Secondary Care

Successful pilot of Imprivata at Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has deployed Imprivata across its organisation following a successful pilot project.

The pilot in the renal unit at the Trust enabled the organisation to prove Imprivata’s single sign-on functionality.

The company said this was the first deployment outside of the USA.

Richard Corbridge, CIO, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, comments; “Imprivata has been the single most important project for the clinical team. In 12 months, we have been able to deliver a single sign-on solution across the entire trust. Over 4,500 staff are now using single sign-on every day and the trust has plans in place to get to its full staff capacity of 18,000 by the end of the year. For those delivering care this has been a leap in both clinical safety and efficiency that, in their words, they ‘dreamed of’.”

The Trust has also implemented the OneSign Password Self Service Management tool, allowing users to easily reset their own passwords, or be notified of their network and application passwords without delays or helpdesk intervention.

60 clinical applications in regular use across the trust have been profiled, providing clinicians with instant access to clinical administrative applications, streamlining the process and positively impacting productivity.

Joanne Reischman, Clinic Sister, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust comments; “Imprivata solutions have allowed us to spend the length of the clinic session with the patient discussing their pathway of care, secure in the knowledge that the data we are seeing is up to date, accurate, and correctly attributed to the patient in front of us.”

Dr. Sean Kelly, Chief Medical Officer at Imprivata commented; “The pilot of Imprivata OneSign, Imprivata Medical Device Access and Imprivata Authentication Management within the renal unit at Leeds has delivered exceptional results, and provided a model for a Trust-wide implementation. As always, when introducing new technology, it is critical to plan carefully and gain the support and buy-in from the end users.”

“The Imprivata solution has helped to unlock the full potential of medical devices and applications by ensuring a fast, efficient workflow.  As well as saving time for clinicians and care givers, the ease of use has also saved considerable time for the helpdesk as password resets can be completed easier by the user, whilst also maintaining security. A win for the Trust and patients alike.”