SOURCE: Imprivata

December 22, 2008 09:00 ET

OhioHealth's Michael Krouse Named One of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2009

Imprivata Customer Recognized for Excellence in Information Technology Leadership

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2008) - Imprivata®, Inc., the converged authentication and access management company, announced today that Michael Krouse, senior vice president and chief information officer with OhioHealth, has been named one of IDG's Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders for the 2009 Awards Program.

"This is a great honor that I'm proud to accept on behalf of our entire team of talented information technology professionals," said Michael Krouse, senior vice president and chief information officer for OhioHealth. "The leaps we've made in the last year alone in building an infrastructure that supports some of the most sophisticated information technology available have been possible because of their input and expertise on these very exciting projects."

The award honors the 100 top IT and business executives who have led their organizations by mentoring and motivating employees, envisioning innovative solutions to business challenges, and effectively managing and executing IT strategies. The complete class of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2009 appears online at http://www.computerworld.com/09/p100.

"The 2009 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders, more so than ever before, are making a clean break with traditional IT strategies and roles and creating altogether new ones," said Scot Finnie, editor-in-chief, Computerworld. "The shell-shocked economy and changing forces in the technology environment are spurring these smart, agile IT leaders to seize new opportunities. We applaud them for their readiness to try on new roles, take charge of environmental initiatives and bring consumer-styled technologies into their corporations."

In January 2008, Krouse and the OhioHealth IT team set out to create a working environment that would enable doctors and staff to focus on the patient and include the latest technologies that would help attract and retain world class talent. With the use of Imprivata's OneSign Single Sign-On (SSO), OhioHealth was able to meet the Ohio Board of Pharmacy mandates for transactional strong authentication for prescription drug transactions and achieve an innovative, state-of-the-art environment that attracts clinicians that want to work in the most advanced settings.

"Michael was the driving force behind OhioHealth's paperless initiative and he encompasses the talent and leadership represented in Computerworld's Premier 100," said Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata. "Michael has successfully led the OhioHealth IT team to impressive accomplishments over the past 12 months and we congratulate him for this well deserved award."

The Honorees for 2008 will be recognized, with many presenting their success strategies, at Computerworld's upcoming Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference to be held March 1-3, 2009, at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (www.computerworld.com), weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld's then editor-in-chief Don Tennant received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,222,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2007).

About Imprivata

Imprivata is the converged authentication and access management company. Its OneSign platform helps organizations safeguard enterprise information assets by enabling secure employee access to networks and applications -- improving user productivity and convenience, while reducing the time, risk and cost of complying with data privacy and protection regulations. OneSign has received top ratings in product reviews throughout the industry and has been awarded numerous accolades from leading publications including Information Security, InfoWorld and SC Magazine. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata is one of the fastest growing IAM companies with more than 650 customers and over 200 partners around the world. For more information, visit http://www.imprivata.com.

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