Alegent Health Selects Carefx to Enhance Award-Winning Clinician and Patient Portal Strategy
Release Date: 03/14/2007

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Carefx Delivers Identity and Access Management with Optimized Clinician Workflow to “Most Wired” and “Most Wireless” Healthcare System

NEW ORLEANS – Carefx Corporation, a leading provider of open, scaleable and flexible identity and access management solutions, announced their contract with Alegent Health, named one of the nation’s top 25 “Most Wireless” and one of the 100 “Most Wired” health systems by Hospitals & Health Networks. Leveraging their proven business model of interoperability, Carefx will provide end-to-end identity and access management to include Fusion from Carefx™, as well as Fusion-certified Imprivata® OneSign™ and Courion® Enterprise Provisioning Suite?.

Alegent Health, with the help of Carefx, is taking its world-class approach to patient care and applying it to the adoption of information technology (IT) to not only provide physicians and clinicians with secure, reliable access to patient information and clinical applications — anywhere, anytime, but also to encourage patients to become more involved in their treatment. The initial deployment will encompass 1,200 physicians, to be followed by an enterprise deployment across nine acute care hospitals and more than 100 sites of service. Concurrently, Alegent Health will identify opportunities to provide patients with additional access to their important personal information to better understand and manage their treatment.

“Carefx’s interoperability model provides the best of all worlds — one source for collaboration as we plan, deploy and manage our complex IT environment — and the benefits of the Fusion-certified portfolio of identity and access management products that meet our strict requirements for functionality, manageability, ease of use and remote access capabilities,” said Troy Hottovy, operations leader of Technical Management at Alegent Health.

“As Alegent Health strives to achieve our goals as a world-class organization, it’s vital that we select superior products to enhance our clinicians’ workflow and patient outcomes. We are confident that Carefx has the technology and business acumen to help us attain our goals,” added Ken Lawonn, SVP and chief information officer of Alegent Health.

“In alignment with Alegent Health’s vision and need for scalable, flexible IT solutions, we have delivered a comprehensive, easy-to-manage identity and access management solution that includes the capabilities Alegent Health requires to evolve with its changing operational needs,” said Andrew Hurd, chairman and CEO of Carefx Corporation.

Fusion interoperates seamlessly with Courion and Imprivata solutions, as well as with Alegent Health’s legacy healthcare IT applications, enabling physicians to focus on patient care as opposed to struggling with disparate technology solutions. Fusion’s role-based portal views provide clinicians with secure, remote access to a unified view of relevant patient data, regardless of where the data is stored. As a result, IT staff gain streamlined user management and clinicians enjoy expedient access, improved patient care and a reduction in the potential for errors.

“Courion’s Enterprise Provisioning Suite will automate Alegent’s role-based provisioning of applications to physicians so that they can deliver immediate access to key applications and data that will enable the most effective patient care,” said Chris Zannetos, president and CEO, Courion. “By simultaneously leveraging Courion’s access compliance solution, Alegent will also be able to verify users’ access rights and automatically remediate any discrepancies — thereby streamlining operations and achieving greater efficiency, tighter security and improved service levels.”

“Imprivata’s OneSign Single Sign-On solution addresses the immediate needs of Alegent Health’s clinicians and IT staff allowing strong authentication for all systems and data while making these systems easier to use for busy healthcare providers,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata, Inc. “The end-to-end Identity & Access management solution Alegent chose is highly innovative and makes substantial workflow and process advances. It will likely serve as a model for other forward-thinking organizations.”


About Carefx Corporation
Using the industry’s only open and scaleable information aggregation platform, Carefx has revolutionized and simplified healthcare. Fusion from Carefx is an end-to-end identity and access management solution that addresses the clinician’s need to access patient information quickly, intuitively, and remotely, and IT’s need to effectively manage and satisfy clinical end-users. Fusion interoperates with organizations’ IT investments, is rapidly deployed, and affordable. Scottsdale-based Carefx has more than 200 hospital clients and has been selected as healthcare’s interoperability platform by HIT and infrastructure leaders such as GE Healthcare, Cerner, Siemens, IBM, Imprivata, Courion, Citrix, and CA. For more information, visit www.carefx.com.

About Alegent Health
Alegent Health is the largest not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare system in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa with nine acute care hospitals, more than 100 sites of service, over 1,200 physicians on its medical staff and roughly 8,500 employees. Alegent Health is making healthcare better with an exceptional commitment to quality and by providing patient-focused care for the body, mind and spirit of every person consistent with its faith-based mission. Alegent Health continues the health ministry begun by its sponsors, Catholic Health Initiatives and Immanuel Health Systems, more than a hundred years ago. At Alegent Health, patients and their families find a continuum of care, from women's and children's services, primary care, wellness counseling, and senior care to cardiovascular services, orthopaedics, oncology, physical rehabilitation, home care and behavioral health. For more information about Alegent Health, visit www.alegent.com or call 1-800-ALEGENT.

About Courion
Courion is the Enterprise Provisioning and Access Compliance Expert for results-driven organizations. Built on market-proven technology, Courion’s software solutions streamline operations and automate business processes to simultaneously achieve cost, security and service quality results. Courion’s innovative approach eliminates the complexity and barriers to provisioning and compliance adoption, resulting in an unparalleled track record of customer success. For more information, please visit www.courion.com

About Imprivata
Imprivata is the enterprise authentication and access management appliance company delivering OneSign—an easy, smart and affordable appliance for securing networks, applications and building/IT access. The OneSign appliance includes OneSign Authentication Management, which increases network security by replacing Windows passwords with strong authentication options; OneSign Single Sign-On, which quickly and effectively solves password management, security and user access issues; and OneSign Physical/Logical, which integrates building and network access systems to enable location-based authentication. Based in Lexington, Mass., the company is privately held with venture funding from Polaris Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners and General Catalyst Partners and its solution is distributed through an established worldwide network of channel, ISV and technology partners. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com.