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UPMC Collaborates with Oracle to Help Smaller Hospitals with Identity Management

PITTSBURGH, March 7, 2013UPMC today announced a collaboration with Oracle to offer a cloud-based identity management solution to small and midsized health care providers.  Through newly formed CloudConnect Health IT, UPMC will help health care users implement Oracle Identity Management applications, enhanced by health care-specific processes developed at UPMC to meet the needs of clinicians.  
 
The CloudConnect Health IT solution will allow health care users to easily manage computer accounts, including adding, modifying and terminating a user’s computer access; managing access based on the user’s job responsibility; and providing self-service tools for such things as forgotten passwords and unlocking accounts, as well as comprehensive management reporting.
 
“Identity management is critical to improving staff efficiency, reducing administrative burdens, enforcing security and addressing regulatory compliance.  However, many small to midsized providers have not adopted an identity management solution because of cost and implementation complexity,” said John Houston, vice president of information security and privacy at UPMC.  “With more than a decade of experience, we understand health care identity management and how to deliver an effective solution at an affordable price.”
 
UPMC recently chose Oracle’s suite of security products to replace its own successful, homegrown identity management system because of the advanced functionality and flexibility that the Oracle Identity Management solutions offer. The new service is built on Oracle Identity Governance, Oracle Access Management and Oracle Directory Services for ease of use, support and scalability that will be required in the cloud.
 
“Given UPMC’s impressive track record in identity management, Oracle believes that CloudConnect Health IT will offer an effective solution,” said Marc Boroditsky, vice president, Oracle Identity Management. “We look forward to working with UPMC to deliver these critical tools to small and midsized providers, all of which are facing greater demands for information security as they cope with growing financial constraints.” 
 
Pittsburgh-based Tier1 Inc., a Gold level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, will also assist in delivering the CloudConnect Health IT product to customers. “With Tier1’s substantial Oracle consulting expertise, Oracle’s first-class products and sales, and UPMC’s domain knowledge, we will deliver a unique and much-needed identity management solution for smaller hospitals,” said Mr. Houston.
 
For more information, visit www.CloudConnectHealthIT.com.

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