The use of single sign-on technology in healthcare organizations is on the rise, according to survey results released by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
CHIME, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based coalition of more than 1,000 chief information officers and HIMSS leadership, reported that 36% of respondents to its 2007 survey have implemented or are testing single sign-on, up from 13% of members surveyed in 2003.
The technology allows staff, physicians and nurses to sign on to any system within a healthcare organization with one login and password. Typically, providers must use different login and password combinations depending on what type of information they seek.
The CHIME results suggest the trend in use can be expected to continue, the organization said in releasing its survey. CHIME promotes the needs of healthcare IT executives through education programs and events and advocates effective use of healthcare information management.