Originally posted here by Phil Bartholomew, New Signature (formerly InfraScience)
The following article puts forth that Healthcare providers are “falling short with Identity and Access Management”.
Within the Healthcare sector, you will often see generic accounts being used by multiple people with no way of knowing who is truly accessing sensitive data. Students and contract personnel become employees (and vice versa), resulting in a single person having multiple logon accounts with various levels of access to data and applications. As associates change departments and roles, access levels are not being adjusted accordingly. Communication gaps with Human Resources and IT are preventing timely onboarding and off boarding of associates. Contractors are retaining access to systems and data long after their contract end date. The list goes on with all of these issues resulting in inefficiencies with job responsibilities, increased support costs, unnecessary risks and non-compliance to policies and regulations.
Cloud applications are now being introduced. Making the challenge of dealing with Identity and Access Management that much tougher. In the past, Identity and Access Management was considered a tactical effort within the enterprise. With increased regulations and requirements for audit and compliance, Identity and Access Management commands a strategic approach.
There are two places to start in preparation to meet these challenges: structured data and the ability to integrate systems through common interfaces.
InfraScience works with organizations to develop Identity and Access Management strategies and then prioritizes work efforts to deal with high priority issues. InfraScience partners with Microsoft to deliver technologies such as; Microsoft Identity Manager combined with Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite that provide an enterprise and robust solution.
Identity + Mobile Management + Security