A Hybrid Cloud Approach for Healthcare

A hybrid cloud approach for healthcare


The inherently critical nature of healthcare means that cloud platforms must be robust. They also must be designed for trusted hybrid operations that bridge healthcare’s on-premise and cloud technology investments and available to users beyond the four walls of the hospital. The cloud unlocks new opportunities, providing clinicians and employees with flexible access to clinical systems and applications from anywhere. To take advantage of these opportunities, healthcare organizations are increasingly embracing cloud applications and infrastructure in their digital transformation journey. Healthcare’s cloud adoption is taking place against a dynamic and complex backdrop which present unique challenges for balancing technology evolution and security with clinical efficiency and patient care.

Today’s quickly evolving healthcare market landscape is marked by shifts to value-based care and increasingly frequent mergers and acquisitions, and digital identity providers must optimize for healthcare’s fluid and dynamic workforce and increasing clinical operational efficiency demands. There is also growing pressure to protect against ever-increasing cyber threats and meet strict privacy and compliance regulations. As a result, healthcare organizations must implement identity and access management (IAM) solutions that enable secure but seamless access on any device from anywhere.

Imprivata’s hybrid cloud architecture enables digital identity solutions purpose-built for healthcare’s hybrid cloud environment. The hybrid architecture supports a consistent, seamless experience for both clinical staff as well as administrative users, with the flexibility to support a wide range of complex workflows and modalities across web applications and mobile devices. It provides a single user interface and resilient, bi-directional managed connection between the on-premises appliances and Imprivata cloud services with 99.9% availability. To protect customer’s sensitive data, Imprivata cloud operations support the highest level of healthcare’s security and privacy requirements including HIPAA and HITECH.

Our approach to cloud is driven by solving for all of these healthcare needs. Whether a clinician is using a shared mobile device to authenticate or to sign an order, or using a browser to authenticate to clinical or productivity applications or systems remotely, Imprivata solutions are designed for healthcare workflows. The Imprivata cloud platform enables solutions within both Imprivata Confirm ID and Imprivata OneSign families. These offerings range from web SSO to multifactor remote access, hands-free authentication, and a comprehensive EPCS solution including individual identity proofing.

As healthcare cloud adoption expands, Imprivata is focused on enabling flexible use of our IAM solutions across our customers multi-cloud environments with an eco-system of partners. One powerful example is Imprivata’s partnership with Microsoft to facilitate healthcare’s digital transformation journey, delivering an end-to-end hybrid IAM solution for the modern healthcare enterprise that works seamlessly with Microsoft’s productivity solutions. All of these proof points underscore our continued commitment deliver innovative, seamless digital identity solutions purpose-built for healthcare organizations at all stages of digital transformation.

Imprivata and Microsoft: End-to-end hybrid IAM for healthcare

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