Last updated: Jan 30, 2020



Cerner Corporation is a leading supplier of health information technology (HIT) solutions, services, devices and hardware.

The Challenge

  • New technologies are enabling promising benefits in the healthcare industry, but the adoption of new technologies can also come with additional complexity
  • In healthcare specifically, sensitive patient data needs to be protected, and there are additional considerations like compliance and regulations
  • Healthcare providers need fast, reliable access to patient data any time and from any work location, and simple, secure user authentication to protect that data

The Solution

With Okta + Cerner integrated together, healthcare providers get anytime, anywhere access, including aggregated data on individuals and patient populations to inform predictive decisions

Patients get portals they can use, and patient data across systems can be viewed in one comprehensive longitudinal record

Strong identity keeps healthcare assets, including sensitive patient data, secure at all times

Healthcare organizations gain new tools to securely support an evolving, mobile workforce

Give patients simple, secure access to their own records

Patient portals powered by Cerner and secured by Okta Single Sign-On (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) empower patients and families to actively engage in the healthcare process by viewing vital health data, sharing self-reported information, scheduling appointments, and communicating with providers anytime, anywhere, from any device.

Use data to enable better-informed healthcare decisions

Cerner’s cloud-based health platform HealtheIntent aggregates data from multiple sources across the entire healthcare ecosystem, using broad population data to help inform healthcare options. Okta’s SSO keeps access secure and simple, getting technology out of the way so providers and patients can access this data easily.

Dramatically improve hospital management and workflows

Backed by Okta’s best-in-breed identity management, Cerner’s Clairvia platform provides hospitals with secure, efficient workforce management tools, using data-driven forecasting and predictive intelligence to automate processes and schedule intelligently based on staff competencies and availability.

Diagram Cerner MultipleApps

Make healthcare more efficient and effective

  • Empower patients to play a role in their own healthcare through easy and secure access to patient portals
  • Enable a mobile healthcare workforce to access sensitive patient data simply and securely, from inside and outside the hospital
  • Provide the enterprise with cloud-based efficiency gains across the system, including remote monitoring, video visits, and real-time interventions
  • Keep sensitive patient information secure but readily accessible to authorized patients and providers, reducing multiple passwords, password resets, and other frustrating blockers


Platform Uses SAML Supports Cerner SAML Specification
Cerner Millennium Not currently Not currently
HealtheIntent Yes Yes
HealtheLife Yes Yes
Cerner Central Yes Yes
Cerner Soarian Yes Not currently


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Here is a section all about documentation, integration, and implementation.

  • Datasheet:

    Okta + Cerner: Enabling Seamless and Secure Patient Portal Experiences

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  • Datasheet:

    Okta + Cerner: Spend More Time on Patient Care and Less Time Taming Healthcare Technologies

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