Regulatory compliance is a critical but insidious burden for many businesses. Compliance-related adherence to standards often impacts operations, disrupting processes and straining resources. Monitoring, managing and reporting on compliance-related objectives can be burdensome and costly for firms, particularly those that operate in industries with a complex set of requirements and enforcement regimes. Fortunately, certificate management software can be leveraged to increase the rigor of compliance while automating the process and streamlining reporting obligations.
Leaders in the telemedicine industry, many of whom are striving to join the ranks of established providers such as MDLIVE, Teladoc and Amwell, can benefit from leveraging certificate management software to streamline the process of achieving compliance. Automation of critical certificational processes can thus resolve the issues associated with constant vigilance, providing a more secure silo of informational accuracy and reducing the likelihood of regulatory errors.
At the core of most certificate management solutions — including those from providers such as Gemalto, Entrust, and DigiCert — is an automated issuing system for end entity digital certificates that incorporates built-in security measures and privileged identity management. Automated processes include text-messaged or email-based authentication, gap-closing of specific fields, and processing of public/private key pairs. By eliminating the need for manual intervention, such solutions free up resources for more urgent and/or important activities, allowing for faster-paced service certification and scalability of compliance processes.
Such solutions come with an array of features that facilitate compliance optimization, including templates to guide subsequent actions, data collection and reporting of compliance-related activities, trial-period and subscription-based usage, and on-demand consultation. Additionally, they are able to integrate with existing hardware, software and services, enabling the sharing of information in a secure and authorized manner.
These solutions also offer advanced capabilities such as user-defined security parameters, simplified renewal processes, and full media tracking to provide detailed audit trails that document every step of the process. By incorporating a wide range of advanced security features and eliminating manual intervention, automated certificate management solutions can reduce the complexity and cost associated with regulatory compliance and enhance the overall effectiveness of an organization’s compliance efforts.
For heads of compliance in the telemedicine industry, automated certificate management software provides numerous advantages. By consolidating the complexity of compliance-related process and paperwork into an easy-to-use user interface, the technology simplifies the process of attaining and maintaining regulatory adherence. Automating the process of issuing and managing digital certificates also helps strengthen the security of a firm’s information, ensure accuracy and facilitate optimum compliance, while freeing up resources and staff to focus on more strategic aspects of operations. These features make automated certificate management software an invaluable tool for heads of compliance in the telemedicine industry.