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ExtraHop Provides Insurance Policy for Healthcare Applications & IT Infrastructure with IT Operational Intelligence

Growing Number of Healthcare Organizations Rely on ExtraHop to Manage Major IT Initiatives such as Citrix VDI, EHR, and HIPAA

SEATTLE, WA, & NEW ORLEANS, LA — March 4, 2013 — ExtraHop announced today at the HIMSS13 Annual Conference and Exhibition that its real-time IT operational intelligence platform has been adopted by a growing number of healthcare organizations to ensure that vital technologies like desktop virtualization, picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), and electronic health records (EHR) are deployed and perform optimally. ExtraHop’s agentless, network-based platform provides correlated, cross-tier visibility to identify and solve problems quickly for organizations such as Practice Fusion, MedSolutions, and many more. ExtraHop delivers this deep visibility in a way that is compliant with HIPAA security and privacy standards.

In a 2012 survey of more than 500 IT decision makers, 44 percent of healthcare organizations indicated they plan to increase their adoption of server-hosted virtual desktops (SHVD) in 2013, a higher proportion than all other industries. However, while virtualization is a key healthcare initiative, patient care can suffer from latency or slow login times if organizations use legacy application performance monitoring tools, which cannot correlate issues across tiers.

The ExtraHop platform is verified as Citrix Ready® for Citrix XenDesktop®, Citrix XenApp™, and Citrix NetScaler® and provides essential IT operational intelligence through real-time analysis of the Citrix ICA wire protocol. John Smith, Netscaler/Citrix Architect at a major healthcare information technology company, and one of only 46 official Citrix Technology Professional Awardees, says of his experience: “ExtraHop is a great APM tool but it is also a great network monitoring tool and has value to every branch of my IT department. This is not a product whose value can be judged by finding its bubble in a scatter plot. I have not even scratched the surface of what this product can do.”

ExtraHop also offers healthcare organizations a way to monitor applications while complying with HIPAA security and privacy standards. Amidst 270 percent annual growth, Web-based EMR provider Practice Fusion found that only ExtraHop could provide real-time visibility across the network, web, database, and storage tiers without requiring any configuration and without risking privacy violations by storing packets. “We manage more than 50 million patient records,” says John Hluboky, VP of Technical Operations at Practice Fusion. “It’s incredibly important that ExtraHop can monitor all our traffic—even the encrypted traffic—and do it without any potential privacy violations.”

For healthcare cost-management services provider MedSolutions, ExtraHop equips every IT team member from application developers to the CIO with operational intelligence to continually improve everything from team collaboration to application rollouts to customer experience. Additionally, ExtraHop’s performance benchmarking abilities have enabled MedSolutions to migrate critical applications from physical to virtual environments—in one case saving $70,000 in hardware costs.

The ExtraHop platform meets the rigorous demands of modern healthcare applications and infrastructure by delivering key capabilities and supporting important initiatives, including the following:

·         Visibility and monitoring for all clients, applications and infrastructure communicating over the network, regardless of technology or software platform

·         Compliance and security insight that tracks logins by client as well as activity down to the file access level

·         Support for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) efforts by automatically discovering and tracking new devices and clients, and distinguishing between those client types, including doctors’ tablets

·         Plug-and-play deployment with no configuration required and no agents to install and maintain

·         Proactive early warning to fix issues before customers are impacted or SLAs are breached.

·         Automatic discovery and classification of all new applications and systems in the IT environment

·         Drill-down capabilities that provide for transaction-specific analysis of problems

“Hospitals and doctors are under pressure to modernize, and they cannot afford disruptions or slow performance that would negatively impact patient care,” says Jesse Rothstein, CEO, ExtraHop. “The rapid adoption of our platform among companies in the healthcare space arises from the safety net that we provide, making sure that these new systems do what they should while also making IT operations less burdensome and expensive.”

To see how the ExtraHop operational intelligence platform can transform your healthcare IT organization, try it for free for 60 days by downloading the ExtraHop Discovery Edition. Visit us in booth #5755 at the HIMSS13 Annual Conference and Exhibition to learn more.

