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Ergotron, Imprivata and Coretek Partner to Bring Automated Identity and Authentication Management to CareFit™ Pro Medical Carts
[November 16, 2021]

Ergotron, Imprivata and Coretek Partner to Bring Automated Identity and Authentication Management to CareFit™ Pro Medical Carts

Ergotron, a global company focused on improving how people work, learn, play and care for others, today announced a partnership with Imprivata®, the digital identity company for healthcare and beyond, and Coretek, a leading MSP and healthcare solutions provider, to integrate Imprivata Confirm ID® technology with the CareFit™ Pro Medical Cart to deliver automated identity and authentication management. This partnership enables healthcare providers to improve security while removing user friction by replacing the cumbersome manual entry of login credentials with fast, automated authentication through the simple tap of a badge.

Throughout the pandemic, caregiver stress and burnout have hit a peak, with studies showing increased reports of exhaustion, burnout and emotional fatigue. With the shared goal of balancing security and efficiency, Ergotron and Imprivata partnered to give clinicians password-free access to contents of medical cart drawers for a seamless, yet highly secure, clinical workflow. Imprivata Confirm ID delivers convenient multifactor authentication and auditable chain of trust wherever, wenever, and however users access sensitive resources, such as medication drawers. No Click Access® eliminates the need to remember multiple complex passwords for a frictionless end-user experience. This partnership-bolstered by Coretek's IT infrastructure-provides a targeted IT integration that allows providers to spend less time thinking about technology and more time delivering exceptional care.

"Together with Imprivata, we're addressing the needs of healthcare workers on the front lines who are working in some of the most challenging environments we've ever seen, as well as health system leaders who are under pressure to bolster security," said Angela Poulson, senior product manager at Ergotron. "By integrating a deeper level of identity authentication to our CareFit Pro medical carts, healthcare workers will be able to access secure information with their unique badge, ensuring more efficient care delivery. What's more, we're empowering healthcare organizations with stronger security measures and enabling interoperability and data sharing, key drivers for the future of healthcare IT."

The CareFit Pro Medical Cart with Imprivata Confirm ID delivers:

  • Efficient workflows: No Click Access badge-tap technology eliminates the need to remember and manually enter complex passwords to access the workstation and medication drawers.
  • Enhanced security: Multifactor authentication boosts security by restricting access to sensitive resources.
  • Patient safety: Medical cart drawers need to be secured to restrict access to unauthorized use. Automating access management promotes adoption and hinders non-secure workarounds.
  • Visibility into cart utilization: Better visibility provides hospital IT teams with necessary information on cart utilization to appropriately manage assets and user access.

"Improving your security posture is imperative in today's threat landscape, but you must be able to do so without impeding patient care," said Dewin Chandra, senior product manager at Imprivata. "This integration addresses the need for efficient user access while making security invisible to accelerate both clinician work satisfaction and patient safety."

"Coretek is excited to help deliver a solution that pairs two healthcare IT innovators, Ergotron and Imprivata, together to improve quality of care," said Brian Barnes, chief technology officer at Coretek. "Together Ergotron and Imprivata create a highly secure, optimized clinician experience that integrates CareFit Pro with Imprivata to enable better patient outcomes."

The CareFit Pro Medical Cart with integrated Imprivata technology is now available from resellers globally. Availability may vary regionally. For more information, visit or call 888-743-1119.

About Ergotron

Ergotron, Inc. is a global company focused on improving how people work, learn, play and care for others. Using human-centered design principles and the Technology of Movement™, Ergotron builds solutions that help people thrive in healthcare, education, contract furniture and general office environments. Its custom solutions group develops innovative products for leading global companies in a variety of industries.

Over nearly four decades, the company has earned more than 200 patents and established a growing portfolio of award-winning brands including WorkFit®, CareFit™, LearnFit® and JUV™. Ergotron is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a global sales and marketing presence in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. All products are designed in the United States and produced in Ergotron's facilities in St. Paul and China.

About Imprivata

Imprivata, the digital identity company for healthcare and beyond, provides identity, authentication, and access management solutions that are purpose-built to solve healthcare's unique workflow, security, and compliance challenges. Imprivata enables healthcare securely by establishing trust between people, technology, and information across the increasingly complex healthcare ecosystem. For more information, please visit

About Coretek

Coretek is the #1 Microsoft (News - Alert) Azure Partner in the U.S. and an Azure Expert Managed Service Provider. Coretek consults, builds, manages, and maintains IT infrastructure, enabling business leaders to spend less time thinking about technology and more time focused on their customers, culture, and communities. Coretek solves the world's most complex business challenges with the cloud. For more information please visit

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