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Password Selection

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It is a good practice to choose a secure password. To often an easy-to-guess password is chosen, which defeats the whole purpose of passwords!  A strong password would look like "r%i1L" or "sus99an1".  A secure password should contain:


No less than 6 characters
Not be the same as your user name, personal name or birthday
Does not sound like a dictionary word (e.g. "glove")
Contains a combination of capital & lower case letters, numerical and/or special characters.


Having a simple password can leave you vulnerable to guessing or dictionary attacks, which can lead to unauthorized access to patient information. HIPAA regulations require that you make every attempt to secure your data.  We recommend you use a password that has at a minimum eight characters and contains a combination of both letters and numbers.  Passwords should be changed regularly.