Sykehuspartner HF Creates Vibrant Employee Portals
South-East Regional Health Authority’s Trusts were without an SSO solution, and the IT organization - Sykehuspartner - had to find one that would remove the need to establish two-way Active Directory domain trust relationships. The IT team recognized that proprietary protocols such as Kerberos, are not a standard that works across organizational borders. It also had to add the capability to exchange identity information across organizational boundaries in a standard, agile and flexible manner. Additionally, the solution needed to support access to multiple internal and external web apps, and be scalable to support future growth, new use cases, services and projects. Implementation of a regional PKI for strengthening authentication is an important complementary initiative to the Federation infrastructure already established. The main challenge with PKI has been to loosely couple the PKI infrastructures at the IdP (Identity Provider) and SP (Service Provider) ends where multiple organizations are involved.
PingFederate has simplified access to a number of IT services supporting web SSO to external cloud services, such as HR/payroll, and web SSO to regional services, such as the e-learning service and Healthcare Personnel Resource Planning service. As a result of introducing SSO, the organization has seen a significant reduction in the number of support calls to its planning portal. PingFederate has also been implemented on nearly a dozen other apps, including Regional ERP (Oracle EBS), HP Service Manager, Microsoft Office 365 and the custom Birth registration service (for reporting births to Norwegian authorities). The organization is considering implementation for additional apps, including web SSO to external national services such as Research and Quality Assurance Services.
More About Helse Sør-Øst RHF
South-East Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør-Øst RHF) is one of four health regions in Norway and is the strategic unit that owns the health trusts/hospitals in the region including Sykehuspartner. The Trusts provide specialist healthcare services to 2.8 million people in Østfold, Akershus, Oslo, Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud, Vestfold, Telemark, Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder.
Learn more at www.helse-sorost.no/om-oss
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