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By Martin Kuppinger

IAM for Healthcare: It’s time to act

Healthcare organizations deal with highly sensitive information. They face challenges in complying with ever-tightening regulations, combating ever-increasing cyber risks, and adapting to Digital Transformation. Comprehensive healthcare IAM, beyond pure SSO, helps Healthcare organizations to better cope with these challenges.

1 Introduction

The healthcare industry, as with many other industries, is facing change and pressure in the age of Digital Transformation and ever-increasing cyber a ...

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2 Highlights

  • How IAM helps address the challenges healthcare organizations face today, such as ever-tightening regulations, cyber risks, variable workforces, and ...
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3 The Need for IAM: Cyber Risk, Regulatory Compliance and More

IAM is essential to the IT infrastructure of healthcare organizations, helping them address their challenges in areas, such as compliance & regulation ...

Like other businesses, healthcare organizations also suffer from challenges, such as limited resources (both human and financial) and a lack of owners ...

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4 The Challenge: Too much focus on SSO, too little on the rest of IAM today

Today, a significant number of healthcare organizations do not have a mature IAM solution in place, but instead, focus on SSO alone. Unfortunately, SS ...

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5 The Solution: Integrated IAM for Healthcare

While IAM consists of a broad range of capabilities, there are certain elements that are particularly important for healthcare organizations. IAM for ...

While SSO is essential for healthcare IAM, other capabilities are necessary as well, such as fine-grained access control for EMR, support for MFA, a ...

Figure 3 illustrates the impact of the key capabilities of a healthcare IAM solution for both risk mitigation, in terms of security and compliance, an ...

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6 The Identity Automation Roadmap to Complete IAM for Healthcare

Identity Automation provides an integrated solution for healthcare IAM, with features and integration that are well-aligned with healthcare’s key IA ...

This is in direct contrast to niche and point solution vendors that only provide SSO capabilities. With the increasingly complex requirements being pu ...

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7 Action Plan for Deploying and Upgrading IAM in Healthcare Organizations

The successful rollout of healthcare IAM requires a defined organization with stakeholders supporting the project with sufficient budgeting, as well a ...

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KuppingerCole Analysts, founded in 2004, is a global analyst company headquartered in Europe focusing on Information Security and Identity and Access Management (IAM). KuppingerCole stands for expertise, thought leadership, outstanding practical relevance, and a vendor-neutral view on the information security market segments, covering all relevant aspects like: Identity and Access Management (IAM), Governance & Auditing Tools, Cloud and Virtualization Security, Information Protection, Mobile as well as Software Security, System and Network Security, Security Monitoring, Analytics & Reporting, Governance, and Organization & Policies.

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