XyLoc MD Lands Positive ID Contract with Cleveland Health System

Ensure Technologies, the leader in secure information access solutions, announced that the Cleveland Clinic Health System


Ensure Technologies, the leader in secure information access solutions, announced that the Cleveland Clinic Health System - Western Region has selected XyLoc MD full-time access control and proximity authentication information security solutions to meet the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy's Positive Identification requirements for computer-based applications in the pharmacy departments.

As with all hospitals in Ohio with pharmacies, the hospitals of the Cleveland Clinic Health System -- Western Region are subject to a new regulation from the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy requiring positive identification of users. The Cleveland Clinic Health System - Western Region will use XyLoc MD to provide proximity-based authentication and full-time access control in the pharmacy departments of its Fairview, Lakewood and Lutheran Hospitals.

"The positive ID requirements presented us with an interesting challenge since the regulation doesn't specify exactly how to achieve compliance," said Michael Hoying, R.Ph., M.S., director of the pharmacy at Fairview and Lutheran Hospitals. "Our previous process was very paper-intensive, and we determined that our pharmacy systems did not provide us a manual process to implement positive identification with regards to all aspects of the "Practice of Pharmacy" as defined by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. XyLoc MD simplifies pharmacy management and provides us with positive ID into our PCs, Siemens pharmacy system and other applications. It also provides a more efficient process for record keeping and auditing."

"The Cleveland Clinic Health System - Western Region is another great example of how our customers are using XyLoc MD not just for regulatory compliance but to achieve process and workflow improvements," said Dr. Thomas Xydis, president of Ensure. "XyLoc MD not only reduces users' PC security obligations and concerns, it streamlines users' interactions with PCs and applications."

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Ensure's XyLoc MD provides full-time access control to PCs and thin client terminals, continuously authorizing users without burdening them with cumbersome security protocols. Its patented technology protects confidential data when it is most vulnerable - after logon, whenever the authorized user steps away from the PC. Users in XyLoc MD-protected facilities have immediate access to their applications and data and their workstations are automatically secured the moment they step away.

XyLoc is unique in its ability to make authentication smarter by balancing security and convenience. Users are recognized based on their proximity to their PCs. They wear unique XyLoc Keycards (that can also double as their ID badge) that communicate securely with proximity detection hardware and sophisticated software residing on each workstation. A computer is unlocked only after XyLoc has identified and authenticated a user.