Healthcare industry players, given regulatory drivers and a keen focus on privacy and security, have recognized the advantages of Liberty-based solutions. The basic drivers of cost savings and productivity advantages have also been keenly of interest. Many different organizations are recognizing Liberty as the way in which they can finally share information safely and securely. These additional healthcare resources may be of interest as well, in addition to the public Health Identity Management Special Interest Group (SIG).

In the chart below, please note that “Liberty Federation” is used to indicate any of the standards in the Liberty Federation family of specs (ID-FF 1.x, 2.0 and SAML 2.0).

Liberty Healthcare Resources

Liberty Federated Identity Solution to the Healthcare Challange

The Liberty Alliance: Federated Identity in Healthcare

Liberty e-Prescription Scenario

Responses to Request for Information on ”Development and Adoption of a National Health Information Network” – Prepared for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Organization Description Technology Reach
European National Healthcare Organization SSO Liberty Federation
Large Health Insurance Organization Federating systems between two states Liberty Federation
Bluecross Blue Shield of Massachusetts New service-oriented architecture based on Sun Java Enterprise with Sun Identity Management Suite. Multiple front-office applications and channels enabled. Liberty specifications The largest health insurer in New England with 2.4 million members and more than 3500 employees

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CareCore Federated Single Sign On SAML 2.0, PingFederate

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Catalan Health Service E-Prescription Project Up and running in a production environment, connecting medical doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and the Catalan Health services in an identity federation. Project authentication mechanisms are based in an identity federation, SAML 2.0

Covisint Covisint’s scalable infrastructure delivers a foundation that enables efficient healthcare information communications and application sharing across the entire healthcare delivery continuum. It’s offered as an ASP solution. Supports SAML and Liberty Federation standards

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CSC Scandihealth CSC Scandihealth, a Denmark-based company, offers a solution for public health insurance that deploys a circle of trust SAML 2.0
IHE Adopted Liberty Federation for part of their 2005-06 interoperability profiles. Using SAML assertions in their XUA and XDS components. Expanding use of SAML and ID-WSF for the 06-07 work. Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services
Mayo Collaborative Services SSO for access to critical information resources and content. SAML 2.0

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MedCommons Single sign-on to electronic health records SAML 2.0

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MEDecision An integrated medical management solution leveraging identity federation allows managed care clients to effectively collaborate with their providers via the Internet. Liberty Federation, SAML 2.0

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NHS (National Health Service) Connecting for Health NHS Connecting for Health is delivering the National Programme for IT to bring modern computer systems into the NHS which will improve patient care and services throughout the UK. Athens, Liberty Federation Over the next ten years, the National Programme for IT will connect over 30,000 GPs in England to almost 300 hospitals and give patients access to their personal health and care information.

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UCLA Medical Center identity management, digital campus

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Vielife Vielife develops health and performance management solutions. Vielife uses PingFederate to provide its clients’ employees with secure Internet SSO. Supports SAML 2.0 via PingFederate

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