Imprivata Inks Partnerships To Protect Healthcare Organizations Data

When it comes to protecting data, healthcare organizations are at ground-zero. If the wrong employees access private information, it can find itself in deep trouble.

Aiming to prevent that from happening, Imprivata, the healthcare IT security company, announced in August the launch of Imprivata Identity Governance, a new tool that provides an increased level of security and compliance by ensuring the right users have access to the correct data. But it doesn’t end there. The technology also has an audit trail to ensure information isn’t falling into the wrong hands. As part of the launch, Imprivata teamed up with Microsoft to enable customers of both companies to manage the provisioning, tracking, and de-provision of users in hybrid on-premises and cloud environments with the new tool.

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“As organizations manage healthcare users in their environments and extend their on-premises Active Directory to the cloud with Microsoft Azure Active Directory, this integration now provides a comprehensive solution for completing the first step in the IAM process: certifying the right users have the right access to the right applications that work on both modern and traditional endpoints,” said Wes Wright, Chief Technology Officer at Imprivata in a press release announcing the development. “This not only enables a smooth transition as our joint customers progress in their digital transformations, but also advances security by supporting compliance with government regulations and streamlining the auditing process.”

Imprivata has had a busy few weeks. Shortly after announcing the launch of Imprivata Identity Governance, the company revealed it is partnering with Vocera Communications, the clinical communication and workflow solutions company. Under the deal, the two will work to help healthcare organizations use mobility better. By combining the Imprivata Mobile Device Access with Vocera Collaboration Suite, companies can enable fast authentication into shared clinical mobile devices. That means there is no need for manual logins by healthcare providers. With the technology, clinicians can securely text and call each other by saying a name, role or group. Users are able to see who is logged on and available. The app also routes alert and alarm notifications to care team members with information about the patient to help with clinical decisions.

“In today’s healthcare environment, every minute counts – every minute is precious. Every minute we give back to clinicians to spend on direct patient care, the better,” said Benjamin Kanter, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer at Vocera said when announcing the partnership. “This single sign-on solution is an intelligent way to save valuable time and simplify clinical workflows to make the lives of physicians and nurses easier.”