Open the IS for sharing and secure exchanges
The underlying trend in the healthcare sector is for the removal of barriers, pooling and sharing. France’s regional hospital groups (GHT), created in 2016, are an illustration of this trend. However, although the benefits of pooling no longer need to be proven, the challenge nonetheless remains considerable. It involves converging HISs which are not just complex, but also vary widely in their degree of maturity. Each establishment has its own processes, range of applications and security solutions.
Identity and access management is an essential component in the implementation of a secure space for medical communication. It will allow the IS to be opened up securely to an extended ecosystem (patients, hospitals, community physicians, insurance companies, etc.), based on a reference security foundation which will guarantee both respect for the security policy and interoperability with the external digital world.
Furthermore, the web SSO or identity federation processes will provide healthcare professionals with a smooth and seamless authentication path within this extended digital ecosystem. Simple navigation between the various application services, without cutting back on security, is essential in a sector where access to information needs to be quick and faultless.