IAM Solutions for the Healthcare Industry
Healthcare organizations are responsible for protecting the most valuable data on the dark web: protected health information (PHI). PHI brings in ten times the price of financial data on the black market, and that makes every healthcare organization, from solo practitioner to national hospital network, a particularly attractive target for criminals.
And often, the criminals aren’t strangers. Healthcare organizations experience attacks launched by their own employees and business associates at a rate 5 times greater than other high-value targets, such as financial institutions.
The foundation of any healthcare organization’s security efforts needs to be identity and access management (IAM). IAM prevents the wrong people from accessing PHI and the right people from leaking PHI by accident. A sound IAM solution will also reduce costs, improve security, reduce help desk calls and improve user experience when gaining access to critical information and services.
Whether a healthcare organization keeps its data in the cloud, on-premise, or in a hybrid environment, its IAM solution needs to be seamless, secure, and scalable. Optimal IdM helps healthcare organizations protect member portals and provider portals so they can continue to operate securely in a connected world.