Digital identity framework

Framework overview

The digital identity framework is a unified, efficiency- and security-focused guide to provide CISOs, CIOs, and other IT leaders a toolkit to drive their IAM strategy. It addresses key governance and administration, identity management, authorization, and access and authentication functions to support the planning process — beginning with the end in mind.

What it means in healthcare


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Governance and administration

Starting with governance and administration, identify the standards with which your organization will need to comply, including the reports you’ll need to do so.

What’s important for healthcare?

An effective solution will provide dashboards from which you can track which clinical staff are accessing which applications, monitor patient privacy and potential drug diversions, and generate audit summaries — for example, reports of EPCS activities as part of a DEA-adherent process.

Products that support governance and administration

Imprivata Identity Governance | Imprivata Mobile | Imprivata OneSign
Imprivata Confirm ID | Imprivata PatientSecure | Imprivata FairWarning

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Identity management

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.

Products that support identity management

Imprivata Identity Governance | Imprivata Mobile | Imprivata FairWarning

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The authorization stage is where policies and access rules are built into the IAM system, to govern which data and applications are to be accessed by which users according to their roles, rights, and responsibilities.

What’s important for healthcare?

In the hospital environment, care providers may take on different roles that change from shift to shift as staff rotates. A practitioner could serve as an emergency department physician one day and an administrative physician, performing oversight duties, the next. This complex environment of “one beating heart (or identity), multiple roles” demands appropriate authorization to access the tools clinicians need without delay.

Products that support authorization

Imprivata Identity GovernanceImprivata OneSign | Imprivata Confirm ID 
Imprivata PatientSecure | Imprivata FairWarning

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Authentication and access

The final step is authentication and access, which is the execution phase. Here, users are authenticated and granted access to cloud, on-premises, and mobile applications used on a variety of endpoints.

What’s important for healthcare?

Access control and authentication functions need to sync with clinical staff operations to enable real-time patient care. Clinicians use a variety of applications on a multitude of endpoints — from shared workstations to mobile and medical devices. An IAM solution must integrate closely with these varied applications and devices to quickly authenticate and grant access to the mission-critical resources a clinician requires.

Products that support authentication and access

Imprivata Identity Governance | Imprivata Mobile | Imprivata OneSign | Imprivata Confirm ID

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