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Imprivata acquires patient privacy intelligence company

Imprivata has announced the acquisition of FairWarning Technologies, a provider of solutions to protect privacy and secure data stored in applications.

In the US, 35% of healthcare systems are supported by the technology, helping healthcare organisations comply with regulations, protect sensitive data, and prevent insider threats.

The platform ingests hundreds of data sources, such as from EMR, CRM, HR, and other systems, and applies data logic and machine learning to identify potential breaches of protected information.

Russ Branzell, President and CEO,  College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) said: “Healthcare organisations can’t promise secure patient privacy without clear visibility into each identity and the behavior around that identity.”

“Simply put, with the combination of Imprivata and FairWarning, we are converging the who and the what. That’s the real answer in privacy and security in healthcare.”

Gus Malezis, CEO of Imprivata, said: “We’re excited to make FairWarning a key component of our go-forward analytics and Digital Identity strategy, and to be able to offer our customers a broader set of solutions from a single vendor that is committed to delivering innovative products and a signature customer experience.”