About ExtraHop Networks

ExtraHop provides the real-time operational intelligence required to make IT more agile and proactive. The world’s best-run IT organizations use ExtraHop to manage more than a quarter-million devices and monitor over a trillion transactions daily, including Adobe, Alaska Airlines, Concur, Expedia, and Microsoft. Winner of many innovation awards from Gartner, Interop, and others, the ExtraHop platform auto-discovers and auto-classifies all applications and systems out of the box, providing the correlated, real-time visibility essential for dynamic environments. The ExtraHop platform deploys without agents and delivers value in less than 15 minutes, making it the most cost-effective solution on the market. Follow us on Twitter @ExtraHop.

March 4, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Health Care DataWorks Named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm

One of the report’s key findings is, “HDOs are highly interested in deploying enterprise data warehouses (EDWs) to integrate clinical data into their business intelligence (BI) and performance management initiatives, but few have the necessary expertise to do this.”

Health Care DataWorks offers healthcare delivery organizations an Electronic Data Warehouse Appliance that includes a robust healthcare enterprise data model, hundreds of standard reports and a number of pre-built dashboards and scorecards.

Report highlights vendors that exemplify an innovative approach to the challenges of information sharing in healthcare. Vendors selected for the Cool Vendor report are innovative, impactful and intriguing.

Columbus, OH, April     2011–Health Care DataWorks, Inc. (HCD), a leading provider of Enterprise Data Warehousing and Business Analytics solutions for Healthcare Organizations, today announced that it has been included in the list of “Cool Vendors in Healthcare Providers, 2011” report by Gartner, Inc.  HCD is one of five vendors highlighted in the report. The Cool Vendors are recognized for providing innovative and potentially transformative solutions for healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs).  The authors of the report include senior Gartner analysts Jonathan Edwards, Barry Runyon, Vi Shaffer, Thomas J. Handler, M.D. and Wes Rishel.

One of the report’s key findings is, “HDOs are highly interested in deploying enterprise data warehouses (EDWs) to integrate clinical data into their business intelligence (BI) and performance management initiatives, but few have the necessary expertise to do this.”

Health Care DataWorks offers healthcare delivery organizations an Electronic Data Warehouse Appliance that includes a robust healthcare enterprise data model, hundreds of standard reports and a number of pre-built dashboards and scorecards.

“We believe inclusion in Gartner’s Cool Vendor report confirms our conviction that we are on the cusp of a decade of analytics in healthcare.  It is our belief that analytics is a key competency that every health system is going to need to develop in order to be successful,” said HCD CEO Detlev (Herb) Smaltz. “We are pleased that our EDW Appliance has been recognized by Gartner as an innovative solution, allowing health care organizations to rapidly build an EDW in a portion of the time that would be required otherwise.”

As health care organizations move toward a reimbursement model heavily weighted on quality and accountability, EDW’s are a critical component for health systems to be successful.  Health Care Organizations such as Essentia Health have recently turned to Health Care DataWorks to ensure they have the EDW Appliance they need in order to reach their goals.

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About Health Care DataWorks, Inc.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio HCD is a three-year old Ohio State University technology commercialization company that pioneered the “Enterprise Data Warehouse in a Box” for healthcare provider organizations.  HCD partners with hospitals and health systems that aspire to be high performing, information-driven organizations.  Health Care DataWorks delivers the core competency in business intelligence necessary to effectively and efficiently gain deeper insights from all their data. http://www.hcdataworks.com

To learn more about what it takes to be a “Cool Vendor,” join HCD for a webinar.  Visit http://www.hcdevents.webex.com to sign up.

April 27, 2011 I Written By

Dell Launches New Cloud-Based Services for Hospitals and Physician Practices

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Feb. 21, 2011 – Dell is delivering new cloud-based services to simplify secure information access and sharing for physicians and hospitals and improve healthcare efficiency from the point of care to the data center and business office. The service offerings are designed for hospitals and physician practices that want to focus less on managing information and more on using it to improve patient care and to maximize reimbursements.

