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In a HITECH Answers article, MRO’s Anthony Murray, CISSP, Vice President of Information Technology, is quoted on his thoughts and advice during Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Although passwords may not be the most exciting aspect of healthcare cybersecurity, they are by far one of the most important. Passwords are the keys to patients’ sensitive information before, during and after healthcare encounters. Password management is serious business.

Healthcare providers should continually remind staff not to share passwords with others or post in public areas such as under keyboards or taped to monitors. Here are five guidelines to encourage more secure passwords in healthcare.

Anthony Murray

In his role as Chief Interoperability Officer, Murray oversees MRO’s strategic initiatives related to accelerating clinical data exchange. In addition to overseeing the clinical data exchange team, Anthony also is responsible for the interoperability, systems integrations, and security teams, to utilize advanced technologies to deliver secure, meaningful information exchange. Anthony, as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), serves as the company’s Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) and is positioned to provide common oversight of the security of MRO’s clinical data exchange. He partners closely with MRO’s privacy, compliance and innovation thought leaders, to assess all areas of the clinical data exchange and to provide value through modern, secure technologies. Anthony has over 20 years of experience in technology and security supporting the healthcare industry vertical, including release of information, clinical manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.

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