Healthcare IT security company Imprivata and Vocera Communications, a provider of clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced an integration partnership to help healthcare organizations unlock the full potential of mobility in healthcare. Combining Imprivata Mobile Device Access with Vocera Collaboration Suite, the partnership enables fast, familiar authentication into shared clinical mobile devices and the Vocera smartphone app, eliminating the burden of manual logins for healthcare providers.
Combined Solution Benefits for Clinicians
The joint solution gives clinicians the same secure clinical communication capability they currently have with Vocera Collaboration Suite, with the addition of single sign-on (SSO) for faster access. Imprivata Mobile Device Access also enables users to access shared mobile devices with a simple tap of a proximity badge, which increases device security, protects PHI, and improves auditing, all without disrupting clinical workflow.
Imprivata Mobile Device Access Overview
Imprivata Mobile Device Access integrates seamlessly with Imprivata OneSign®, healthcare’s leading enterprise SSO and virtual desktop access platform, leveraging the same core infrastructure. For providers, this ensures a fast, familiar, and consistent authentication workflow experience across workstations, virtual desktops, and mobile devices. This integration also allows IT administrators to set user authentication policies for all systems and workflows from a single, centralized platform, which improves compliance reporting, reduces total cost of ownership, and minimizes the IT resources required to administer and manage authentication workflows.
Vocera Collaboration Suite Overview
Vocera Collaboration Suite is an enterprise-class solution that keeps clinical communication flowing inside and outside the hospital, helping ensure frictionless workflows across sites and shared devices. The smartphone app enables clinicians to securely text and call each other simply by saying a name, role, or group. At a glance, users are able to see who is logged on and available. The intelligent app, powered by the Vocera Platform, also routes alert and alarm notifications to the right care team members with contextual patient information to support clinical decisions.
Why It Matters
“In today’s healthcare environment, every minute counts – every minute is precious. Every minute we give back to clinicians to spend on direct patient care, the better,” said Benjamin Kanter, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer at Vocera. “This single sign-on solution is an intelligent way to save valuable time and simplify clinical workflows to make the lives of physicians and nurses easier.”