This university has two separate Identity Providers of accounts/passwords - one for campus and one for the affiliated hospital system. Keeping accounts separate helps maintain strict HIPAA compliance requirements for the hospital system and reduces the number of accounts that the campus needs to manage. Not having to create campus accounts for everyone in the hospital system saved on licensing for the campus. However, the outcome of having separate Identity Providers is that teaching faculty, students in residency and others at the hospital, have two accounts. For these users, the university and hospital system wanted to maintain a unique identifier linked to their credentials, and configure access for services to the unique identifier for a streamlined login experience.
The essential applications/services that are shared with the affiliated hospital system include: Library services, a customer relationship management system, classroom scheduling, automated malware analysis, a financial system and study abroad applications. More applications are continuing to be added including a contact tracing system for COVID-19 safety.
The primary objective was to easily provision access to essential campus services to the affiliated hospital system users while making the login process intuitive.