Secondary Care

Imprivata and Ascom partner for ‘tap and go’ access

Imprivata®, a leading healthcare IT security company, is partnering with Ascom a provider focused on mobile workflow, to deliver a single sign-on solution for its users.

The ‘tap and go’ technology will mean clinicians have speedy access to patient and clinical data when they need it.

The partnership will remove the need for repetitive manual logins and provide access by the tap of a proximity badge.

Paul Lawrence, Managing Director of Ascom UK said “We are delighted to partner with Imprivata on this important initiative to speed up access to vital clinical data. This contract will help ensure our healthcare customers have simple, highly secure access to data at their fingertips, further enhancing the cutting-edge technology offered by Ascom mobile devices.”

Dr Sean Kelly, Chief Medical Officer at Imprivata “At Imprivata we are committed to providing the most efficient and natural workflows for clinical users that harness the latest proven technology.  Our partnership with Ascom will help to make the secure use of mobile devices that take healthcare into the 21st century as transparent as possible for the end user. By providing fast access to patient data and unlocking the true potential of these devices we remove a barrier to care and enable clinicians to focus on the patient.”

Ascom technology is used by over 12,000 hospitals globally providing medical grade devices and platforms, helping to keep clinical staff mobile.

Following a recent implementation of Imprivata at Leeds Teaching Hospital, Richard Corbridge former CIO said “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’.”