Authentication , Risk Management , Technology

Patient Portals: Addressing Security Issues

Riverside Healthcare's Erik Devine on Authentication, Other Issues
Erik Devine, CSO, Riverside Healthcare

As healthcare organizations build patient portals, they must address user authentication and a variety of other security issues, much like those involved in online banking, says Erik Devine, chief security officer at Riverside Healthcare in Illinois.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in Chicago, where Devine was a panelist, he also discusses:

  • Educating patients on portal security;
  • Winning board support for security investments;
  • Training staff on security issues;

As chief security officer at Riverside Healthcare, located south of Chicago, Devine is responsible for the security of the medical center's information systems as well as compliance and policy issues. He has worked in IT since 1994, and in information security since 1999. He held information security roles in the financial sector during most of his career until he joined Riverside in 2011.


About the Author

Howard Anderson

Howard Anderson

News Editor, ISMG

Howard J. Anderson is news editor of Information Security Media Group and was founding editor of HealthcareInfoSecurity and DataBreachToday. He has more than 34 years of journalism experience, with a focus on healthcare information technology issues. Before launching HealthcareInfoSecurity, he served as founding editor of Health Data Management magazine, where he worked for 17 years, and he served in leadership roles at several other healthcare magazines and newspapers.




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