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Dell’s Mobile Clinical Computing Solution Provides Significant Savings While Enhancing Mobility and Security for Healthcare Providers

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare achieves a risk-adjusted return on investment of 83 percent and a payback period of just 13 months

·         Time saved allows each physician to see an additional patient per day

 ROUND ROCK, Texas, Jan. 17, 2013 — Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) saved more than $600,000 and enhanced the productivity of clinicians in its Family Medicine Residency Program by implementing Dell’s Mobile Clinical Computing (MCC) solution, according to a new commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Dell and released today.

TMH, which serves 16 counties in North Florida and South Georgia, participated in a year-long pilot study of the solution at its Family Medicine Residency Program consisting of 55 physicians who were also simultaneously adopting a new electronic medical records system.

Designed to improve clinician efficiency without compromising security, Dell’s MCC solution combines desktop virtualization, single-sign-on and strong authentication technologies with expert consulting, implementation and support services. By storing information in the data center – not the endpoint device – MCC helps reduce the risk of lost or stolen data and simplifies HIPAA compliance. For the deployment at TMH, the solution featured Citrix XenDesktop® for desktop virtualization, Imprivata OneSign® for single sign-on and strong authentication, and AppSense® Environment Manager™ for profile management.

By implementing Dell’s MCC solution, TMH achieved a risk-adjusted return on investment of 83 percent with a payback period of 13 months based on the Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study conducted by Forrester Consulting. The study also notes that Dell’s MCC solution can provide TMH projected risk-adjusted benefits of $636,235 over the next three years.[1]

With the increase in productivity attributed to the adoption of the solution, the Forrester study conservatively estimates that the clinic will be able to schedule an additional one or two patients per day, per physician. In addition, the pilot implementation helped the hospital:

  • ·         Ensure “faster time to care” for patients by maintaining a consistent computing session when a clinician changes location or device. The simple badge-in/badge-out process provides quick, secure access to all relevant patient information.
  • ·         Implement electronic medical records in a secure environment that simplifies compliance with data security policies and regulations and allows clinicians more time to spend with patients.
  • ·         Reduce IT hardware maintenance by leveraging thin and zero clients, such as Dell Wyse endpoints, and centrally fixing remote failures.

According to the study, the hospital also views MCC as a positive recruitment and retention tool since many medical schools are already using the latest IT tools and residency candidates expect the same leading-edge technology in their work environments. By providing residency physicians with remote access via a secure portal, the solution also helps physicians achieve an improved work-life balance.

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“Dell MCC has been a great solution for us,” said Don Lindsey, chief information officer of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. “It helps balance the issues between being secure and ease of use. MCC helps keep us secure while allowing easy and productive access by clinicians.”

“Patients really like the fact that when a physician is talking to them on the phone or in the exam room the information is right there on the virtual desktop,” said Ronald Machado, M.D., faculty at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare’s Family Medicine Residency Program.

“Dell is committed to simplifying access to information for clinicians because we know it ultimately leads to better patient care,” said James Coffin, Ph.D., vice president and general manager, Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences. “These research findings validate what we already know – that by aligning people and processes, we can achieve true clinical transformation.”

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. As the leading provider of healthcare IT services in the world, Dell helps healthcare organizations harness the power of information to simplify administration; coordinate and manage patient care; transition from episodic care to prevention and wellness management and ultimately to deliver personalized medicine. For more information, visit www.dell.com/healthcare.

Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

February 6, 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.

Northgate Managed Services and Imprivata Partnership Delivers Single Sign-On to NHS Scotland

In support of its “Better Health, Better Care” initiative, a strategy and action plan established by the Scottish Government in 2007, NHS Scotland wanted to remove unnecessary cost, delays and better manage the workflow complexity associated with accessing electronic patient data. Building the best security was also a key priority to help protect the increasing volumes of sensitive information while allowing for maximum clinician-patient service improvement. After Northgate and Imprivata delivered a successful pilot ahead of schedule, NHS Scotland worked with Trustmarque through the tender process to secure a country-wide agreement to include licenses for Imprivata’s OneSign, services, and five years of maintenance and support.

No Click AccessTM for Health Workers across Scotland to Provide Enhanced Security for Electronic Health Records to Support Scotland’s ‘Better Health, Better Care’ Strategy

LONDON, UK – 28th July 2011 – NHS Scotland has confirmed a purchase of a single sign-on and  password reset (SSO/PR) solution to improve access to health systems, increase productivity and enhance data security for health workers across Scotland. The solution from Imprivata will provide No Click Access™ to the many patient systems that run in hospitals and health communities across Scotland. The agreement was procured through value added reseller, Trustmarque Solutions and will be facilitated via a partnership between Imprivata and leading ICT service and solution provider Northgate Managed Services, which will deliver and support Imprivata OneSign® across all of Scotland’s NHS boards.

