Dr. Sean Kelly has been named the new chief medical officer for Imprivata, a Lexington, Mass.-based provider of single sign-on and access management software for electronic health records and other health information technology applications.
Imprivata names Kelly CMO
Kelly's duties will include chairing the company's customer advisory board, which discusses issues of physician productivity and data security. He also will continue his practice as an emergency physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, according to an Imprivata news release.
The author of an emergency medicine textbook, Kelly—whose age was unavailable at deadline—is also an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
"Electronic medical records will forever change the way clinicians work," said Kelly said in the news release. "I am excited to join the Imprivata team and believe this opportunity will allow me to leverage my medical background and experience to bring needed advancements to the intersection of healthcare, business and technology."
Kelly replaces Dr. Barry Chaiken, who was named CMO in February 2010. Chaiken, a past board chairman of the Health Information and Management Systems Society and the founder and CMO of the DocsNetwork health IT consulting firm, remains on the Imprivata customer advisory board.
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