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Two-Factor Authentication and Digital Identity Management in Healthcare

Tuesday May 10, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

In the wake of a tumultuous 2015, which was universally dubbed the “year of the healthcare data breach,” provider organizations are rushing to address potential security exposures—as no organization wants to be featured on the Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) breach list.  An also little known fact, is that the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has a goal of at least 50 percent of healthcare organizations implementing identity proofing and authentication best practices for 2020. So how can provider organizations go beyond the simple static password?  What methods are most effective to ensure the highest level of security and confidentiality of PHI?

This webinar will discuss the findings of a recently completed research report conducted by Healthcare Informatics, which explores the next steps in the cybersecurity evolution focusing on the concepts of two-factor authentication and the management of “digital identities.”  This report features the latest survey data and studies from the field, and interviews with top security experts and executives from Cleveland Clinic, Nova Southeastern University, and Boston Medical Center who define the best practices surrounding authentication from patients, to clinicians, to HIEs. 

Learning Objectives:

  • List current challenges surrounding patient and clinician authentication processes
  • Outline current best practices from the field, focusing on Single Sign-On (SSO) systems and other methods
  • Define digital identity management and two-factor authentication requirements
  • Illustrate practical recommendations for centralizing and adopting improved authentication processes

The Healthcare Informatics research report will be released after the webinar and will feature Two-Factor Authentication and Digital Identity Management in Healthcare. All webinar registrants will receive an advanced copy of the report.

Darren Lacey, JD
Chief Information Security Officer
Johns Hopkins University 

Darren Lacey has been chief information security officer and director of IT compliance for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine for nearly 12 years. He has worked in the technology sector as a developer, attorney, consultant and executive for more than 20 years. He serves on several committees related to homeland security, privacy and cyber-security. He was the first executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.  

Lacey's primary interest areas include security, privacy, national security, intelligence and intellectual property.  He holds a bachelors degree from Baylor University and a law degree from Harvard University.

Benjamin Wyrick
Vice President of Sales
VASCO Data Security

Benjamin Wyrick joined the VASCO in 2005 and has been a key contributor to the overall growth of the company's multi-factor authentication business in North America. Benjamin and his team have successfully managed multi-factor authentication, fraud prevention, and mobile app security projects with some of the largest financial institutions, healthcare providers, and enterprises.

Benjamin is a frequent presenter at cybersecurity conferences and web seminars throughout North America. His most recent research focuses on digital identity management and developing a digital trust platform across multiple channels and verticals.

 Chandra Venkat
 Practice Manager

Chandra Venkat has more than 20 yeas of experience in healthcare IT and currently leads the Intergrated Systems Solution Business Development Team as part of DeviceWorks for Cerner Corporation. The Intergrated Systems Solutions help healthcare providers get easy and secure access to their electronic data resources and comply with information and security requirements and regulations.

Prior to his current position, Chandra worked on Patient Privacy and Security Engineering teams in various capactities within Cerner, developing solutions for meeting with different regulatory requirements.

Moderator: Rajiv Leventhal
Managing Editor
Healthcare Informatics