In support of its “Better Health, Better Care” initiative, a strategy and action plan established by the Scottish Government in 2007, NHS Scotland wanted to remove unnecessary cost, delays and better manage the workflow complexity associated with accessing electronic patient data. Building the best security was also a key priority to help protect the increasing volumes of sensitive information while allowing for maximum clinician-patient service improvement. After Northgate and Imprivata delivered a successful pilot ahead of schedule, NHS Scotland worked with Trustmarque through the tender process to secure a country-wide agreement to include licenses for Imprivata’s OneSign, services, and five years of maintenance and support.

“NHS Scotland is committed to ensuring the highest levels of data security while enabling all employees to work as efficiently as possible to deliver high quality patient care,” said Ronnie Monaghan, Head of e-Health Programme at NHS Fife. “Through a smart combination of healthcare and IT security expertise, Northgate Managed Services and Imprivata demonstrated the importance of understanding the complexities in patient and clinician workflow, ensuring that our patient data remains highly secure, and the need for maximising the time available between patient and clinician. As the appliance-based solution required no changes to existing infrastructure such as Active Directory, Imprivata OneSign can be seamlessly integrated with our existing IT systems at NHS Boards across Scotland. This will prove significant for improving access and usage of key clinical systems for providing care on a National scale.”

James Turnbull, managing director, infrastructure solutions at Northgate Managed Services, added, “Northgate and NHS Scotland have a strong relationship built on trust and expert insight. We are delighted to build on this relationship by delivering industry leading healthcare technology and services that will improve productivity and efficiency, and ultimately contribute to better care for more patients in Scotland.”

“Imprivata is pleased to have been selected as a core technology for NHS Scotland’s ‘Better Health, Better Care’ programme,” stated Omar Hussain, president and CEO at Imprivata. “NHS Scotland is a highly regarded technology innovator that leads the way for healthcare initiatives in countries around the world. We are very proud of the role that OneSign will play in the Boards’ pursuit of clinical excellence, one of the key pillars of their action plan.”

Mark Garrity, Regional Sales Director at Trustmarque Solutions, commented, “Trustmarque has a rich heritage of providing innovative solutions and value added services to the public sector in the UK, particularly within the NHS.  Through the longstanding relationship and trust we enjoy with NHS Scotland we are delighted to provide the advice and support necessary to help NHS Scotland identify the information security solution for Scotland’s healthcare boards.”

Notes to Editors:

About the NHS in Scotland

The NHS in Scotland has around 150,000 staff, including more than 63,000 nurses, midwives and health visitors and over 8,500 doctors. There are also more than 7,000 practitioners, including GPs, dentists, opticians and community pharmacists who work as independent contractors. They perform a range of services for the NHS in return for various fees and allowances.

The Scottish Government Health Directorates provide the central management of the NHS, heading a Management Executive that oversees the work of 14 area NHS boards. These territorial boards plan and deliver health services for people in their area. Services can be hospital or community-based and boards coordinated community health services through Community Health (& Care) Partnerships. These coordinate with local authorities and the voluntary sector to provide a comprehensive approach to care that centres on the patient.

For a good summary of the priorities and activities of the NHS in Scotland please see the NHS Scotland Chief Executive’s annual report (2008-09) available on the Scottish Government website.

About Northgate Managed Services

Northgate Managed Services is part of the Northgate Information Solutions Group, owned by private equity company Kohlberg Kravis Roberts KKR.  It is a leading IT services company providing cloud based & infrastructure services to public, private & third sector organisations & specialist managed services in the education, government, utilities & charities sectors.

The company works in partnership with its customers to gain an in-depth understanding of their organisation and create a technology strategy to support transformation, drive operational efficiency and reduce costs. In the Health Sector, Northgate Managed Services works in partnership with over 60 health sector organisations including every health board in Scotland and Northern Ireland to deliver smarter, more efficient ways of operating.

For more information, visit www.northgate-is.com/managedservices, or contact by email at info@northgate-is.com. Follow Northgate Managed Services on Twitter @NorthgateMS.

About Imprivata

With more than one million health care users, Imprivata is the #1 independent provider of single sign-on and access management solutions for health care, government, finance and other regulated industries.  By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers realize improved workflows, increased security and compliance with government regulations.

Imprivata has received numerous product awards and top review ratings from leading industry publications and analysts, including a Strong Positive rating in Gartner’s 2010 ESSO Marketscope, the #1 ranking in the KLAS SSO Performance report and the #1 rating in 2010 Best in KLAS and Category Leaders report.   Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata partners with over 200 resellers, and serves the access security needs of more than 1,100 customers around the world.

