Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE:HRC) said today it launched improved workflow efficiency and security features for its Welch Allyn Connex vital signs monitoring devices enabled by healthcare IT security company Imprivata.
The company’s monitoring devices now feature integrated secure access for improved protection for data collected or stored on the Connex devices, the Chicago-based company said.
Connex devices now have the ability to read clinicians hospital security badges via barcode or RFID scans, eliminating the need for manual user login while providing equivalent protection, Hill-Rom said.
“This integration illustrates our focus on protecting areas that are critical in healthcare today: patient privacy, data integrity and nurses’ time. Our collaboration with Imprivata helps us deliver a simpler user experience for clinicians, while delivering the security today’s healthcare organizations demand. We are excited to further improve connected workflows for our customers with the Connex vitals monitoring portfolio,” Hill-Rom front line care biz prez Alton Shader said in a press release.
In January, Hill-Rom saw shares lift after it released preliminary fiscal first quarter revenue that topped expectations on The Street.