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December Update: Transforming IT through Imprivata

As part of Kaleida Health’s IT transformation and commitment ChiefMedicalOfficersto improve our end user’s technology experience, we will begin rolling out our new Imprivata Platform to the organization during the month of December. 

What is Imprivata?
Imprivata is a tool that enables healthcare organizations to strike the necessary balance between security and clinical workflow efficiency across the evolving technology landscape. This “best in class” tool establishes trust between people, technology, and information. Currently at Kaleida Health, we utilize one product from the Imprivata family – Imprivata Cortext for secure text messaging – and we are adding several additional products:

  • Imprivata Confirm ID for EPCS (E-Prescribe for Controlled Substance) – The target cutover date is Monday, December 17. We will be replacing the current DigiPass token solution. Users will use a fingerprint reader, Bluetooth technology, or mobile phone application for authentication. About 85% of providers and residents have enrolled in the new EPCS tool. The IT team will continue to conduct enrollment fairs at the hospitals and clinics to help users enroll from now through December 16. In addition, the Physical Security team will be equipped to address any provider or resident who has not enrolled and will need access on a 24 hour basis.
  • Imprivata OneSign and Tapping Log-on – IT will deploy this solution on a site-by-site basis throughout December. Our current solution will be replaced with Imprivata OneSign, which provides a quicker and more user-friendly experience. The login screen will have a different appearance, but the functionality will remain the same. Simply log into your computer like you would normally and OneSign will be running in the background. This will also replace our current solution on the K-Tap card readers. In addition, this tool will include a component called Single Sign-On (SSO). This allows users to put their username and password in one time and all applications that are enabled will be accessible without additional login credentials. Currently we have eight applications enrolled, but several more are currently being tested and will be enrolled in the coming months. (Corporate Laptops and Hospital Computers)

David Hughes, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Kaleida Health

Kenneth Snyder, MD, PhD
Vice President, Physician Quality
Kaleida Health

Colin McMahon, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute

David Pierce, MD, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and DeGraff Memorial Hospital

Stephen Turkovich, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Oishei Children’s Hospital