The subscription-based cloud-enabled service solutions build on Dell’s integrated solutions for healthcare and include:

Archiving-as-a-Service. Dell’s Unified Clinical Archiving (UCA) solution is now available through the private cloud with Dell’s recent acquisition of medical archiving cloud leader InSite One.  Medical image data in North America is projected to grow more than 35 percent annually to reach nearly 2.6 million terabytes by 20141.  By consolidating and moving archiving to the cloud with flexible per-study pricing, hospitals reduce data storage and retention costs and free up resources for critical business objectives, thereby improving the delivery of healthcare. Importantly, Dell’s standards-based, cloud-enabled UCA service overcomes the chief barriers to image sharing — silos created when hospitals and hospital networks use multiple clinical applications such as Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS). Dell data migration services also simplify the transition to the private cloud for healthcare organizations while Dell’s recovery/backup solution ensures that information is managed safely and securely in support of HIPAA compliance and Protected Health Information protection. These secure, cloud-based Unified Clinical Archive services are available now.

Analytics and Reporting-as-a-Service. Dell is collaborating with Microsoft to develop a subscription-based analytics, informatics and Business Intelligence (BI) solution that will provide community hospitals with a consolidated view of patient information, helping further promote compliance with state and federal reporting requirements. The solution will combine Microsoft Amalga, a health intelligence platform, with Dell’s cloud infrastructure and expertise in informatics, analytics and consulting. Dell’s solution will provide hospitals with a Quality Indicator System (QIS), which goes beyond the CMS-required metrics to deliver advanced alerts and reduce the likelihood of missing metrics. The QIS will capture data as a patient enters the hospital, determine which quality measures may apply to the patient, and enable the hospital to track and measure compliance to those quality metrics throughout the patient’s stay.  It will also simplify quality-of-care reporting required by Medicare and Medicaid for maximum reimbursement.  The offering will mark the first time the Microsoft Amalga platform will be available as a service, making its price point attractive to community hospitals that typically don’t have the purchasing power previously required for robust analytic and reporting tools.  These solutions will be available later this year.

Platform-as-a-Service. Dell’s MSite solution gives hospitals using MEDITECH access to the Health Care Information System (HCIS) software through the cloud. With MSite, Dell hosts MEDITECH applications in a state-of-the-art private cloud and provides technical and applications support, maintenance and disaster recovery at a predictable monthly cost. MSite also allows hospitals to more quickly and cost-effectively upgrade to newer versions of MEDITECH by alleviating upfront investment and ongoing maintenance costs associated with running the platform onsite. Dell’s MSite solution is available today.

To simplify and secure access to clinical information at the point of care, Dell, in collaboration with MEDITECH, has developed a virtual-desktop solution for MEDITECH hospitals known as Mobile Clinical Computing (MCC) for MEDITECH. The virtual desktop reduces PC management costs, provides for full single sign-on and session mobility, and eliminates the need for local storage, thereby reducing the risk of data loss or security breaches. Dell is helping MEDITECH and its hospitals simplify application management and scale performance with virtualization and private cloud computing. Dell’s virtual desktop solution for MEDITECH users is available today, and demonstrations will be available in the Dell and VMware booths at HIMSS.

EMR-as-a-Service. Today, Dell’s private cloud hosts EMR and practice management software for more than 40,000 clinicians as a part of its integrated EMR solution for hospital-affiliated and employed physicians.

Dell’s open, capable and affordable cloud solutions for the Virtual Era extend from virtualization of IT resources to the deployment and use of private or public clouds. Dell’s cloud solutions portfolio is designed to help customers maximize IT investments and efficiently scale their computing infrastructure to meet dynamic business and information demands. Additionally, Dell’s recent purchase of SecureWorks, a world-class Security-as-a-Service provider, creates the foundation for Dell solutions that incorporate security into all aspects of how customer applications and data are deployed and managed. The Dell cloud solutions portfolio includes cloud consulting services; software-as-a-service; platform-as-a-service; infrastructure-as-a-service and servers and storage optimized for the cloud.

