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Can You Keep a Secret? 9 Tips for Creating Strong Passwords.

The computers in your office are veritable treasure chests of information cyber pirates would love to get their hands on. Only authorized personnel in a practice should have the keys to unlock what’s inside.  Passwords as those keys. They play an important role in protecting Electronic Health Records (EHR) and the vital information those records hold. The HIPAA Security Rule says that “reasonable and appropriate . . . procedures for creating, changing, and safeguarding passwords” must be in place. But the rule doesn’t stop there. It goes on to say that “In addition to providing passwords for access, entities must ensure that workforce […]

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Best Popcorn for Watching a Short HIPAA Video about Security of EHR

This short blog is going to point you in the direction of a good HHS video about the security of EHR  and a good popcorn to go with it. I’ve always loved popcorn. Who doesn’t? I remember my mom sprinkling the kernels into the hot oil in a heavy-duty kettle on our kitchen stove, slapping on the kettle’s cover, sliding the whole thing back and forth over a red-hot burner. And me and my sisters waiting for the “pop-pop-pop” that told us our favorite snack would soon be ready for Saturday Night at the Movies on the couch in the […]

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