strong single sign-on technology in healthcare helps increase patient safety and patient data integrity

New Podcast Addresses Importance of Single Sign-On (SSO) Tech in Healthcare

strong single sign-on technology in healthcare helps increase patient safety and patient data integrity

Our latest podcast with Ray Madril from Healthcast discusses the importance of adopting single sign-on (SSO) technology to increase patient safety and patient data security in healthcare. (Photo courtesy of Yoel Ben-Avraham on Flickr: http://bit.ly/2jlGADR)

The proliferation of data breaches along with the rising pressure to more effectively safeguard protected health information (PHI) in healthcare is fueling growth in the adoption of single sign-on (SSO) solutions. Designed to relieve the burden of password management while providing a more convenient mechanism for users to access their computer or to the network, SSO solutions offer distinct advantages over traditional passwords including:

  • Providing an air-tight security mechanism to authenticate users gaining access to network resources
  • Reducing IT support costs associated with password management and help desk overhead
  • Minimizing the risk and cost of enterprise data theft from users inside the firewall
  • Supporting regulatory compliance (HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc.) with improved security
  • Leveraging existing network infrastructure for faster deployment
  • Allowing users to quickly lock and unlock their computers with a single proximity card swipe or biometric scan 

To dig a little deeper into the importance and urgency of adopting SSO solutions in healthcare, we contacted Ray Madril of Healthcast and scheduled a podcast session to tap into his knowledge and covered the following topics:

  • An overview of the current health IT data security landscape and why establishing a secure single-sign on credential is now considered mission critical for the healthcare industry
  • The impact data breaches have on the healthcare industry and how a strong SSO solution prevents breaches and their damaging effects
  • How implementation of a SSO solution impacts provider workflows and why is this important to patient safety
  • E-prescribing is changing healthcare by demonstrating that health IT has become a critical component for the efficient delivery of medicine and cost-effective patient treatments. What role does a secure SSO solution have to support efficient and secure EPCS?
  • The different form factors for SSO solutions and the impact of using biometrics such as a fingerprint with an SSO solution to ensure patient safety
  • How a successful SSO implementation increases patient safety

Healthcast is RightPatient’s exclusive SSO partner and we recently joined forces to help increase patient safety and provider stronger patient data access security.  

Download a copy of the SSO in healthcare podcast and listen to it on the go! Have a friend or colleague that you feel would benefit from the podcast on adopting SSO for stronger data security in healthcare? Please forward them the link. 

Have an idea for a podcast? Submit your entry to: jtrader@rightpatient.com along with a suggested guest for the topic.

 

 

join the biometrics in healthcare LinkedIn group

Join the Biometrics in Healthcare LinkedIn Group

join the biometrics in healthcare LinkedIn group

The relevance of biometric technology to improve patient identification and SSO in healthcare is a main focus of the new “Biometrics in Healthcare” LinkedIn Group. (Photo courtesy of Flickr: http://bit.ly/2ibtbAD)

LinkedIn has emerged as one of the most important social platforms to collaborate, educate, network, and publish content. Professionals from around the globe use LinkedIn as a way to establish and cultivate relationships, leveraging it’s communication capabilities to establish relevance and demonstrate expertise on just about any topic you can imagine.

LinkedIn “Groups” are an integral tool to categorize discussions that center on a particular topic or subject matter and a chance to learn and converse from some of the most trusted global experts in their respective fields. In that spirit, we have created a brand new LinkedIn Group centered on the use of biometrics in healthcare. Biometrics in Healthcare was created to help advance discussions on the use of this technology for patient identification and single sign-on (SSO) in the industry but more importantly, it was established to help others understand and appreciate the benefits of using biometrics including:

  • Testimonials
  • Case studies
  • Examples of return on investment (ROI)
  • Technology updates
  • Clearing up misunderstandings on what biometrics can and can’t accomplish

We invite you to join the Biometrics in Healthcare LinkedIn Group and participate in the discussion. It’s your chance to ask questions, read more about how the use of biometrics is helping increase patient safety and improve data integrity across the industry and interact with professionals who understand the benefits and limitations of this technology.

Expect the significance and impact of biometrics in healthcare to grow in the coming years as more hospitals and healthcare organizations understand it’s value and flexibility. The new Biometrics in Healthcare LinkedIn Group will prove to be an important tool for healthcare professionals to use in their quest to research the technology and determine if their facility can benefit from its use.

We hope that you will consider joining the Biometrics in Healthcare LinkedIn Group and participate in the discussions!