The goal of a service oriented architecture is to provide services that are 100% available, reliable, compliant, and secure. The OpenGroup.org has a wonderful definition and explanation of an SOA and what it comprises.
Enterprises would benefit from design and realignment of its business and technical processes to align with a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). SOA design encourages building applications composed of discrete software agents that have simple, well-defined interfaces, and are orchestrated through a loose coupling to perform a required function.
When designing a SOA, the following should be taken into account to ensure the organization, department or location can continue the service the clinician or other company resources desires to accomplish. The following is an example and certainly not inclusive:
What are the requirements to create an SOA compliant IAM governance program? ISO/IEC 17998:2012 provides guidelines for SOA governance which should be a part of the enterprise Identity Governance Program foundation principles.