Life sciences organizations are responsible for protecting the privacy and security of patient data. Non compliance can lead to significant financial, as well as reputational risk. At the same time, life sciences organizations are finding that collaboration—within different parts of the organization, as well as with partners—is more important than ever.
The industry faces a unique set of challenges when it comes to balancing the need to share information and extend collaboration with third parties against requirements to protect sensitive patient and business data. Oracle’s Identity and Access Management solutions are helping life sciences organizations balance these priorities with capabilities that enable them to securely manage the end-to-end lifecycle of user identities across all enterprise resources both within and beyond the firewall.
We are helping life sciences organizations build flexible identity management strategies designed to enable efficient authorized access to information, while simultaneously ensuring that these solutions facilitate compliance with requirements imposed by Sarbanes-Oxley, 21 CFR Part 11, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). By building a flexible and extensible services-based authentication infrastructure, we can help your organization apply stringent authentication mechanisms with a low risk of information disclosure and loss of data integrity to R&D applications that are focused on the discovery and marketing of new drugs using Oracle Access Manager. This functionality can further be extended to securely share information with partners and third party affiliates using Oracle Identity Federation.
With these solutions, our life sciences customers are greatly reducing their exposure of intellectual property and privacy-related data. Operating in the strictly regulated pharmaceutical industry also adds multiple regulatory requirements that relate to protecting the personal information of clinical trial participants as well as validating clinical trial practices. Frequently, these requirements create a need for strong, two-factor authentication for access to particularly sensitive data being accessed through the corporate portal, as well as any external portal environments. Using Oracle Adaptive Authentication Manager, we are helping clients apply knowledge-based authentication (KBA) mechanisms in addition to standard authentication procedures to tightly control and regulate information exchange.
Oracle Access Management Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite
Many life sciences companies are investing in large-scale enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain solutions based on Oracle E-Business Suite applications (Oracle EBS). By integrating Oracle Access Manager with Oracle EBS, organizations can benefit from single sign on and centralized authentication, authorization, auditing and reporting capabilities.
In addition to integrating Oracle E-Business Suite 11i and R12 with Oracle Access Manager, APTEC also has experience working with its life sciences customers to enable directory services with Oracle Internet Directory and Oracle Virtual Directory, so that organizations have the ability to synchronize Active Directory credentials with native EBS authentication.
APTEC has developed detailed Access Management designs for Oracle EBS that streamline the integration process and provide organizations with a stable, reliable SSO platform for ERP.