security practitioners say their organizations can secure devices and access to data, while less than half cite satisfaction with the access experience.

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Healthcare orgs hardest hit by mobile device downtime Ponemon / Imprivata research finds

Digital identity company Imprivata, and Ponemon Institute, today unveiled new research that highlights security, financial, and operational consequences associated with existing enterprise-owned mobile device programs.

The findings, detailed in a new report titled Unlocking the Cost of Chaos: The State of Enterprise Mobility in Life- and Mission-Critical Industries, show the costly reality: Without effective tools or a unified strategy, organizations experience significant challenges when implementing mobile devices.

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Patient data at the bedside and beyond

A report published by the Health Services Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB) previously highlighted the dangers of incorrect patient information. Sean Kelly & Dan Johnston argue that establishing a digital identity strategy for clinicians, devices and patients will usher in a safer and more efficient workflow.

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