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Eric Heflin


Department:     Information, Risk & Operations Management

Eric Heflin is a lecturer in the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. He teaches MIS 373, Technical Dimensions of Cybersecurity. 

Heflin is an industry professional with a focus on cybersecurity and national-scale health care data information exchange.

As the co-founder, chief technology officer (CTO), and chief information security officer (CISO) of eHealth Exchange, Heflin oversaw the growth and security of the largest health information exchange (HIE) network in the U.S. He also architected HIETexas, the official HIE of the State of Texas, for which he was the CTO and CISO.

He is an active software engineer, architect, entrepreneur, and biomedical device inventor. Heflin is a current member of the board of directors of IHE USA, an industry standards development organization, and a former board member of IHE International.

Heflin provides health care data and cybersecurity consulting services (directly or as a subcontractor) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Veterans Health Administration, the Department of Defense, Oracle Cerner, IBM, and others. 

Heflin has a B.S. degree in computer science from Texas A&M University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a certified product manager. He earned his M.A. in Cybersecurity from Harvard University.