SFZ – that is “care on your side”. This is the slogan used by more than 110 physicians and 800 hospital staff in an attempt to emphasise the warm and personal care they provide for their patients. The fact that this is high-quality and safe care, is proven by the recently achieved ‘Q-mentum’ quality label granted by the independent Dutch Institute for Accreditation in the Care Institution (NIAZ). Quality, but also customer-friendliness, are top priorities for the employees of the SFZ. It is a safe and well-organised hospital that is constantly looking to improve the care provided.
Confirming identity through smartphone
The road towards VanRoey.be seemed predestined when Raf Claes, CIO of the Sint-Franciscus Hospital, contacted SMS-Passcode for a switch from Vasco. Raf: “Indeed, two-factor authentication is a must these days and our medical staff denounced the hardware tokens of Vasco as they sometimes become defective or get lost. When we called upon SMS-Passcode for advice, the organisation immediately recommended VanRoey.be because of its experience and expertise in the field of multifactorial authentication.”
Joris Swaelen, Account Manager at VanRoey.be: “The smartphone is cherished nowadays. It is not dangling from a key ring nor is it left behind on a desk. The evolution of hardware tokens to an integrated solution therefore makes sense. The hospital now works with 200 SMS-Passcode licenses providing employees secured access through their own smartphone.” Raf adds: “A password alone is no longer enough these days. Even the most complicated passwords are too often stored in an unsafe place, are used for multiple accounts, can be ‘phished’ or hacked by means of brute-force attacks. By requiring an additional code that is displayed one-time and only on the smartphone of the user, you immediately preclude hackers from gaining access that way.”.