Healthcare has become one of the most complex ecosysystems in today's business environment. More and more healthcare organizations are electing to outsource various specialized functions to dedicated service provider companies who focus in defined areas of expertise.
As a result, healthcare companies of all types collaborate with one another extensively. As part of this collaboration, employees of one healthcare organization need to access software solutions that reside within another company's IT infrastructure. In order to provide adequate levels of security, and to enable convenient user access to the required external systems, web-based Single Sign On, or SSO, is vital.
SAML 2.0 and SAML 1.1 are the standard protocols that have been embraced by the healthcare industry, and by all other industries, for enabling this type of inter-organization SSO.
Software products which enable both SAML 2.0 and SAML 1.1 Single Sign On function are essential to all organizations in the healthcare industry today. These products must be robust, support fast and easy implementations, and must be cost effective in terms of total cost of ownership.