In most healthcare settings, many people need to access patient data that's housed in many clinical applications. Single sign-on tools improve clinical workflow efficiency while maintaining secure access to patient information. At HIMSS13, vendors such as Imprivata, HealthCast and Oracle demonstrated enterprise SSO for the healthcare environment.
It doesn't stop there, though. SSO combined with authentication management lets clinicians log in without clicking a button. Authentication methods vary tremendously and can include smart cards, active and passive proximity cards, finger biometrics, phone-based authentication, one-time passwords and USB tokens. Such robust security helps physicians and hospitals overcome the IT barriers related to the e-prescribing of controlled substances, which by law requires more stringent security than other medications.
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