Identity Automation announces acquisition of HealthCast

Aug. 2, 2018

Identity Automation, a provider of Access Management (AM), Identity Governance (IGA), and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) software, announced its acquisition of HealthCast, a provider of enterprise single sign-on (eSSO) and virtual desktop technology for the healthcare industry.

Increased regulation and the shift from paper-based to digital records has created new challenges in securing and managing access to personal health data. On one hand, shared workstations and clinicians’ need for ready access to patient information has driven widespread adoption of eSSO products that deliver streamlined, passwordless access. However, fear of PHI disclosures, data theft, and hefty compliance penalties is driving a need for more complete and integrated IGA technologies that strengthen security, while enabling better patient care at a significantly lower cost.

HealthCast adds healthcare-based technologies, backed by support to Identity Automation’s portfolio, including an eSSO solution that was top-ranked by KLAS Research in 2017 and 2018; proximity badge functionality that allows users to sign-in on a number of devices, including HP thin clients, Dell Wyse, and Chromebooks with a simple tap; and secure MFA for electronic prescriptions for controlled substances (EPCS). The acquisition also enables Identity Automation to leverage HealthCast’s VDI expertise and connections into Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH, and other clinical business and administrative applications used by healthcare providers.

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