Identity Management Blog

One of the hardest cases to make for any CTO or CIO is that reducing helpdesk calls or saving users 45 seconds per login is a true cost save. Typically referred to as “soft savings” they are considered inferior to “hard savings”. Hard savings are judged by the qualifier “how many people can I fire? … give me names.” It is now more important than ever for organizations to drive efficiency to remain competitive.
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A few months ago, I wrote a few blogs about trends in Healthcare and why these were making Identity a top of mind issue in the Healthcare sector.
It is very unusual to see the term “business differentiation” being used in the world of Identity and Access Management (IAM), but working with a customer recently, business differentiation was the very topic of our conversation; and yes, it was in the context of IAM – hard to believe, right?
In this final part of this 3-part article, we discuss some of the considerations that the CISO of a healthcare organization should take into account as their IAM program gets under way.
In part 1 of this 3-part article, we introduced the macro forces that are driving a shift towards efficiency in healthcare, and argued that these forces will have a direct effect on IAM. In part 2, we speculate on what specific consequences are in store for the coming years.
For some time now, we have been working with healthcare companies looking at rolling out an Identity and Access Management (IAM) infrastructure to address their most pressing access governance needs;.  Often, these deployments stem from a result of something bad happening or simply from a high degree of loudly voiced frustration from end users.  In the past year and a half this trend has gained ...
On Thursday January 7, 2010 (last week), I had the privilege of representing Kantara Initiative, in my role as Chair of the Identity Assurance[1] Work Group (also proxying for the Healthcare Identity Assurance Work Group) as a panelist in the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Workgroup hearings.