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Password Managers – 4 Reasons You Should Use One for Your Medical Practice

Password Managers – 4 Reasons You Should Use One for Your Medical Practice

Are you considering using a password manager?

When you think about it, a password can be the barrier that stands between a hacker and your important data, patient information, or even unwanted entry into your medical practice’s network.

Sure, there are several things you can employ to make it harder for cybercriminals, including multi-factor authentication. But the password is the primary obstacle.

 

Too many passwords to remember

Many people are aware they need to be creating and using complex passwords – but in reality, many aren’t doing this. Why?

Most business workers have to juggle numerous passwords just to maintain their job functions. Add to that all the other passwords they have to keep in mind from outside of work, and that typically equates to a large number of credentials to memorize.

Practice managers and physicians have a high responsibility to ensure they have hard-to-penetrate accounts and computers. Their systems have all manner of sensitive data, such as patient histories, medical billing information, personally identifiable information (PII), and more. You don’t want any of these getting into the wrong hands.

It’s no wonder password managers are gaining popularity. A password manager is an application that securely stores your passwords.

 

Here are 4 reasons why you might consider using a password manager for your medical office.

 

1. Password managers enable you and your staff to effortless wield complex passwords

When you have to memorize a password, many people will use strings of words or things they can remember