ONE ID Federation

For health care organizations

ONE ID Identity Federation enables health care organizations to offer their users seamless and secure access to digital health services such as the ConnectingOntario ClinicalViewer, ClinicalConnect™, ONE Mail and the Ontario Telemedicine Network Hub, using their existing credentials.

For example, a health care provider in a hospital, that uses ONE ID Identity Federation, can log in with their clinical information system or health information system credentials (username and password) to access multiple digital health services offered by eHealth Ontario and other federated solution providers.

Features

ONE ID Identity Federation offers the following features:

Seamless and secure access to multiple digital health services from clinical information systems using the primary system’s credentials.

View patients’ clinical information across multiple digital health services without having to search and identify the patient again.

Increased security through multiple factors of authentication including text and phone-based challenges to confirm user identity.

A simple and flexible set of processes for authorizing users.

  • Single sign on

    Seamless and secure access to multiple digital health services from clinical information systems using the primary system’s credentials.

  • Patient context

    View patients’ clinical information across multiple digital health services without having to search and identify the patient again.

  • Multifactor authentication

    Increased security through multiple factors of authentication including text and phone-based challenges to confirm user identity.

  • Authorization

    A simple and flexible set of processes for authorizing users.

Benefits

  • Enhances protection of patient health information and user account information through privacy and security safeguards
  • Enables organizations to provide their users with access to additional digital health services offered by other organizations using the same login credentials
  • Improves workflow and user experience by allowing single sign-on to access multiple applications
  • Eliminates the need to remember multiple accounts and passwords
  • No cost – free to all health care providers in Ontario

Technical Prerequisites

  • Identity Providers must meet the integration requirements for implementing a SAML Token Service and must also meet the Identity Providers Standard.
  • Identity Providers must complete required testing, including security testing, to ensure the user experience is consistent.

Non-Technical Prerequisites

  • Identity Providers must meet Federation Standards covering requirements for identity proofing and authentication.
  • Health Service Providers must sign the required agreements, including Identity Services Schedule or Delivery Channel Services Schedule.
  • Completion of Privacy & Security Assessments and remediation of gaps.