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CoreSight Announces Support for Healthcare Innovation

IT Departments Experience Leading Authentication and Single Sign-On System without Risking Patient Safety or Critical Hospital Systems
  • 08 October, 2009 06:00

<p><b>MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - 8 October, 2009</b> - Local security specialists CoreSight and US-based vendor Imprivata have jointly integrated the Imprivata OneSign platform into the Australian Centre for Health Innovation's (CHI) hospital-oriented testbed.</p>
<p>The OneSign platform seamlessly integrates strong authentication, enterprise single sign-on, physical access control, user provisioning and event reporting to provide one automated employee information access policy that's managed and enforced within a single, easy-to-use administrative framework. Imprivata are continuing to see growth with leading healthcare organisations leveraging OneSign to help solve critical access management, strong authentication and SSO issues.</p>
<p>As the industry moves from paper-based to electronic medical records, enabling heightened levels of user satisfaction while safeguarding patient data is a critical balance that must be addressed for healthcare organizations to deliver top-notch patient care.</p>
<p>Based at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, CHI was established to improve the safety and quality of health care by fostering collaborations between clinicians, scientists and technology developers. The integration of Imprivata's OneSign platform helps to further one of CHI's key drivers - supporting the validation of new technologies to improve patient care.</p>
<p>The Centre engages with clinicians, industry groups and researchers, and works to develop and showcase innovative solutions to improve the quality and efficiency of Australian health care delivery through trial and testing of clinical solutions and immersive simulation education opportunities. This doesn't just cover technology in scope, as the purpose-built training and technology testbed, is perfect for technology 'proof of concept'.</p>
<p>Leveraging these capabilities CoreSight, Imprivata and the CHI have worked together to replicate an environment where healthcare professionals can see first hand how it all 'fits together'. The OneSign platform operates within the Centre's fully-quarantined medical-grade IT network. As such, it provides an ideal platform for IT professionals to get a great insight into the user and administrator experience - and all without risk to patient safety or critical hospital systems.</p>
<p>Spokesperson for the CHI, Mr Frank Smolenaers, commented "the capability to demonstrate single sign-on within the test environment was something we'd been looking to implement for some time. We're pleased to have Single Sign-on functionality demonstrable here as a value add to services the Centre already provides health, industry and government."</p>
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<p>A forthcoming event for IT professionals working in the healthcare space to visit the Australian Centre for Healthcare Innovation and see first hand both the OneSign platform and the CHI setup in general is planned for later in Q4 this year. Places are limited, but if you are interested in attending please contact CoreSight directly. Also possible are onsite proof of concept projects, again via contacting CoreSight directly.</p>
<p><b>About CoreSight:</b></p>
<p>CoreSight are a specialist Australian security VAR that choose innovative, best-of-breed products for our clients. Our partners' products include those from Imprivata, VASCO, Sophos, SecurEnvoy, BeyondTrust, SanDisk and PGP. From headquarters in Melbourne, CoreSight delivers security products and support services to clients primarily in the finance, healthcare, manufacturing and government sectors. The CoreSight philosophy is to continually seek innovation in the security market, and to be the first to share these new ideas, products and services with our clients.</p>
<p>For more information please visit <a href="http://www.coresight.com.au" target="_blank">www.coresight.com.au</a></p>
<p><b>About Imprivata:</b></p>
<p>Imprivata secures employee access to desktops, networks, and applications. Through its appliance-based, employee access management platform, OneSign, Imprivata enables organizations to balance the protection of enterprise information assets with the need to streamline user access and improve productivity-all while complying with data protection regulations, and realizing substantial IT Help Desk and administration cost savings.</p>
<p>Imprivata is a recognized leader in Authentication and Access Management, receiving numerous product awards and top review ratings from leading industry publications and analysts. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata partners with over 200 resellers, and serves the access security needs of more than 800 customers around the world.</p>
<p>For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.imprivata.com" target="_blank">www.imprivata.com</a></p>
<p><b>About the Australian Centre for Health Innovation (CHI):</b></p>
<p>The Centre actively develops partnerships between clinicians, researchers and industry to improve the quality and safety of healthcare. The purpose built simulation and test bed facility at The Alfred hospital gives health providers the opportunity to experience and evaluate the latest technologies, and gives innovators the resources to demonstrate technological solutions that improve patient care.</p>
<p>The fully-isolated medical grade network at CHI is the first of its kind in Australia, enabling advanced equipment, software implementation and evaluation in a full health environment, without any risk to patient safety or critical hospital systems.</p>
<p>A $13m independent not-for-profit initiative of Alfred Health, La Trobe University, Monash University and the Baker Heart Research Institute, CHI was established with assistance from the State Government of Victoria and provides open access services to all Australian health services, governments and companies.</p>
<p>For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.healthinnovation.com.au" target="_blank">www.healthinnovation.com.au</a></p>

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