Ping Identity, MedCommons partner for EHR standards-based web single sign-on
Ping Identity, a provider of federated identity and web single sign-on (SSO) software, and MedCommons, the creator of the first nationally scalable standards-based network service for cross-enterprise and cross-system document sharing of patient information, today announced a partnership to develop secure, standards-based, single sign-on solutions for multi-location electronic health record (EHR) access and storage. Ping Identity and MedCommons will demonstrated this new solution at the Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS 2006 this week.

Ping Identity's products and services help organizations bridge security domains across partner, supplier and customer organizations by providing secure Web SSO. MedCommons has developed the first standards-based system capable of communicating with and transferring image and non-image data among Personal Health Records, Electronic Health Records (EHR) and national healthcare IT systems.

Both Ping Identity and MedCommons are committed to SAML 2.0 as the standard of choice for secure authentication precisely because it provides for the convergence of non-interoperable standards that support Web SSO.

After significant testing of alternative providers, MedCommons determined that PingFederate Version 3 was the easiest SAML 2.0 product to acquire, install, configure, integrate, and deploy. MedCommons quickly integrated PingFederate v3 into their medical data network and secure storage solution, enabling Web SSO using SAML 2.0, the companies said.