VMware Collaborates with Imprivata to Empower Healthcare through Mobile Clinical Capability

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

FREMONT, CA: Imprivata, the healthcare IT security company, and VMware has announced a collaboration to create a new mobile clinical capability for healthcare by combining Imprivata OneSign, Imprivata Confirm ID, and Imprivata Cortext with VMware Workspace ONE. The new solution is designed to simplify mobile access to electronic health record systems (EHRs), enable DEA-compliant electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), and provide secure communication between clinicians and patients, from Workspace ONE managed devices.

“Through a successful six-year relationship with VMware, we have helped our mutual customers improve clinical efficiency with a combined solution using Imprivata OneSign for secure, fast access to VMware Horizon published applications and desktops inside the hospital,” says David Ting, CTO at Imprivata. “Now, as the healthcare industry goes mobile, we are excited to be one of the first to support VMware’s new Workspace ONE platform, which includes both Horizon and AirWatch, to provide the same user experience to our customers from hospital owned or personal mobile devices, so they can access and communicate patient information anywhere at any time.”

VMware Workspace ONE unifies user, desktop and mobile management to enable a Digital Clinical Workspace that moves with care providers throughout their day. Imprivata extends the clinical capability of Workspace ONE through integration of OneSign, Confirm ID and Cortext. Imprivata OneSign allows healthcare workers to leverage their OneSign credentials to securely access Windows and cloud-based applications via Workspace ONE managed mobile devices.

Confirm ID provides a comprehensive two-factor authentication capability to Workspace ONE managed devices and Cortext provides secure communications between clinicians and patients.

International Data Center (IDC) projects an expenditure of $30 Bn on mobility solutions by 2019 in healthcare industry—a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2 percent. Health IT organizations have unfortunately been limited in their selection of solutions to help physicians maintain effectiveness regardless of where they are or their device of choice.

“Combining VMware Workspace ONE with Imprivata OneSign will help preserve the streamlined workflows healthcare clinicians expect from combined VMware and Imprivata solutions,” says Sumit Dhawan, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Desktop Products, End-User Computing, VMware. “Clinicians are demanding the benefits of the consumer mobile experience they are used to in their personal lives. With Workspace ONE and Imprivata OneSign, we will uniquely deliver that secure clinical experience from any device both inside and outside the hospital.”