Dell is bringing the scaling and efficiency advantages of the cloud to its healthcare customers today. Customers such as Saint Barnabas Healthcare System are capitalizing on its advantages.  InSite One’s InDex vendor neutral archive connects Saint Barnabas’ six hospital system into a single, enterprise-wide, long-term data cloud storage solution by consolidating data silos into a secure, easily accessible archive for the entire Saint Barnabas Health Care System.

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“InSite One’s long-term archiving solution allows Saint Barnabas to connect all the hospitals in the system with the ability to share data by simplifying our IT infrastructure for the first time through consolidation and automation, preparing us for any future requirements,” said James Wortman, Corporate Director of Enterprise Imaging & Cardiovascular Information Technology & Services for Saint Barnabas Health Care System.

“Community hospitals and physician practices are less likely to meet meaningful use timelines if they rely solely upon onsite implemented solutions. Remote Hosting, SaaS and cloud-based services offer pragmatic alternatives that can rapidly accelerate an organization’s time to value,” said John-David Lovelock, Research Vice President for Healthcare, Gartner.

“The cloud puts the emphasis where it should be for every medical professional and medical facility — using information to care for patients and using information to improve the way we care for them,” said Dr. John Halamka, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences Advisory Board member. “Small practices want to care for patients, not manage servers. The cloud empowers clinicians with low cost, high reliability solutions, enabling doctors to focus on the patient and not on the hardware in their office.”

“With the cloud, Dell is putting the emphasis where it should be for medical professionals and healthcare organizations—using information to improve care for patients and using informatics to improve the way we care for them,” said Jamie Coffin, Ph.D., vice president and general manager of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences.

“Dell is delivering the integrated solutions that address gaps in the marketplace and information gaps in our healthcare system,” said Berk Smith, vice president, Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences Services. “We are providing innovative solutions through innovative delivery. The cloud provides the infrastructure that makes solutions-as-a-service possible so that healthcare organizations and care providers focus on how to best use patient information, not how to manage it.”

Dell and recently acquired InSite One will showcase healthcare solutions at HIMSS, Feb. 20-24 in booths #3401 and #2363. Connect with Dell during HIMSS on Twitter at @DellHealth.

Links

http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/d/press-releases/2010-3-24-cloudedge-launch.aspx

http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/d/press-releases/2010-3-24-solution-virtual-era.aspx

http://content.dell.com/us/en/healthcare/healthcare-solutions.aspx?~ck=bt&~ck=mn

About Dell

Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to its customers and uses that insight to develop and deliver customized technology solutions to government, healthcare and educational organizations worldwide. Learn more at www.dell.com.

1 ESG Research:  North American Healthcare Provider Information Market Forecast 2010-2015, Sept. 2010.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The Dell products described are not medical devices and are not certified as Medical Electrical Equipment under UL 60601-1.   For more information, please visit www.dell.com/healthcare/certification.

February 21, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Avaya Introduces Collaboration Solutions to Help Healthcare Providers Enhance Patient Care

Avaya’s healthcare services business is launching at HIMSS 11 a mobile device checkout system for hospitals and an automated patient follow-up service that can be customized to an array of acute conditions.

Avaya at HIMSS 2011: Business Communications Leader Demonstrates New Mobility and Automated Outreach Offerings For Improving Healthcare Processes

HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, Fla., – Avaya, Inc., a global leader in business collaboration systems, software and services, today announced new and enhanced communications solutions to help healthcare providers improve workplace collaboration and patient care. The solutions–to be demonstrated at the 2011 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition–use mobility, automated outreach and other technologies to enhance care coordination, pre-admissions preparedness, and post-discharge care.

“Healthcare professionals need to be instantly reachable and quick to respond in order to deliver the most effective care,” said Sanjeev Gupta, general manager of Avaya’s Healthcare Solutions group. “Avaya’s solutions help speed up hospital clinical processes, and remove the barriers that can frustrate healthcare professionals. Our solutions – and the tools we are introducing today – are designed to drive streamlined communications within an industry where every second counts.”

