Secondary Care

Bolton NHS FT goes live with eObs tap & go tech from Imprivata in eight weeks

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with tap & go eObs technology from Imprivata, the healthcare IT security company, in just eight weeks.

The new solution ensures clinicians have the fastest route to access eObservations, in the Patientrack system used at the trust.

Phillipa Winter, Chief Informatics Officer, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust “The primary objective of the eObservations project is to improve patient safety and quality of care, ensuring patients receive the best care to improve outcomes.”

“Imprivata Mobile Device Access is an important factor in achieving this goal. When time is of the essence, every second counts; clinicians now have fast and secure access to the most up to date patient information to inform clinical decisions and patient care.”

The trust also uses Imprivata Authentication Management, Single Sign-On and Virtual Desktop Access for strong authentication and streamlined access to virtualised resources in the Trust’s virtual desktop environment. It provides clinicians with quick access to their applications and desktops on iGel thin-client terminals by tapping their identity badges onto terminals equipped with Imprivata OneSign proximity card readers.

Dr Simon Irving, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Bolton NHS FT “The Imprivata solution has minimised the administration burden on healthcare professionals and delivered tangible benefits in the care of patients.”

“The positive impact has driven us to review what other applications we can make accessible via mobile devices to staff on the move. We now have the potential to deliver more applications into the hands of clinicians and utilise technology to make a measurable difference in patient care without compromising information security.”

Prior to going live with the eObservations solution a sample trial was conducted on a ward to explore the time it would take to login. The trust wanted a way to make this process as quick as possible and following successful user trials, the solution was installed on 500 mobile devices and was deployed over 8 weeks as part of the eObservations project.

Brett Walmsley, Chief Technology Officer, Bolton NHS FT “The speed and responsiveness of the Imprivata team in understanding our requirements and the outcome we wanted to achieve was outstanding. They dovetailed into our existing deployment and training plans ensuring minimum disruption and no down time for staff, and worked tirelessly alongside our team to an aggressive timeline.”

“Imprivata has been the critical component to the success of our mobile device project. We are excited about the future and about what we can achieve together. Imprivata is now our go-to provider for anything to do with authentication. We view them as very much a part of our innovative development team.”

The project now means more than 1,000 professionals can quickly log in and out with just a tap of their badge.

Dr. Sean Kelly, Chief Medical Officer at Imprivata “Imprivata Mobile Device Access supports the mobility of clinical staff, bringing technology to the bedside by improving the use of shared clinical mobile devices.”

“This project has been a great example of customer and vendor working in harmony to bring required new clinical workflows into practice, not only benefiting Bolton NHS Foundation Trust but the NHS as a whole. The dramatic results achieved and quick deployment has made a vital difference to the delivery of healthcare and enabled the Trust to take a significant leap forward towards their vision of becoming paperless by 2020.”