New software supports data privacy compliance


Healthcare software developers Caradigm have launched Provisioning version 4.0, a solution designed to help healthcare organizations efficiently manage clinician access to applications and data while supporting their compliance with data privacy regulations.

“With large and dynamic workforces, health systems and hospitals face a uniquely complex set of challenges related to identity management and data access,” said Jim Campbell, vice president of Identity and Access Management (IAM) for Caradigm.

“By focusing exclusively on the healthcare industry, Caradigm is able to deliver sophisticated features out of the box that help healthcare organizations provision clinical accounts with speed, improve clinician satisfaction, manage risk and reduce costs.”

Linda Hill, manager in the Technical Assistance Center for San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare said that Caradigm Provisioning has helped Sharp significantly improve identity management for employees and non-employees, enabling them to provision accounts in one day and assure nurses, doctors and other clinicians that they have the right access to the right applications at the right time.

“Sharp has been working with Caradigm to define new lifecycle management and governance capabilities in the product, and we're excited to implement these new features," she said.

Caradigm Provisioning features new role lifecycle management capabilities designed to accelerate the onboarding of new clinicians and provide consistent enforcement of application access rights.

Administrators can define roles across the organization and assign policies and access rights with specific clinical functions, streamlining the provisioning process and reducing the potential for granting inappropriate access rights.

Organization policies, roles, and entitlements are stored centrally in the provisioning system and can be modified as needed. Managers also can use identity analytics to validate that user accounts and access rights are compliant for specified clinical roles.

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