Identity as a Service (IaaS) and the Federal Healthcare Exchange

Jon Freeman, the CEO of Mycroft, Inc., has been writing code and programming, as he puts it, starting a million years ago. Shortly after graduating from Columbia University, he founded Mycroft in 1988, which today works with Fortune 500 healthcare businesses, banks, insurers, and others.

Photo, Jonathan Freeman, CEO, Mycroft, Inc.

Jon Freeman

Through its XSpectra application, Mycroft makes Identity as a Service possible for its customers: businesses that process a high volume of confidential transactions. Identity as a Service is used to establish trust between the individual using the service and the business offering the service as the first step to complete a secure transaction.

Listeners are introduced to a primer on Identity as a Service. Jon elaborates on the first problem users encounter when using the Federal or State-run Healthcare Exchange, namely validating that user’s identity. Jon shares some thoughts on what went wrong with the Federal Exchange. He explains:

1) Identity as a Service. The businesses that use Identity as a Service and its increasing demand.

2) The process that validates a user’s identity on the Federal or State Healthcare Exchange to build a user profile.

3) What the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) could have done differently to reduce the user identification’s issues surrounding launch of the Federal Exchange.

4) How IaaS ties a “federated” system of health delivery together, with a case study featuring a large, state-run hospital system that uses the X-Spectra application as Identity as a Service. Listeners can read about the case study for a large state federated health system.

5) The difference between Identity as a Service and a Health Information Exchange (HIE), that aggregates patients’ clinical information to facilitate secure patient information exchange between hospitals, physicians, and health practitioners.

Bio, Jonathan Freeman

Identity as a Service

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