NHS Scotland selects Imprivata single sign-on technology as part of 'Better Health, Better Care' programme

NHS Scotland has deployed Imprivata's single sign-on technology across 97 hospitals and 1,300 GP practices.

Selecting OneSign 4.5, Ronnie Monaghan, head of the e-Health programme at NHS Fife, said that it was chosen due to the combination of data security and employee work capability.

He said: “Through a smart combination of healthcare and IT security expertise, Northgate Managed Services and Imprivata demonstrated the importance of understanding the complexities in patient and clinician workflow, ensuring that our patient data remains highly secure and the need for maximising the time available between patient and clinician.

“As the appliance-based solution required no changes to existing infrastructure such as Active Directory, Imprivata OneSign can be seamlessly integrated with our existing IT systems at NHS boards across Scotland. This will prove significant for improving access and usage of key clinical systems for providing care on a national scale.”

Omar Hussain, president and CEO at Imprivata, said: “Imprivata is pleased to have been selected as a core technology for NHS Scotland's ‘Better Health, Better Care' programme. NHS Scotland is a highly regarded technology innovator that leads the way for healthcare initiatives in countries around the world. We are very proud of the role that OneSign will play in the board's pursuit of clinical excellence, one of the key pillars of their action plan.”

James Turnbull, managing director of infrastructure solutions at Northgate Managed Services, said: “Northgate and NHS Scotland have a strong relationship built on trust and expert insight. We are delighted to build on this relationship by delivering industry leading healthcare technology and services that will improve productivity and efficiency, and ultimately contribute to better care for more patients in Scotland.”

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