Imprivata, a US-based healthcare IT security company, has partnered with Swiss healthcare ICT provider Ascom to provide clinicians with fast and secure access to patient clinical data, through ‘tap and go’ technology.

The partnership is aimed at providing effective access to patient and clinical information on shared mobile devices and allowing clinical staff to access Ascom devices.

The mobile device technology simplifies access to patient and clinical data

The technology eliminates the need for repetitive manual logins and complex passwords on small mobile keyboards by facilitating sign-on to the applications with a simple tap of a proximity badge.

Imprivata said that it has designed the Mobile Device Access to provide a fast, efficient and familiar system to clinicians that reflect existing workflows on workstations and virtual desktops.

In addition, it helps clinical staff bring technology to the bedside, and improves the usability of shared clinical mobile devices and applications.

Imprivata chief medical officer Sean Kelly said: “At Imprivata we are committed to providing the most efficient and natural workflows for clinical users that harness the latest proven technology. Our partnership with Ascom will help to make the secure use of mobile devices that take healthcare into the 21st century as transparent as possible for the end user.

“By providing fast access to patient data and unlocking the true potential of these devices we remove a barrier to care and enable clinicians to focus on the patient.”

Ascom is engaged in providing healthcare grade mobile devices including smartphones, pagers and handsets, supported by its Healthcare and Enterprise Platforms, accessories, professional services, training, after-sales support, and Enterprise Mobility Management solutions.

The Ascom Myco 3 features HD 5” touchscreen and offers a user-friendly interface for managing calls, alerts, photos, messages, scores, waveforms and other critical information.

In addition, it has a true hot-swap battery that ensures continuous operation throughout long shifts and provides access to the world’s largest ecosystem of apps through its certification.

Ascom UK managing director Paul Lawrence said: “We are delighted to partner with Imprivata on this important initiative to speed up access to vital clinical data.

“This contract will help ensure our healthcare customers have simple, highly secure access to data at their fingertips, further enhancing the cutting-edge technology offered by Ascom mobile devices.”