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Cambridge hospital uses ROAM for remote access

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH) has selected AnyWare Group’s ROAM technology to enable doctors and hospital staff to securely access vital hospital information systems from any computer through one integrated interface.

AnyWare Group, of Saint John, N.B., is the developer of ROAM – Role Oriented Access Management, which will be used at the Cambridge hospital provide healthcare professionals with on-demand, real-time access to many critical systems.

CMH, a health facility with more than 1,200 healthcare professionals, technicians and staff, implemented ROAM as a ubiquitous desktop solution for the entire hospital staff.

This implementation offers several benefits for CMH, including significant operational cost savings and reporting services, which provide the hospital with critical auditing capabilities needed to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

In addition to the common desktop, ROAM’s unique architecture allows each CMH employee to have remote access capabilities. This arrangement gives CMH the flexibility to easily scale up to accommodate an increase in its workforce, as required.

“We’re ecstatic. We didn’t have to concern ourselves with additional software or products and we don’t have to maintain it,” says Ed Norwich, manager, information technology, Cambridge Memorial Hospital. “ROAM is strategically placed, operationally correct and user friendly.”

“Cambridge Memorial Hospital is considered a visionary within the healthcare sector. In adopting ROAM, it reinforces its position as a state-of-the-art healthcare facility empowered to improve the lives of its physicians and patients,” says Gerry Verner, chief executive officer, AWG.

“ROAM has also given us a tool to address future initiatives,” says Norwich. “We are confident all subsequent strategic communication priorities will be easily integrated into ROAM.”

Future development of a disease management portal will eventually allow patients to access ROAM for health monitoring and education. Other plans include integrated web and video conferencing, expanded telehealth capabilities to connect all 100 plus physicians and other CMH providers, and initiatives that support ongoing evolution of the electronic medical record.

About AnyWare Group
AnyWare Group is an innovative provider of customer-driven access solutions through its flagship technology Role Oriented Access Management (ROAM). Built on industry leading security technologies, ROAM offers a secure access infrastructure enhancing an organization’s efficiencies by enabling real-time viewing and retrieval of its applications and information rapidly and securely from any location in the world. Organizations use ROAM to access mission critical transactions and deliver sensitive, data intensive messages and information. Through a single integrated interface, ROAM streamlines each user’s access to the applications and information they need to perform their role within an organization. Capable of adding users in minutes, ROAM is immediately scalable to meet the demand created by any critical emergency. Headquartered in Saint John, New Brunswick, AnyWare Group’s services are delivered as a managed, remote service through its diverse technology points of presence throughout Canada and the United States.