Providing Secure and Convenient Bedside Access to Patient Data
Spencer Hospital is a 99-bed facility that is complemented by two family-practice clinics, two dialysis centers, the Abben Cancer Center, and a new cosmetic and reconstructive surgery clinic. To satisfy security and HIPAA requirements, the IT department set fairly short time-outs for viewing patient data screens. Though this ensured data would not be visible for an undue amount of time, it also impeded productivity. Spencer Hospital's director of IT and his team began evaluating potential vendors, they considered software-based solutions from CA and Citrix, and on the advice of their partner, CDW, they included Imprivata's OneSign appliance in the evaluation process. Over a period of 90 days, they sequentially implemented each solution on a trial basis of 30 days.