Remote access to Catholic Health information systems requires a “two factor” authentication process for security purposes – that is, something you know (Username and Password) and something you have (RSA Token – “Fob”).
The fob displays a randomly generated number that is entered along with your username and password. The fob is a “perishable” device that eventually expires and must be replaced; additionally it represents another device that must be carried around by our medical staff.
We are pleased to now be able to offer you a new way to authenticate to the Catholic Health IT system without using a fob.
The new process relies on a numerical passcode that is generated by a technology called “Anakam” and is transmitted to your cell phone – thus, your phone replaces your fob for the authentication process.
The Anakam process is available only to physicians and mid-level providers – office staff who require remote access will still need to use a fob.
You will be able to retain your fob until such time as you are comfortable using the Anakam process or until it expires. Once you become confident with the Anakam process, you can return your fob to a receptacle located in the Health Information Management (HIM) department or Medical Staff Office (MSO) at any Catholic Health hospital.
Please call Adam Lange, physician support analyst at 548-1622 with any questions.
This article is appeared in the May 2012 edition of Physician Resource, a quarterly publication for Catholic Health physicians that delivers information about the practice of medicine at Catholic Health and the resources, initiatives and programs available to physicians.