February 27, 2007
Children’s Hospital Boston Selects Single Sign-On Solution From Encentuate to Improve Caregiver Productivity
Encentuate, a provider of end-point identity and access management (IAM) solutions, today announced that Children's Hospital Boston, a 350-bed leading center for pediatric medical care and research, has deployed Encentuate TCI for Healthcare to provide single sign-on to its caregivers and staff. Encentuate TCI provides Children's Hospital Boston with an integrated solution that improves caregiver productivity, reduces the caregiver's dependency on multiple logins and passwords, and protects confidential patient information from unauthorized access in order to enable HIPAA compliance.
"The ability to access patient information quickly and securely is a vital requirement for our caregivers and a key driver for the single sign-on project," said Daniel Nigrin, MD, MS, senior vice president and chief information officer of Children's Hospital Boston. "We went through a rigorous selection process to choose Encentuate as our single sign-on vendor and are happy that, with Encentuate, our caregivers have found a solution that is easy-to-use and is an effective way to ensure high quality patient care."
Currently, Children's Hospital Boston has more than 8,000 employees, nearly 3,000 medical professionals and more than 1,500 workstations. At Children's Hospital Boston, Encentuate's solution provides single sign-on and single sign-off to all applications that are accessed on clinical workstations, including Epic, Cerner, Eclipsys, FUJI Synapse, Sharepoint clinician portal, PeopleSoft, and Outlook Web Access. Encentuate TCI also ensures rapid switching between caregivers on shared workstations and protects unattended desktops from unauthorized access by providing configurable, time-based desktop security policies.
"We are happy to be working with Dr. Nigrin and his team at Children's Hospital Boston to accomplish both security and convenience for its caregivers," said Zorawar Biri Singh, CEO & President of Encentuate. "With our proven solution, Children's Hospital Boston is able to streamline caregiver workflows, securely access patient information, and eliminate the typical productivity bottlenecks associated with shared workstation environments."
With Encentuate TCI, the IT administrators at Children's Hospital Boston are able to centrally manage security and access policies from a web interface. Encentuate TCI also supports all future identity management initiatives at Children's Hospital Boston and has already integrated with the existing user provisioning solution at the hospital to enable end-to-end identity and access management.
About Children's Hospital Boston
Children's Hospital Boston is home to the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. More than 500 scientists, including eight members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 members of the Institute of Medicine and 10 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Children's research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Children's Hospital Boston today is a 350-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care grounded in the values of excellence in patient care and sensitivity to the complex needs and diversity of children and families. Children's also is the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. For more information about the hospital and its research visit: www.childrenshospital.org/newsroom.
Encentuate is a leading provider of enterprise end-point identity and access management solutions that help customers cost effectively simplify access to corporate information, strengthen security, and track compliance at enterprise end points without requiring changes to existing IT infrastructure. Encentuate is headquartered in Silicon Valley, Calif. and has offices across North America and Asia Pacific. Encentuate's customers span a range of industries, including healthcare, biotechnology, government and financial services. Encentuate was recently named winner of the "2007 Best Identity Management and Access Solution" award by SC Magazine, and was also the winner of the Best Single Sign On and Two Factor Authentication awards in 2006. More information about Encentuate is available at www.encentuate.com or by calling +1-866-362-3688.