Identity Management Blog

In part 1 we introduced the notion that the proliferation of Internet-enabled health devices (such as sensors like Nike+ FuelBand or FitBit) and a growing base of health apps (such as myfitnesspal), is changing the landscape of healthcare.  In this post, I want to explore how they will help catalyze a shift towards more preventive care and healthier lifestyles, which will challenge the definition of what constitutes health care data, and a littel more about how that shift might play out.
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Professionally, I have spent quite a bit of time helping healthcare companies implement enterprise Identity and Access Management (IAM).   Over the course of those engagements, I’ve learned a lot about the healthcare business.  One thing I learned is that the vast majority of healthcare costs in the US are linked to lifestyle diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, both of which can ...
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 ...
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.
Last week, I co-presented during the NJ-DV HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Fall Conference 2011 in Atlantic City, alongside my friend François Bodhuin, Technology Director at South Jersey Healthcare.
“The Importance of Planning an Identity Management Strategy in Healthcare - A Case Study at South Jersey Healthcare” is the title of the session that I will be co-presenting with François Bodhuin, Technology Director at South Jersey Healthcare, during the NJ-DV HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Fall Conference.
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 ...
 I am just returning from a week of travel and conference activity, which start for me in Newark, NJ on Monday March 1, from there to Atlanta, GA for the HIMSS Conference 2010 (north of 25,000 attendees), and then on to San Francisco, CA on Wednesday March 3 for the last 2 days of RSA Conference 2010 (about 16,000 attendees), and then back home in NJ on Friday March 5. In all, last week was very ...