Next is identity management, where IT and HR specify your sources of truth for users and plan for the provisioning and lifecycle management of human and non-human entities, including mobile and medical devices in hybrid environments.

What’s important for healthcare?

An IAM solution for healthcare must integrate closely with the HDO’s identity sources for diverse roles, from clinicians in the hospital to visiting nurses and physicians, as well as the numerous applications and workflows – such as EHR software – found in today’s clinical environments.

The effective IAM solution also helps the HDO manage risk by providing the tools needed to adjust access entitlements based on continuous monitoring and anomaly detection, including access to patient records and controlled substances.