COMMERCIAL: University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust has implemented new software providing secure access to patient data from neighbouring trusts.

Imprivata’s One Sign 4.5 programme has been rolled out across the trust’s multiple sites providing 5,100 users with access to patient data as part of the trust’s clinical systems strategy and allows the trust to comply with the Department of Health’s information governance toolkit.

The strategy includes the replacement of the patient administration system; theatre, maternity and accident and emergency systems; pharmacy stock control; and will provide a platform for future developments including e-prescribing.

Trust computer services manager Dave Oatway said: “As a speciality centre for several different types of treatment including oncology services and paediatric care, security, confidentially and clinician productivity are all essential to the service that we provide to our patients.

“Imprivata has allowed us to tackle the common security challenges associated with multiple passwords, improving data security, and simplifying day-to-day access for our users.

“OneSign has allowed the IT team improved control across user accounts, meaning that we are able to comply with the information governance toolkit. In addition, feedback from users has been overwhelmingly positive.”