NHS Spine access

Imprivata OneSign Spine Combined Workflow

Access to patient data needs to be supported by technology which optimises the clinicians' workflows and provides them with a positive user experience. However, the use of smartcards is often seen as an inconvenient step for clinicians as it forms an extra security barrier between them and providing patient care. Clinicians resort to alternative solutions to enhance their workflows such as leaving smartcards in machines, sharing login credentials or using generic logins. This creates risks in terms of information governance, particularly through the lack of an audit trail.

By combining NHS Spine access with convenient two-factor authentication, Imprivata OneSign Spine Combined Workflow secures patient data by eliminating smartcard workarounds, increases clinicians' productivity, allowing them to focus more on patient care and less on technology, and enables healthcare organisations to meet compliance and information governance standards.

Key product features


It can take up to 25 seconds for providers to log in to an NHS Spine-enabled application, which is multiplied by the number of NHS Spine authentications a user has to complete every day. With Imprivata OneSign Spine Combined Workflow, after an initial login, with just a tap of a badge and second factor of authentication, providers gain No Click Access to their desktop and are automatically signed into their NHS Spine-enabled applications.


Imprivata OneSign Spine Combined Workflow enables secure, fast access which eliminates smartcard workarounds, provides passive and active ways to secure un-attended workstations, and gives greater and more granular control for adherence to security policies.


Imprivata OneSign Spine Combined Workflow provides granular auditing and reporting on authentication methods and smartcard usage. NHS organisations can verify when and what type of two-factor authentication has been used and report on NHS Spine-enabled application access.