Imprivata, the healthcare IT security company, today announced a collaboration with Howard Medical to extend the availability of Imprivata Medical Device Access—streamlined, secure authentication to medical devices for clinical users—to select medical storage carts.
“In today’s complex Internet of Medical Things, healthcare organizations are faced with the challenge of protecting the security and integrity of the information stored on and transmitted through medical devices without impeding on clinical productivity,” said Carina Edwards, Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at Imprivata. “By partnering with Howard Medical, we’re pleased to give our joint customers the ability to implement and enforce the security of sensitive workflows performed on medical storage carts, without affecting clinical workflows.”
With Imprivata Medical Device Access integrated directly into Howard Medical’s E-series family of medical storage carts, healthcare organizations can enforce stronger access control protocols through the use of a proximity badge tap. This capability is supported throughout the latest release of the E-series family providing consistent functionality across multiple platforms and is available for use with varying computer vendor platforms on the carts.
“We’re excited to partner with Imprivata and integrate the leading identification solution in healthcare today for securely accessing our cart storage,” said Brian Swistak, VP of Sales at Howard Medical. “We view the integration as another milestone in our continued efforts to partner with the right innovative companies to provide increased customer benefits, as we redefine healthcare technology with patient engagement.”
Imprivata Medical Device Access is part of a comprehensive identity and multifactor authentication platform for fast, secure authentication workflows across the healthcare enterprise. Imprivata Medical Device Access combines security and convenience by enabling fast, secure authentication across clinical workflows while creating a secure, auditable chain of trust wherever, whenever, and however users interact with patient records and other sensitive data.