Imprivata has announced that it has made two of its digital identity solutions available on Microsoft Azure.

The expansion of OneSign and ConfirmID to the cloud builds on Imprivata’s existing collaboration with the software giant, which included the pair teaming up for an end-to-end Identity and Access Management (IAM) cloud platform.

For Imprivata customers, its means they can access single sign on from any device and any location for every end-user. They can also securely access on-premises, legacy systems from private or shared workstations, virtual desktops, and mobile devices.

Gus Malezis, CEO at Imprivata, said: “Through Imprivata OneSign and Confirm ID, healthcare organisations can securely and conveniently access clinical applications and patient information both inside and outside of the hospital, and from any device, so they can focus on what matters most: delivering high quality patient care.”

Imprivata Confirm ID provides identity proofing, credential enrollment, and recordkeeping while also delivering fast, secure, and seamless multifactor authentication for all workflows via flexible options such as Hands-Free Authentication, push token notifications, and biometrics.

Randy Nale, director for US healthcare industry solutions at Microsoft, said: “This latest collaboration with Imprivata takes us one step further in our continued push to help healthcare advance its digital transformation journey through tight integrations that fit the unique needs of our hybrid healthcare customers.

“We look forward to working with Imprivata as we continue to innovate to provide joint digital identity solutions that are purpose-built for hybrid healthcare.”

In May this year Imprivata launched OneSign Spine Combined Workflow Plus solution to provide quicker access to NHS Spine services. It offers users no click access to the services without the need for a physical card.

According to the company the solution improves security by eliminating smartcard workarounds and also supports compliance with NHS information governance standards.

Providing NHS staff with a way to seamlessly work across different organisations has become a key focus for NHS England during the pandemic.

In March last year the organisation began trials of digital staff passports which led to current plans to make them available to “substantially more staff”.

It followed a £40m pledge from former health secretary Matt Hancock to speed up the time it takes for NHS staff to log into computer systems.