Evidian’s Identity and Access Management solution successfully implemented at Nantes University Hospital

Published 9 October 2014

Evidian, a subsidiary of Bull, an Atos company – Europe’s leading supplier of Identity and Access Management (IAM) software – announces that its Identity and Access Management solution has been successfully deployed by Nantes University Hospital (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes).

The Nantes University Hospital project involved setting up a multi-functional corporate smart card, and optimizing identity and authorization management. Implementing the Evidian solution has strengthened the Hospital’s security policy when it comes to accessing medical data, in particular to comply with the national confidentiality directive.

The identity management project involves 12,000 employees, more than 2,000 external staff, 7,000 workstations and more than twenty application; with a 20% annual turnover and job rotation of medical personnel. The roll-out of the solution at Nantes University Hospital has been backed up by change management support for users, involving senior management from the Hospital and its Corporate Communications Department.

The Evidian solution manages the kind of complex scenarios typically found in a university hospital: rapid switchover of a PC session in shared mode, roaming sessions for the same user logging on to different PCs in the same day… Evidian also manages the workflow of authorizations, from the point where a new employee joins the hospital (upstream provision of user IDs, implementation of rights policies) to their departure (removal of identities and rights),” explained Cedric Cartau, Information Systems Security Manager at Nantes University Hospital.

“We valued the solution’s ability to implement authorization policies that are not only set centrally, but must also be defined by the departments actually responsible for policies in their own functional areas: the software knows how to do it all, but it still has to be expressed unambiguously,” Cedric Cartau added.

With over 60 institutional customers and an installed base of over 500,000 users in healthcare, Evidian, a subsidiary of the Bull Group, is a major player in this sector in France and abroad. Evidian’s award-winning ‘Identity and Access Manager’ is an integrated and modular solution designed to implement business processes. User rights are determined according to their role in the organization, in line with security policies and implemented in target applications.

Bull, an Atos Group company, is an approved supplier under the UniHA and SIIH59/62 frameworks in France.

“We are especially delighted by the success of the Nantes University Hospital IAM project, because of its sheer size and the comprehensive functional scope of the solution that has been implemented. It reaffirms that we have made the right choices in terms of developing products and services to meet the needs of healthcare professions,” said Louis-Marie Fouchard, Operations Director at Evidian.

For more information (French Article)

Evidian, a subsidiary of Bull, an Atos company, is the European leader and one of the major worldwide vendors of identity and access management software. Evidian has numerous offices and partners throughout the world. Evidian software helps over 900 organizations in the world improve their agility, enhance security and comply with laws and regulations, while reducing costs.


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