BELLEVUE, Wash., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Caradigm today announced the availability of 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. The new release of Provisioning represents a milestone in the delivery of advanced role lifecycle management, governance and analytics capabilities for health systems.
"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."
"Caradigm Provisioning has helped San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare significantly improve identity management for employees and non-employees, enabling us 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," said Linda Hill, Manager, Technical Assistance Center, Sharp HealthCare. "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."
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.
Caradigm Provisioning's identity data warehousing system enhances governance and analytics capabilities, facilitating compliance with internal policies and external regulatory requirements such as HIPAA and JCAHO. The data warehouse aggregates user, policy and transaction data, enabling auditors or compliance officers to report on user access and entitlements using pre-built or custom reports.
Caradigm's IAM suite is designed to enable hospital and health systems to efficiently manage the complete lifecycle of user access to applications and patient data – allowing caregivers to stay focused on patients rather than technology, reducing the administrative burden of IT, and allowing organizations to more easily comply with industry regulations.
Formed by GE Healthcare and Microsoft Corp. in June 2012, Caradigm is a 50–50 joint venture focused on enabling health systems and payers to drive continuous improvements in care. Caradigm software helps healthcare professionals across care settings to use data to gain critical insights, collaborate with each other and with patients, and to develop and implement innovative care solutions. Caradigm products—and applications built by partners to extend these products—give clinicians, administrators and finance teams timely access to key information, helping them to take steps to solve some of healthcare's biggest challenges, including chronic disease management, preventable hospital readmissions and hospital-acquired conditions, and to advance integrated, accountable care. Caradigm is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. For more information about the company, visit http://www.caradigm.com.
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