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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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Secondary Authentication

Sometimes a single authentication is not enough. For example, when requesting medical procedures, you might want to be sure that the human controlling the computer is indeed still the one authenticated. Thus, the system may need to reprompt the user for authentication credentials (e.g., password). This reprompting is part of a workflow and usually required by legal, medical, or safety rules and policies. It is done to prevent someone else from using a system that has not yet automatically logged the original user out.

Another case where a reprompt may happen is to confirm an electronic signature, or digital signature. This reprompting is required for signature events to make sure that the signature is indeed being done ...

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