Imprivata offers free of charge software to enable virtual patient visits and safer communication with care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Free Imprivata GroundControl provisioning licences facilitate easier management of mobile devices for safer COVID-19 interactions and more efficient use of scarce PPE resources

Imprivata is providing free of charge access to its GroundControl device provisioning software for healthcare organisations around the world to support their responses to COVID-19. GroundControl facilitates easier management and use of iPads and other iOS devices to make possible a range of interactions with seriously ill patients in much safer ways.

Examples of how GroundControl enables interactions between patients, clinicians and close relatives via mobile devices include:

  • remote communication with care providers
  • virtual patient visits with loved ones
  • inpatient telehealth consultations

Utilising mobile devices for communications delivers more separation and safety for healthcare providers, while minimising the need for multiple changes of PPE. GroundControl’s TeleHealth capabilities mean patients can contact and communicate with staff without having to be in the same room. By replacing some of the physical contacts between clinicians and patients with virtual ones, there is a reduction in the number of times staff need to change scarce PPE equipment, saving both time and valuable resources.

University of Rochester Medical Center provides another example of GroundControl in action during the pandemic. It manages shared patient iPads to support restricted visits between COVID-19 patients and loved ones at times when face-to face contact may not be possible.

Daniel Johnston, MRes, RN, Clinical Workflow Specialist at Imprivata said, “During the COVID-19 pandemic it is heartening that the global healthcare community are coming together to share ideas and play their part in whatever way they can. At Imprivata we are proud to contribute by making available our GroundControl provisioning solution free of charge to make all kinds of interactions with seriously ill patients as safe as possible. Minimising the need for staff to change scarce PPE multiple times through their shifts will also provide a tremendous benefit.”

GroundControl solutions have been used to support more than 1,000,000 devices at global corporations, including hospitals, retail outlets, and airports, across 82 countries worldwide. GroundControl helps regulated industries enhance their current mobile device management (MDM) to maintain the highest standards for provisioning, asset management, privacy, and security.

Imprivata has made GroundControl device provisioning licenses available free of charge through July 31, 2020 to support the global response to COVID-19.

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Imprivata®, the digital identity company for healthcare, provides identity, authentication, and access management solutions that are purpose-built to solve healthcare’s unique workflow, security, and compliance challenges. Imprivata enables healthcare securely by establishing trust between people, technology, and information across the increasingly complex healthcare ecosystem.

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