Healthcare organizations today face extraordinary challenges in a dynamic, complex landscape. During the last two decades, the healthcare industry has seen increasing regulations, an acceleration of technology and workforce growth, acquisitions and consolidation, and the pressure to increase operational efficiencies and decrease overall costs, while meeting growing patient demands. The pressures to comply with regulations, coupled with pressures to compete with other healthcare organizations, also make for a challenging environment. Addressing these issues, while staying focused on delivering quality patient care, means healthcare organizations must continually do more with less.

That’s where Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) comes in—enabling healthcare organizations to intelligently and efficiently manage who has access to what systems and when, and empowering healthcare professionals to deliver the highest quality of care possible, while protecting valuable patient data.

What Are the Primary Drivers of Identity Governance for Healthcare?

The overarching challenges in the industry create significant roadblocks for healthcare organizations today. They contribute to the need for establishing strong identity governance programs that help keep patient and healthcare system information safe, and ensure patients receive the quality of care they expect and deserve. So what are the primary drivers of identity governance today related specifically to the healthcare sector? Let’s take a look at the top five reasons:

1) Meeting Ongoing Regulatory Compliance:

Healthcare organizations depend on identity governance and administration solutions to demonstrate their compliance with governmental regulations and industry mandates. Identity governance helps to prevent disclosure of personal and private information, enables healthcare systems to attest to compliance with relevant regulations and standards, and more easily respond to audit demands.

2) Managing Risks and Protecting Sensitive Data: 

To manage risk more effectively, healthcare organizations use identity governance to enforce security policies, protect sensitive data from unauthorized access, eliminate excess privileges, terminate orphaned accounts, and uncover potential violations within the healthcare system. 

3) Responding to Organizational Changes:

Continuous change within the healthcare sector and across health systems today means that healthcare organizations need identity governance that empowers them to constantly manage external pressures. This means being able to more intelligently manage access-related activity for mergers and acquisitions, health system reorganizations, seasonal staffing changes, ongoing  employee changes or transfers, and overseeing provisioning for the contingent workforce.

4) Managing Costs and Driving Value-Based Care:

Identity governance programs enable healthcare organizations to ensure the right access is given to the right people at the right time—and for the right reasons. Identity governance also reduces reliance on helpdesk support and decreases audit-related costs for healthcare teams. This empowers healthcare systems to deliver higher quality care more efficiently across the entire environment.  

5) Improving IT Service Delivery:

Healthcare organizations seeking to improve IT service delivery can rely on IGA to onboard new hires faster, reduce administrative burden for managers, and streamline overall health system identity governance processes—enabling the organization to do more with less.
 

What Leading-Edge Identity Governance Looks Like

Healthcare organizations looking to leverage the right strategies for identity governance and access management should seek intelligent and visible identity governance solutions from a trusted partner. Core Security provides leading solutions to organizations across the healthcare sector, enabling them to improve security, boost efficiencies, and ensure ongoing compliance.

Our portfolio of award-winning IGA solutions make an impact for health organizations today by ensuring healthcare professionals have the right access to the right systems, applications, and resources at the right time—improving the quality of care patients receive.

We empower healthcare systems to enable effective rollout and expansion of EHR solutions and meaningful use programs by providing seamless user and patient access to all relevant applications and data. And we support healthcare organizations in avoiding potential audit findings from HIPAA and other mandates by adopting tools to detect and correct inappropriate access and behavior. Leverage our depth of expertise in the healthcare market to ensure identity governance success without diverting resources from patient care.
 

Start Your Journey to Intelligent and Visible Identity Governance and Administration

There is too much at stake for healthcare organizations today to ignore the importance of implementing a strategic, intelligent identity governance solution. Investing in leading IGA solutions from Core Security enables health organizations to significantly decrease their risk of attack, supports streamlined regulatory certification and compliance, and increases operational efficiencies—keeping valuable personal health information safe and keeping healthcare professionals focused on providing quality care to patients.

Ready to better protect your healthcare organization so you can focus on what matters most?

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