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.