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Patient Privacy with Added Convenience for Hospital Staff

 Patient Privacy with Added Convenience for Hospital Staff - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy - Identity & Authentication Management
Applicable Industries
  • Healthcare & Hospitals
The Challenge

IT department for Fraser Health wanted to implement two-factor authentication to ensure patients' privacy at the new emergency department at Surrey Memorial Hospital. This facility would be unique in that every room would be a private room, including emergency rooms.

The Customer
Fraser Health Authority
About The Customer
Fraser Health Authority provides a wide range of integrated health care services to more than 1.6 million people living in the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia. With more than 26,000 employees and 2,500 physicians, Fraser is one of Canada’s
The Solution

IT department chose Gemalto’s IDPrime smart cards, for security reasons and to improve overall efficiency and convenience for busy healthcare employees as they move from patient rooms to floor stations, to physician lounges. With the IDPrime smart cards, physicians can’t leave a computing device with an open session. Unlike other options, the Gemalto solution closes a session on the terminal as soon as the credential is removed from the reader. Hardware Components - Gemalto’s IDPrime Smart Card Software Components - IDPrime solution

Data Collected
Electronic Medical Record, Personal Medical, Security and access
Operational Impact
  • [Data Management - Data Security]
    Physicians can’t leave a computing device with an open session which increases data security.
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Labor]
    Employees can use the cards to login to workstations, for visual identification and for physical access to secure areas.
Quantitative Benefit
  • The solution reduced operation cost by 20%.

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