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FEB-MAR 2017

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www. SecurityInfoWatch.com • Februar y/March 2017 • SECURIT Y TECHNOLOGY E XECUTIVE 17 of these developments include the adoption of inte- grated identity and access management systems, increased demand for streamlined and compliant Electronic prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) solutions, the move to smart hospitals that are connected to the IoT, and the growing role of biometrics. Each of these trends is having a major impact on care delivery and the hospital experience. Integrated Systems: Compliant, Convenient, Comprehensive and Connected Healthcare institutions are increasingly moving to integrated systems that enable multi-factor authen - tication to span the entire identity and access man- agement lifecycle. They also incorporate One Time Password (OTP) tokens, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) encryption and biometrics to comply with the DEA and HIPAA for Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS). Users prove their identity and authorization status by simply tap- ping an ID badge to generate and transmit an OTP that enables them to access thousands of supported cloud applications. The same solutions will also be used to protect patient records and data, implement secure access to facilities, authenticate remotely to VPNs using mobile devices and facilitate new IoT use cases. Visi- tor management will move to a web-based, policy- driven physical identity and access management approach that addresses the specific standards, processes, and challenges healthcare institutions face in managing the visitor identity lifecycle while delivering security and compliance in an open envi- ronment. Key considerations include supporting real-time patient feeds using Health Level 7 (HL7) integration so the system has all patient status and room information, and Status Blue integration so administrators can pre-register approved vendors and temporary employees. Unified platforms will tie everything together and automate other manual workflows to provide an end-to-end physical identity and access manage- ment solution that integrates with access control systems, logical identity, and other internal appli- cations so healthcare organizations can manage all types of physical identities and their details. Addi- tionally, the use of cloud technologies will transform credential issuance for physical ID cards, and enable badge printing and encoding using managed ser- vice models, Healthcare institutions will also explore new opportunities to use trusted identities for appli- cations like emergency mustering when it is critical to know who is in the facility. E-Prescribing's Impact: New Architectural Options and Authentication Choices EPCS will play a particularly important role in driv- ing access control decisions. Healthcare organiza- tions will employ a multi-layered security strategy for complying with e-prescribing privacy protection As today's healthcare providers contend with the combination of tightening regulations, decreasing reimbursement and other economic challenges, they also must ensure data security while protecting the physical security of their facilities. Photo Courtesy of WikiMedia

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