Healthcare Organizations Turning To Strong Authentication, Access Management Solutions

Imprivata Inc. and CDW Healthcare recently announced they are seeing a further escalating demand for the OneSign Authentication and Access Management Platform within the healthcare market.

Since becoming a CDW Sapphire partner in August 2007, many leading healthcare organizations, including Borland-Groover Clinic, Glacial Ridge Hospital District, Glencoe Regional Health Services, Spencer Hospital and St. Croix Regional Medical Center have chosen the Imprivata OneSign Platform to improve user convenience and productivity while increasing data security.

“Imprivata has helped hundreds of healthcare customers address employee access management needs worldwide,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata. “Enhancing our partnership with CDW Healthcare has enabled Imprivata to expand our reach and bring OneSign to a greater number of healthcare organizations throughout North America. In doing so, we are able to help more customers strengthen user authentication to networks, streamline application access, simplify the process of compliance reporting and in the end eliminate security risks while realizing the benefits of improved clinician satisfaction.”

“CDW Healthcare has always embraced best-in-industry solutions and the innovative companies behind them. This is precisely why Imprivata has become such an integral component of our product offerings,” said Bob Rossi, vice president of healthcare sales for CDW Healthcare. “Our continued growth within the healthcare market is a testament to both our multi-platform expertise and our commitment to delivering IT solutions tailored to meet our customers’ unique needs.”

Imprivata’s OneSign Platform is a converged authentication and access management solution conveniently packaged in an affordable and secure purpose-built appliance. It seamlessly integrates strong authentication, application single sign-on, physical access control, user provisioning and event reporting to provide one enterprise-wide automated employee information access policy managed and enforced within a single, easy-to-use administrative framework. Healthcare customers look to OneSign for its ability to support native strong authentication device implementation, Roaming Sessions, Fast User Switching and OneTouch locking/unlocking of user sessions.

The OneSign platform offers an effective means to achieve compliance while solving password management problems, reducing IT help desk costs and improving user productivity and security. It also easily integrates with existing systems, leveraging and extending the value of security investments throughout the enterprise.

“Striking a balance between security and staff convenience is always a challenge when it comes to accessing patient data,” said Michael Sprandel, ITBMC, network administrator at Glencoe Regional Health Services. “CDW Healthcare presented us with a high return on investment solution that was one of the easiest I have implemented in my 20 plus year IT career. OneSign has eliminated the need for our staff and physicians to remember the more than five different passwords that change at random intervals, and our data is secure. Sessions are not left open and there is no temptation to write down or share passwords. The user has the option, if enabled, for self service password retrieval or reset.”

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