Guest Column | November 19, 2013

4 Ways PIAM Software Meets Hospital Security Needs

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By Ajay Jain, President and CEO, Quantum Secure

Much like our nation’s schools, airports, and other semi-public facilities, hospitals and other kinds of healthcare facilities are grappling with the new reality that dictates stronger and more enforceable access restrictions. In these new circumstances, the need for security must be balanced with the individual’s need to easily move about the hospital by allowing medical staff, visitors, or contract workers to go about their business with relative ease. Fortunately, intelligent and purpose-built software can provide a solution to address these concerns and can add depth to the hospital’s overall administrative safety and security operation.

One software solution gaining traction among healthcare facilities is automated physical identity and access management (PIAM) software that, integrated with IT, ensures immediate updated physical access privileges for each identity, with policy-based on- or off-boarding that utilizes existing privilege levels. More specifically, the software provides four fundamentals of hospital security and IT needs; namely safety, control, compliance, and peace of mind.

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