IASIS Healthcare Deploys Sentillion's Single Sign-on Solution to Simplify Access to its Clinical Systems
IASIS Healthcare Deploys Sentillion’s Single Sign-on Solution to Simplify Access to its Clinical Systems
ANDOVER, MA – Sept. 15, 2009 – Sentillion today announced that IASIS Healthcare, a leading owner and operator of acute care hospitals, has implemented its enterprise single sign-on (SSO) solution to provide caregivers with improved access to the health system’s electronic health record (EHR) system. Seven of IASIS’ 15 acute care facilities are currently live with SSO. The enterprise-wide roll-out is continuing across the hospital network that spans six states including, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, Texas and Utah.
IASIS caregivers are using SSO to access a variety of clinical applications. Since implementing SSO, IASIS’ IT department has reported a 60 percent reduction in help desk calls related to password resets. IASIS expects this percentage to increase as it expands the deployment to all hospital personnel.
IASIS selected Sentillion in response to its caregivers’ frustrations over having to remember numerous complex passwords. Through the implementation of SSO, IASIS caregivers now use one set of credentials to automatically log on to all the applications they are authorized to view. This simplified process reduces administrative steps and allows for more time to provide quality patient care.
“Our caregivers’ number one complaint centered on having to remember multiple passwords,” said Brian Loflin, chief information officer of IASIS Healthcare. “As an organization committed to leveraging technology to transform the care delivery process, we knew that implementing a single sign-on solution would not only streamline current processes, but also help us successfully roll out new technologies in the future. Our SSO implementation delivers real value to our users and has improved their EHR experience, both of which will help with future information system investments.”
IASIS expects SSO to be fully deployed in all of its facilities by year-end, after which it will start its implementation of Sentillion’s identity management solution to automate the user administration process of managing, creating and terminating accounts.
About IASIS Healthcare
IASIS, located in Franklin, Tenn., is a leading owner and operator of medium-sized acute care hospitals in high-growth urban and suburban markets. The company operates its hospitals with a strong community focus by offering and developing healthcare services targeted to the needs of the markets it serves, promoting strong relationships with physicians and working with local managed care plans. IASIS owns or leases 15 acute care hospital facilities and one behavioral health hospital facility. In total, its facilities comprise nearly 2,800 beds in service and have annual net revenue of approximately $2.3 billion.
Since 1998, Sentillion has been revolutionizing healthcare IT with award winning, industry recognized identity and access management technology. Sentillion has successfully combined patented technology with a deep understanding of the healthcare industry to deliver the most comprehensive set of solutions for single sign-on, identity management, clinical workstations and desktop virtualization. Recognized as the number one single sign-on (SSO) vendor in the KLAS Top 20: 2008 Year-End Report, Sentillion is the only identity and access management company whose solutions are used daily by over 400,000 caregivers in leading healthcare organizations across North America and Europe. Sentillion is a privately held company headquartered in Andover, Mass. For more information, visit Sentillion at ww.sentillion.com.