Michael P. Magrath

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Michael Magrath is responsible for aligning VASCO Data Security’s solution road map with standards and regulatory requirements globally. He is a nationally recognized leader in field of healthcare identity management. A frequent speaker and thought leader he previously lead healthcare business development for VASCO in North America delivering identity proofing and strong authentication solutions for provider and patient applications.

Mike is a current member of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group’s (IDESG) Board of Directors and served as Chairman of the HIMSS Identity Management Task Force in 2016 to 2017. The Task Force represented HIMSS’ membership with regard to national and industry initiatives on identity management, such as the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) and the IDESG and other national policy and technical efforts.

Prior to VASCO, he served as Director for Identity Solutions for DrFirst and focused on streamlining and securing the identity management process for healthcare providers nationwide and increasing the adoption of electronically prescribing controlled substances (EPCS).

Before DrFirst, Mike lead Gemalto’s market and business development activities in the U.S. government and healthcare markets and was a contributing member of the Health Record Banking Alliance, WEDI, HIMSS, the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance and the Secure ID Coalition.

Mike served as Chairman of the Secure Technology Alliance’s (formerly the Smart Card Alliance) Health & Human Services Council from 2010-2014 where he led initiatives to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology in healthcare. He served as an advisor to the American Medical Association supporting a Center for Disease Control grant to develop and test the viability of a "Health Security Card" to identify and expeditiously treat victims in the event of a disaster.

In addition to his board role, Mike is also an active member of the IDESG’s Healthcare Committee.

Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is married with three children and resides in Northern Virginia.

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