The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust Turns to Imprivata for Secure Access to Patient Health Information

LEXINGTON, MA – 22nd March 2010 - Imprivata® Inc., the company that simplifies and secures user access, today announced that The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust is the latest of 75 NHS organisations to implement Imprivata OneSign, providing over 3,500 clinicians with faster and more efficient access to applications via single sign-on (SSO) technology. The ongoing rollout of Imprivata OneSign across the trust’s two main sites will allow clinical and support staff to improve the speed at which they can access patient information and the levels of patient care they can deliver.

The implementation of Imprivata OneSign, delivered through Imprivata reseller and NHS Security specialist BMS, will improve clinical productivity by providing users with a single point of secure authentication through which they can connect to multiple applications, including patient administration, pathology, radiology and PACS, rather than having to remember or write down individual credentials. With Imprivata OneSign, The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust will eliminate up to 15 percent of their password-related helpdesk calls and save IT administrators up to 30 minutes per logged call. Imprivata OneSign also helps IT staff quickly grant and revoke user access to applications, as well as providing valuable auditing capabilities for compliance and regulatory purposes.

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust required a solution that could be easily integrated with the existing IT infrastructure and one that was capable of supporting SSO for a range of healthcare and desktop applications. “Inevitably, with individual passwords for each application, users forget these details, leaving them unable to access applications, which in turn impacts productivity and patient care,” said Kevin Fitzgerald Director of Information Technology & Telecommunications, Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust. “With Imprivata OneSign, users can access multiple systems through a single password and they have the ability to reset certain passwords locally, taking the burden and cost from the IT helpdesk and more importantly keeping clinical staff connected to critical applications and patient data secure.”

Imprivata OneSign simplifies clinician authentication to applications and makes it easier for care providers to access patient data. Imprivata OneSign easily integrates with all applications and includes support for shared workstations, roaming desktops, fast user switching, a broad range of integrated strong authentication options and password policy implementation and management. OneSign delivers seamless and convenient access to all enterprise applications and patient data across NHS trusts in the UK and Ireland.
“Clinician productivity and patient data security are two of the primary IT concerns within the NHS today,”said Omar Hussain, CEO and President, Imprivata. “With more than 75 NHS trusts as customers, Imprivata is the leading provider of healthcare infrastructure technology within the NHS. We look forward to helping The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust and others address the critical business issue of ensuring secure access to patient health information.

About Imprivata
Imprivata is the leading independent vendor focused on simplifying and securing user access. By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers can align security with user workflows and realize substantial productivity gains while lowering IT costs.

Imprivata has received numerous product awards and top review ratings from leading industry publications and analysts. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata partners with over 200 resellers, and serves the access security needs of more than 900 customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com.

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About BMS

BMS is a leading IT Security Solutions vendor specialising in the Healthcare market place. BMS provides an holistic, single point of reference service, offering a range of IT Security and knowledge management solutions, into the NHS market and other Public Sector and Commercial organisations. BMS offer best-of-breed solutions at competitive prices along with installation, training and support services.

BMS is a wholly independent organisation dedicated to investigating business problems for clients, proposing technology solutions to best fit their requirements and implementing these solutions.

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