Innovative technologies will continue to play a central role in healthcare in 2011. Gartner estimates that “in 2011 healthcare providers worldwide will spend $87.7 billion on IT, including hardware, software, IT services, and telecommunications.”[1]

Avaya will showcase its solutions in booth #2718 at the 2011 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition. This includes the new offerings:

  • Avaya Mobile Device Checkout 3.0: This frees hospital staff from the nurse’s station by enabling communications from anywhere on hospital grounds using a personalized Wireless LAN device. With this solution, a hospital worker registers a shared or personal mobile device at the start of his shift by swiping the barcodes on their mobile device and ID badge. This assigns a personal phone number to the device, eliminating complex login procedures or the need for staff members to get a new contact number each time they come to work.  This addresses the key issue of availability, since, according to a recent Spyglass Consulting Group report, 69 percent of hospital-based physicians and 87 percent of private practice physicians indicate their biggest communications challenge is connecting with colleagues in a timely manner. Mobile Device Checkout also allows simultaneous log in to clinical applications, such as asset management.
    Today’s update builds on the prior release by expanding support beyond  hospital WLAN devices to now integrate with other smart phones and wireless tablets, including iPhones, Blackberrys and iPads. Enhanced reporting also provides expanded device management capabilities within the hospital.  General availability is March 2011.
  • Avaya Patient Follow-up: This enables hospitals to use automated outreach to call and follow up with patients after their discharge from a hospital. It uses voice automation to ask customized questions based on a patient’s medical records and their reason for hospitalization.  Designed to reduce the number of patients re-admitted, this solution also reduces the dependency on using staff for repetitive follow-up activities.  The system can be tailored to acute conditions, and helps in chronic disease management by ensuring patients follow proper care at home. It is generally available summer 2011.

Other solutions to be demonstrated at HIMSS include Avaya Patient Appointment Reminder, which drives outbound calls to remind and confirm patients for pending appointments using speech automation or prompts, and Avaya Patient Admit Coordinator, which uses multi-modal communications to accelerate and coordinate hospital admittance for patients recently treated in the emergency room.  Avaya also will spotlight the groundbreaking Avaya FlareÔ Experience solution, and demonstrate how it simplifies multi-modal collaboration to help clinicians focus on patient care.

Leading Hospitals Use Avaya Solutions to Improve Collaboration

Avaya serves a wide range of healthcare organizations, including Halton Healthcare, a multi-site healthcare organization based in Ontario, Canada, Rochester General Hospital, the flagship care facility for the Rochester General Health System (RGHS) of N.Y., and WellStar Health System, a Marietta, GA-based not-for-profit health system serving 1.3 million area residents.

Halton Healthcare deployed Avaya Mobile Device Checkout to address the communications challenges facing their emergency department. Previously, contacting a physician or nurse could be cumbersome, and in many cases they would need to rely on hospital-wide overhead paging. Avaya’s solutions enable Halton Healthcare’s staff to use their mobile devices to directly and instantly reach a co-worker’s extension. In an environment where seconds save lives, this decreases the time to reach staff, and reduces the excess noise of hospital-wide overhead paging.

“Avaya Mobile Device Checkout is the best solution the department has implemented in 20 years,” said Dr. Richard Casey of Halton Healthcare. “We have our professionals getting connected in real-time, which is a great advancement in our communications, as well as patient flow and safety.”

Rochester General Hospital also uses Avaya Mobile Device Checkout as the backbone of its emergency department communications. The hospital’s employees–including physicians, transporters, reparatory therapists, radiologists and nurses–no longer have to wait to use wall phones to reach colleagues in emergency situations. They now have an assigned mobile device that they check out by scanning their ID, and then carry with them at all times. Approximately 50 mobile devices are in use by employees, each reachable by a role-based extension number.

“We now communicate quickly and on the fly,” said George Glessner, process coordinator, emergency department, Rochester General Hosptial. “Steps are eliminated for most everything, whether one needs to obtain lab test results or transport patients to radiology. With Avaya Mobile Device Checkout, the staff is now reachable from anywhere in and just outside the hospital, including the emergency department parking lot and helipad, thus enabling us to easily make arrangements for patients in critical condition as they arrive.”

