Evidian, a Bull’s company and the European identity and access management leader, today announced that its Enterprise SSO offer is being used by all 1800 clinicians and staff members of Austria’s Villach Regional Hospital. These healthcare professional access their work environment and applications via a single smart-card based strong authentication.
Evidian Enterprise SSO is the solution of choice for an increasing number of hospitals worldwide who want to control access to clinical and administration applications. With features specifically designed for healthcare organizations, Enterprise SSO ensures that patient confidentiality protection does not impede patient care. It offers roaming sessions for doctors and nurses using virtual desktops and supports most of Europe’s official clinician smart cards.
“Enterprise SSO lets all our clinical staff get at their data easily and securely. Therefore the legal requirements for traceability and auditability are met” said Herbert Stangl, deputy IT manager of Villach State Hospital. “A straightforward and fluid workflow for our clinical applications is now possible, with no restrictions.”
The Villach Regional Hospital was the first general acute care hospital in Austria accredited from the Joint Commission International (www.jointcommissioninternational.org) and thus meets the highest international standards of quality assurance and patient orientation. With Evidian Enterprise SSO, the hospital ensures that access to confidential health data is protected via the clinician’s personal authentication, which ensures that patient privacy rights are respected and improves clinical safety.
In addition to Evidian’s Single Sign-On, Austrian integrator UseNet Software deployed a multi-functional smart card that is used for access to the buildings, time registration and staff identification, as well as for PC authentication. This simplifies the life of employees and encourages them to log off once they leave their stations.
“We are delighted that Villach Regional Hospital has joined the growing ranks of healthcare facilities that use Evidian’s identity and access management solutions” said Erwin Schoendlinger, Evidian Germany Manager. “Evidian solutions include features designed for the healthcare sector, from roaming sessions to fast user switching and flexible authentication management. As a result, hospitals can meet their confidentiality and safety requirements while freeing up time for patient care.”
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