On-call physician scheduling solution integrates with leading secure communications platform for improved workflows, care coordination and patient experience

LEXINGTON, Mass., November 17, 2015 — Lightning Bolt Solutions®, the leading medical staff scheduling platform, today announced a partnership with Imprivata® (NYSE: IMPR), the healthcare IT security company, integrating the scheduling software with Imprivata Cortext®, the secure communications platform for healthcare. Imprivata Cortext, a natural extension to Lightning Bolt’s cutting-edge technology, enables secure, accurate, and convenient communication directly from Lightning Bolt’s user interface, enabling care teams throughout hospitals to improve efficiency and advance care coordination.

“As a leader in secure communications, we aim to facilitate better and faster communications for our customers,” said Ed Gaudet, GM of Imprivata’s Cortext Products Group. “Our strategic partnership with a leader in the physician scheduling market is a logical step toward streamlining healthcare communications, and further demonstrates our focus on healthcare and clinical communications.”

More than 80 percent of healthcare providers have admitted to communicating with colleagues insecurely, according to a survey by the Ponemon Institute, which can result in HIPAA penalties of up to $1.5 million per year. Endorsed for secure messaging by the American Hospital Association, Imprivata Cortext is the most comprehensive strategic solution for secure physician-to-nurse communications across multiple sites and for out-of-network providers, according to a new report from KLAS. Lightning Bolt schedules up to 5,000 medical staff across 60 departments within a single healthcare organization, reducing time spent on schedule building by up to 90 percent. With the partnership, medical staff gain direct access to Imprivata Cortext within Lightning Bolt’s user interface, ensuring that they will contact the right provider when coordinating patient care. Centralized access to the schedule via desktop, tablet or mobile device enables secure and efficient communication for all care providers adapting to new standards for care coordination.

“For more than a decade, healthcare enterprises have utilized Lightning Bolt to optimize their scheduling workflow with rule-based schedule auto-generation, and to establish a centralized schedule as the source of truth,” said Suvas Vajracharya, founder and CEO of Lightning Bolt Solutions. “By partnering with Imprivata, another leader in health IT solutions for hospitals, our clients will be able to optimize scheduling by not only looking up who is scheduled at the moment, but also by contacting the scheduled provider with HIPAA-compliant messaging.”

Lightning Bolt Solutions and Imprivata will host a joint webinar to provide a demonstration of the integration on Friday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. PST/1:00 p.m. EST. The webinar will be led by Suvas Vajracharya with Imprivata executives available for Q&A.

About Imprivata

Imprivata® (NYSE: IMPR), the healthcare IT security company, provides healthcare organizations globally with a security and identity platform that delivers authentication management, fast access to patient information, secure communications, and positive patient identification. Imprivata enables care providers to securely and efficiently access, communicate, and transact patient health information to address critical compliance and security challenges while improving productivity and the patient experience. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com.

To learn more about Imprivata Cortext and how it is being used by leading hospitals and health systems visit www.imprivata.com/secure-communications.

About Lightning Bolt Solutions, Inc.

Lightning Bolt Solutions® is the leading provider of medical staff scheduling technology. Founded in 2002, the company has developed deep domain expertise in the areas of physician workflow, hospital operations, machine learning and professional balance. Lightning Bolt is the trusted solution for U.S. and international hospitals working to align the interests of their physicians and facilities to deliver excellent patient care. For more information, please visit www.lightning-bolt.com.


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