WellStar Health System turned to Avaya for a comprehensive communications platform powered by Avaya Aura™ to tap the full potential of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). SIP enables WellStar to experience new cost savings, and soon implement real-time collaboration for staff using voice, video and data communications. WellStar’s SIP foundation also brings the benefit of increased continuity by supporting three real-time registrations. This enables phone service and operations to continue in the event that one or even two of the registration offices go down.

“From a redundancy standpoint, having continuous communications is significant for us,” said Debra Naderhoff, executive director, telecommunications for WellStar, “because it means that our phone service won’t fail us, and in life and death situations, this is critical. With Avaya, we are well-covered for business continuity.”

[1] Gartner, Market Insight: Healthcare Provider Industry Primer, 2010. Nov. 18, 2010

About Avaya
Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems.  The company provides unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com.

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

KLAS Single Sign-On Performance Report Names Imprivata’s OneSign Solution #1

KLAS Single Sign-On Performance Report Names Imprivata’s OneSign® Solution #1

Company Rates Highest Customer Scores for Clinician Satisfaction, Productivity and Workflow Enablement.


LEXINGTON, Mass. — December 21, 2010—Imprivata, the #1 independent single sign-on  and access management provider for health care and other regulated industries, today announced that KLAS, the health care industry’s leading independent research firm, has named Imprivata’s OneSign® the number one Single Sign-On (SSO) product in its “2010 Single Sign-On: To Identity Management and Beyond” report.

“Imprivata led the pack as the highest-rated vendor in this report, excelling in keeping promises, ease of use, and delivering a product that works as promoted,” commented Paul Pitcher, author of the report and research director at KLAS. “Imprivata received more positive commentary on the solution’s ability to improve clinician satisfaction and employee productivity than any other vendor in this report. “

Imprivata’s emergence as the market leader in the KLAS Single Sign-On report comes on the heels of the company’s “Strong Positive” rating in the Gartner 2010 Marketscopefor Enterprise Single Sign-On and further validates the value that Imprivata OneSign brings to healthcare organizations today.  The company has seen unprecedented growth as hospitals and clinics turn to SSO and Strong Authentication to accelerate adoption of clinical applications to meet the government’s requirements for Meaningful Use of electronic medical records (EMR). Today more than one million care givers rely on Imprivata OneSign for fast and secure access to EMR and other healthcare applications.

“It is a very exciting time to be in the healthcare IT industry,” commented Ed Gaudet, Chief Marketing Officer at Imprivata.  “The KLAS SSO report substantiates the elevated interest in Single Sign-on and Strong Authentication as a key component in accessing EMRs. From what we’re hearing from our customers, every hospital will require single sign-on to achieve meaningful use and CPOE requirements. ”


Links:
The Single Sign On: To Identity Management and Beyond report is available for purchase from KLAS:  http://www.klasresearch.com/Store/ReportDetail.aspx?ProductID=603

The Gartner 2010 Marketscope Report is available from Imprivata:
http://www.imprivata.com/marketscope_for_enterprise_single_signon


About KLAS:

KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of health care vendors. KLAS’ mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our health care provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from over 4500 hospitals and over 2500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1-800-920- 4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.


About Imprivata:
With more than one million health care users, Imprivata is the #1 independent provider of authentication and access management solutions for health care, transforming the way hospitals are transitioning from paper to digital. Focused on simplifying and securing access to electronic patient health information, Imprivata is enabling hospitals to create a secure environment that both streamlines clinical workflow and protects patient privacy. The Company’s signature OneSign® technology integrates within the daily clinical workflow, giving clinicians quick and convenient access to the critical patient information they need to deliver the highest level of quality health care. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com or follow us on Twitter at @Imprivata.

Imprivata is a registered trademark of Imprivata, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All Imprivata products are trademarks of Imprivata, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All other product or company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

January 13, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.