No computer system is 100% safe from hacker attempts or other security breaches — internal or external. None. It’s hard to believe staff members might engage in this type of behavior; unfortunately, it does happen. HIPAA makes it mandatory for practices to review, implement, and monitor processes tied to securing electronic data to make sure protected health information remains confidential.
Passwords are one of the weakest links in electronic data protection. So, one of the most basic security processes a practice may implement is the use of passwords.
Follow these suggestions to start making your system safer.