Month: January 2018

The Importance of Using Passwords in Healthcare

Passwords and Passphrases The Administrative Safeguards of the HIPAA Security Rule requires Covered Entities (CEs) and Business Associates (BAs) to: Implement procedures for creating, changing and safeguarding passwords [For details see: Security Awareness and Training, §164.308(a)(5)]. Make sure you create and regularly use strong passwords (i.e. usually 10 characters or more and includes uppercase and …

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Mobile Devices and Protected Health Information

Mobile Devices in Healthcare These days more mobile devices and Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices are more powerful and hold more information than ever before and pose heightened security risks. This includes your smartphone, tablet, medical device (medical equipment storing electronic protected health information [ePHI]), and any other type of equipment that provides convenient …

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