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Imprivata Introduces OneSign ProveID Embedded to Enhance Fast, Secure No Click Access to Clinical Applications within Virtual Desktop Environments
Imprivata, a leading global provider of healthcare IT security solutions, today introduced Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded to enhance fast, secure No Click Access® to electronic medical records (EMRs) and other clinical applications within virtual desktop environments. Imprivata partners HP and IGEL Technology will integrate Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded directly into the firmware of their thin and zero clients, providing customers with an out-of-the-box solution for delivering seamless access to clinical applications and patient information at the point of care.

Imprivata will showcase OneSign ProveID Embedded along with its single sign-on (SSO), authentication management and HIPAA-compliant secure text messaging solutions in booth #216 at this week's VMworld® 2013 in San Francisco.

"Strong authentication allows healthcare organizations to optimize their virtual desktop environments by allowing clinicians to quickly and seamlessly access the information they need, wherever they need it to deliver the highest-quality patient care possible," said David Ting, founder and chief technology officer at Imprivata. "Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded enhances these benefits by enabling HP and IGEL to deliver off-the-shelf strong authentication capabilities integrated directly into their thin and zero clients, which further simplifies access to roaming desktops for clinicians while ensuring that HIPAA compliance and security requirements are satisfied."

Initially developed in collaboration with Texas Instruments, the Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded architecture enables Imprivata OneSign authentication workflows to be directly integrated into thin and zero client devices, providing customers with an out-of-the-box solution for giving clinicians fast, secure access to applications and information from any endpoint. By eliminating the need to remember and enter multiple passwords to access virtual desktops, Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded improves workflow efficiency and enables providers to better focus on patient care.

The self-updating Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded automatically checks for an Imprivata OneSign infrastructure and downloads the latest agent. It also automatically detects, downloads and installs any updated agents on the endpoint device without any input from IT or the end user and without the need to reboot. This minimizes cost and maintenance requirements while helping organizations optimize their virtual desktop environments.

Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded will initially be integrated with the IGEL UD2-LX MultiMedia Universal Desktop Thin Client and the HP t410 Smart Zero Client, and through support for Intel x86 processor architecture, future versions of Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded will integrate with HP's t510 and t610 Flexible Thin Client products as well as with IGEL's UD3, UD5 and UD9 Universal Desktop Linux Thin Client product lines.

Customer, Partner and Analyst Quotes

Ed Ricks, CIO at Beaufort Memorial Hospital
"The No Click Access to clinical applications and patient information that Imprivata enables in our virtual desktop environment delivers both the security that IT requires and the convenience that clinicians need to better focus on patient care. Enabling strong authentication capabilities to be integrated directly into zero and thin clients enhances these benefits and demonstrates how Imprivata continues to innovate with the clinical perspective in mind, which is why we consider Imprivata to be an integral component to our long-term IT strategy."

Frank Fear, vice president of information services, Memorial Healthcare
"Our goal is to provide clinicians with access to the technology and information they need-whenever and wherever they need it-to deliver the highest-quality patient care possible. Desktop virtualization allows us to accomplish this, and the integration with Imprivata OneSign ensures that our clinical staff can quickly and securely access the applications they need to keep them focused on the patient. As we continue to identify ways of optimizing our virtual desktop infrastructure, the ability to deploy thin and zero clients with built-in integration with Imprivata OneSign creates a seamless, cohesive solution for providing users with the convenience they want while at the same time ensuring we meet HIPAA compliance and IT security requirements."

Judy Hanover, research director, Provider IT Strategies, IDC Health Insights
"We continue to see demand from healthcare organizations for desktop virtualization combined with strong user authentication management as a means of simplifying how clinicians interact with information technology while maintaining compliance with HIPAA and security regulations. As thin and zero client devices gain adoption to support roaming access, we expect the ability to deliver out-of-the-box strong authentication capabilities to be a significant value-add to help organizations truly optimize their virtual desktop infrastructure."  

Frank Nydam, director, healthcare business development, office of the CTO, VMware
"Imprivata OneSign is an important component to the VMware AlwaysOn Point of CareTM solution for healthcare, helping customers optimize their virtual desktop environments by providing clinicians with seamless access to the right information, in the right place, at the right time. By enabling strong authentication functionality to be integrated directly into the endpoint device, Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded adds even greater strategic value for healthcare organizations as they incorporate IT solutions to deliver the best patient care possible. We look forward to working with our joint customers to support fast and secure ‘anywhere access' to clinical applications and patient information."

Matthias Haas, product manager, IGEL Technology
"IGEL is committed to developing thin clients with an open, flexible architecture that help customers maximize the efficiency of their virtual desktop infrastructure by enabling integration with applications that best fit their workflow requirements.   Integrating Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded into the firmware of IGEL's thin clients supports this approach, and offering out-of-the-box strong authentication capabilities allows users to quickly, simply and securely access their roaming sessions."
Published Monday, August 26, 2013 5:35 PM by David Marshall
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