Title: Healthcare applications of federated identity management

Authors: Brian Mead, David J. Wright

Addresses: Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc., 350 Albert Street, Suite 1700, Ottawa ON K1R 1A4, Canada. ' School of Management, University of Ottawa, 136 Jean Jacques Lussier, Ottawa ON K1N 6N5, Canada

Abstract: This paper describes the recent Liberty Alliance standard for Federated Identity Management (FIM) and compares it with other approaches to identity management, with reference to applications in B2E, B2B, and B2B2C e-commerce. It describes international case examples of FIM implementation and identifies ways in which Federated Identity Management can benefit the healthcare industry including doctors in medical buildings, hospital personnel, telemedicine and physicians prescribing medication. It also describes how Federated Identity Management can assist healthcare organisations in complying with privacy legislation.

Keywords: federated identity management; identity management; network identity; federated network identity; healthcare; compliance; privacy legislation; e-commerce; electronic commerce; secutiry; secure access; e-helathcare; electronic healthcare.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2005.006390

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2005 Vol.3 No.1, pp.88 - 105

Published online: 02 Mar 2005 *

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