Managing Password Protection Policies and User Access Controls on Your Hospital Management System

Arun Joseph VargheseArun Joseph Varghese on November 21, 2021

Managing hospital data is a difficult task. With so many different people having access to hospital management systems, it's necessary to implement security measures. 

Password protection policies and user access controls are two ways of creating secure hospital data access, but they can be easy to forget about when hospital staff members start changing passwords and adding users without notifying IT administrators. 

This blog post will discuss how you can manage password protection policies and user access controls to provide secure hospital data for everyone who needs it!

To start with, you should be aware that password protection policies and user access controls are not the same. 

Password protection policies control how passwords are set up for hospital staff members to gain access to hospital management systems. User access controls, on the other hand, determine which users have permission to perform certain tasks within hospital management systems. Both of these security measures protect your database against hospital data breaches. 

If you were to implement strong password protection policies and user access controls, it should be difficult for hackers to obtain hospital management system log-in information or see sensitive patient, client, or employee records.

Here are a few measures you can adopt to manage password protection policies and user access controls:

  • Set up user access controls to ensure hospital staff members have the right levels of permission.
  • Disable inactive accounts that may be holding hospital passwords.
  • Follow password guidelines to help prevent security breaches.
  • Document hospital password changes or login changes in general.
  • Review hospital passwords with hospital staff members when they expire.
  • Implement a password rotation policy where the password is not maintained for more than 90 days.
  • Impose restricted access points that enable the user to control where or with which devices employees can log into the hospital management system.
  • Impose a password encryption policy that allows passwords to be stored in codes rather than in plain text, making it difficult for hackers to read your credentials off any server.
  • Enable audit controls, thereby making it possible to review leakage and ensure logging of all transactions in the application.

The lack of password policies and user access controls increases the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive information such as their case medical records and other healthcare-related communication.

With Insta by Practo, your data is more secure than ever before.

  • All data is backed up and versioned multiple times at secure locations across the world. We also employ a smart feature called point-in-time recovery to retrieve the data from a specific period.
  • We make sure your data is always protected with multiple layers of 256-bit encryption over the network.
  • The two-factor authentication feature prevents unauthorized access.
  • Practo is ISO-27001 certified and hosts data only on HIPAA-compliant data servers.

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