The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical association serving more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is a leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serving patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. The organization accredits more than 7,500 laboratories. Approximately 22,000 laboratories are enrolled in CAP’s proficiency testing programs.
The College of American Pathologists has been an Oracle customer for 13 years. As part of its enterprise platform program modernization initiative, it is standardizing on Oracle solutions wherever possible. The philosophy of considering Oracle first applied to the organization’s selection of an identity and access management platform.
“Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite enables us to create a framework that we can reuse easily as we deploy new applications and offerings, streamlining IT management and reducing total cost of ownership of the complete stack, all while ensuring necessary application and data security,” said Shannon W. Hoekstra, senior manager, information systems, College of American Pathologists.
The multiphase project included building an enterprise identity management platform and support roadmap, consolidating identity data to create a centralized identity store, enabling self-service user registration and profile management, implementing federated identity management and fine-grained portal entitlement, and integrating the system with multiple legacy systems.
The project was very complex and required significant planning and coordination. Working with Applications Software Technology Corp. (AST Corp.), CAP completed the two-year, multiphase project on time and within a fixed budget. It went live in December 2012, with access to the organization’s Oracle E-Business Suite applications. In early 2013, CAP introduced Oracle iStore and later single sign on to the web site, where users can access Oracle iStore.
Working together, CAP and Oracle Platinum Partner AST Corp. created an identity management implementation roadmap that included various system integrations. “Our Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite initiative has been very successful in delivering the key functionality we need to move forward,” Hoekstra said. “The success of this complex project is testament to AST’s technology and project management expertise, as well as the power of our Oracle solutions.”