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.

RSS Feed to Imprivata News: http://feeds.feedburner.com/ImprivataNews

Follow Imprivata on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Imprivata

About Trustmarque 

Trustmarque has been providing value added services to customers since it was founded in 1987 and is now one of the UK’s largest Value Added Resellers.  Trustmarque brings together years of knowledge plus a strong track record of delivering successful IT enabled projects for customers that realise positive business outcomes.

Trustmarque delivers solutions across six key areas: Business Performance Management, Information Security, Core Infrastructure Services, Microsoft Integrated Solutions, Managed Licence Services and Software Procurement Consultancy. Trustmarque is also a Microsoft Large Account Reseller (LAR) with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status, as well as partnering with many other major vendors in the IT market, such as: Adobe, Business Objects, CA, Citrix, McAfee, Novell, Nuance, Sophos, Symantec, Trend, VMware and Websense to name but a few.

For more information, visit www.trustmarque.com.

July 28, 2011 I Written By

Imprivata Announces New Products and Strategic Partnerships at HIMSS11

Company’s No Click AccessTM Innovations in Virtualization, Mobility and Clinician Workflow Enable Electronic Medical Records Adoption and Faster Path to Meaningful Use

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at HIMSS11, Imprivata, the #1 independent single sign-on and access management provider for healthcare and other regulated industries, announced a host of new products and industry partnerships. Designed to accelerate the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) applications and help healthcare providers achieve Meaningful Use, Imprivata is delivering products and partnerships across three key strategic areas: virtualization, mobility and clinician workflow.

“These new products and partnerships build on our mission to help physicians spend more time with patients and deliver quality care, by reducing the time it takes for them to get the right information at the right time, regardless of location.”

“Our customers demand fast and secure access to EMR applications – it’s what drives our commitment to No Click Access and number one KLAS-rated products,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO, Imprivata. “These new products and partnerships build on our mission to help physicians spend more time with patients and deliver quality care, by reducing the time it takes for them to get the right information at the right time, regardless of location.”

Virtualization Partnerships

Single sign-on and strong authentication on zero clients for VMware ViewTM. An increasing number of healthcare IT organizations are looking to deploy VMware View and zero clients to secure their data and reduce their desktop management headaches. Imprivata and Teradici announced today that they are working together as part of a strategic partnership to provide integration and interoperability of PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) zero client devices with Imprivata OneSign® authentication and single sign-on software. The joint solution will enable healthcare providers to deploy VMware View™ virtual desktops with secure and rich-media hardware zero clients that provide clinicians with one-touch desktop roaming and strong authentication.

Imprivata OneSign Integration with Dell’s Mobile Clinical Computing Platform. Imprivata announced last week that Imprivata OneSign Virtual Desktop Access™ will be integrated with Dell’s Mobile Clinical Computing platform for Dell healthcare customers using VMware View. This furthers Imprivata’s commitment to helping clinicians get fast access to patient data in virtual desktop environments.

Mobility Innovation

As clinicians increasingly demand the use of mobile devices such as iPads and smartphones, secure access for these devices has emerged as a key challenge for healthcare IT executives. In response, Imprivata has introduced OneSign AnywhereTM, designed specifically to enable single sign-on and authentication to EMR and other healthcare applications from any location and any device. Through OneSign Anywhere, Imprivata is providing clinicians anywhere, anytime access to critical patient information, thereby enabling timely patient care decisions.

Clinician Workflow Innovation

Imprivata announced today integration of Imprivata OneSign, the company’s #1 KLAS-rated single sign-on and authentication software, with Epic’s authentication API. This API-level integration with EpicCareTM speeds clinician access, streamlines workflow and simplifies compliance with Meaningful Use requirements for Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE).

“Over 700 hospitals and 1.2 million clinicians worldwide rely on Imprivata each day for No Click Access to their EMR applications,” said Ed Gaudet, Chief Marketing Officer at Imprivata. “As CIOs continue to innovate their hospital’s infrastructure using virtualization and mobility technologies, and drive productivity gains by improving clinician workflows, Imprivata will continue to deliver industry-leading solutions for virtual desktops, mobile devices such as the iPad and EMR applications from companies such as Epic Systems.”

Imprivata will be exhibiting these products at HIMSS11 today through February 24 at booth #3872. The Company will also feature live customer presentations from Catholic Health Partners, Liverpool Women’s and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Trusts and Memorial Healthcare that highlight how Imprivata has helped their organization with EMR adoption and their respective successes using virtualization, mobility and clinician workflow technologies. More information and a schedule for these presentations is available here.

