1052 - ADFS in MEDITECH 6.1x - What You Need to Know

MEDITECH 6.1 introduces a number of new technologies with the addition of Web Ambulatory and Web Acute. One of them is Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) as part of the authentication process. This talk introduces you to ADFS for a MEDITECH 6.1x environment and walks through some key considerations for deployment with these new technologies. Chad Skidmore, Director of Network Services for Engage, is responsible for all data centers, server systems, storage systems, and network connectivity for Engage. Mr. Skidmore and his team operate the foundation systems for Engage’ Information Resource Management Division which, under his leadership has experienced significant infrastructure and customer growth in the past six years. His department manages over 1600 servers across multiple data centers supporting healthcare customers throughout the United States. Mr. Skidmore joined Engage in 2005 from the telecommunications industry where he spent 15 years in various roles including management, business development, engineering, operations, and product development. Mr. Skidmore also volunteers with a regional non-profit, all volunteer Mountain Rescue team based in Spokane Washington and is currently a board member and former President of that organization. Mr. Skidmore along with his son and daughter, have been happy to call Spokane home for the past 23 years.

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