Catherine Schulten | Staff Product Manager

Catherine Schulten, Staff Product Manager, Walmart

Catherine Schulten is Staff Product Manager at Walmart where she is responsible for orchestrating product roadmap initiatives and championing product strategy around patient identity.  Catherine is responsible for instilling product management processes in this key area and is actively involved in several healthcare identity initiatives including:
WEDI’s Virtual Clipboard initiative, a pilot program that aimed to introduce a standardized mobile registration process to improve the patient experience, establish registration accuracy, and ensure identity assurance
NSTIC’s Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) Health Care Workgroup (now part of Kantara
Kantara’s Health Identity Assurance Workgroup which works to promote the use of Trust Frameworks in the Healthcare Industry for meeting the Trusted Identity interoperability requirements of the industry; and, to foster collaboration with regional, national, and international Healthcare IT organization
ONC’s FAST Initiative Identity Tiger Team (now part of the HL7 FHIR ACCELERATOR™ Program) whose goals are to:

  • Identify appropriate national standards for individual and organizational identity matching.
  • Define approach to implementation and testing.
  • Identify best practices for reconciliation of identification across multiple sources. (e.g., patient matching)
Catherine is also a member of Women in Identity and is a founding member of IDPro, an association of identity professionals.


Identity Week America 2022 Day 1 @ 11:20

Panel Discussion: Digital identity federation in healthcare - TRACK 3

The CARIN Alliance ( is a collaborative group of public and private stakeholders focused on advancing the ability for a consumer to digitally access their health information from any health plan or provider in the US. As part of that effort, CARIN is looking to establish an industry-level framework for digital identity federation. The goal is to enable a universal method for reliable determination of patient identity and authentication in support of highly scalable, secure exchange of EHI (electronic health information). CARIN is currently executing the largest digital identity federation proof of concept in history. It involves public sector partners, such as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), as well as more than 20 private sector partners such as Kaiser Permanente, Marshfield Health Clinic, CVS Health,, and others. Our goal is to develop an open framework for how an individual can secure an IAL2 digital identity credential and use that single credential across multiple relying parties using an existing trust framework. Come learn more about what we have done, what we have learned, and how you can engage. 

last published: 02/Oct/22 13:15 GMT

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