About Imprivata:

With more than one million health care users, Imprivata is the #1 independent provider of single sign-on and access management solutions for health care, government, finance and other regulated industries. By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers realize improved workflows, increased security and compliance with government regulations. Imprivata has received numerous product awards and top review ratings from leading industry publications and analysts, including a Strong Positive rating in Gartner’s 2010 ESSO Marketscope, the #1 ranking in the KLAS SSO Performance report and the #1 rating in 2010 Best in KLAS and Category Leaders report. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata partners with over 200 resellers, and serves the access security needs of more than 1,100 customers around the world. 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.

March 7, 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.

Imprivata Announces New Products and Strategic Partnerships at HIMSS11

Company’s No Click AccessTM Innovations in Virtualization, Mobility and Clinician Workflow Enable Electronic Medical Records Adoption and Faster Path to Meaningful Use

HIMSS 2011
Booth #3872

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at HIMSS11, Imprivata, the #1 independent single sign-on and access management provider for healthcare and other regulated industries, announced a host of new products and industry partnerships. Designed to accelerate the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) applications and help healthcare providers achieve Meaningful Use, Imprivata is delivering products and partnerships across three key strategic areas: virtualization, mobility and clinician workflow.

“Our customers demand fast and secure access to EMR applications – it’s what drives our commitment to No Click Access and number one KLAS-rated products,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO, Imprivata. “These new products and partnerships build on our mission to help physicians spend more time with patients and deliver quality care, by reducing the time it takes for them to get the right information at the right time, regardless of location.”

Virtualization Partnerships

Single sign-on and strong authentication on zero clients for VMware ViewTM. An increasing number of healthcare IT organizations are looking to deploy VMware View and zero clients to secure their data and reduce their desktop management headaches. Imprivata and Teradici announced today that they are working together as part of a strategic partnership to provide integration and interoperability of PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) zero client devices with Imprivata OneSign® authentication and single sign-on software. The joint solution will enable healthcare providers to deploy VMware View™ virtual desktops with secure and rich-media hardware zero clients that provide clinicians with one-touch desktop roaming and strong authentication.

Imprivata OneSign Integration with Dell’s Mobile Clinical Computing Platform. Imprivata announced last week that Imprivata OneSign Virtual Desktop Access™ will be integrated with Dell’s Mobile Clinical Computing platform for Dell healthcare customers using VMware View. This furthers Imprivata’s commitment to helping clinicians get fast access to patient data in virtual desktop environments.

Mobility Innovation

As clinicians increasingly demand the use of mobile devices such as iPads and smartphones, secure access for these devices has emerged as a key challenge for healthcare IT executives. In response, Imprivata has introduced OneSign AnywhereTM, designed specifically to enable single sign-on and authentication to EMR and other healthcare applications from any location and any device. Through OneSign Anywhere, Imprivata is providing clinicians anywhere, anytime access to critical patient information, thereby enabling timely patient care decisions.

Clinician Workflow Innovation

Imprivata announced today integration of Imprivata OneSign, the company’s #1 KLAS-rated single sign-on and authentication software, with Epic’s authentication API. This API-level integration with EpicCareTM speeds clinician access, streamlines workflow and simplifies compliance with Meaningful Use requirements for Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE).

“Over 700 hospitals and 1.2 million clinicians worldwide rely on Imprivata each day for No Click Access to their EMR applications,” said Ed Gaudet, Chief Marketing Officer at Imprivata. “As CIOs continue to innovate their hospital’s infrastructure using virtualization and mobility technologies, and drive productivity gains by improving clinician workflows, Imprivata will continue to deliver industry-leading solutions for virtual desktops, mobile devices such as the iPad and EMR applications from companies such as Epic Systems.”

Imprivata will be exhibiting these products at HIMSS11 today through February 24 at booth #3872. The Company will also feature live customer presentations from Catholic Health Partners, Liverpool Women’s and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Trusts and Memorial Healthcare that highlight how Imprivata has helped their organization with EMR adoption and their respective successes using virtualization, mobility and clinician workflow technologies. More information and a schedule for these presentations is available here.

About Imprivata:

With more than one million health care users, Imprivata is the #1 independent provider of single sign-on and access management solutions for health care, government, finance and other regulated industries. By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers realize improved workflows, increased security and compliance with government regulations. Imprivata has received numerous product awards and top review ratings from leading industry publications and analysts, including a Strong Positive rating in Gartner’s 2010 ESSO Marketscope, the #1 ranking in the KLAS SSO Performance report and the #1 rating in 2010 Best in KLAS and Category Leaders report. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata partners with over 200 resellers, and serves the access security needs of more than 1,100 customers around the world. 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.

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.