EHR Passwords

Posted on July 2, 2018 I Written By

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Everyone has issues with passwords in their lives. I once saw a startup company who’s entire advertising at an event was a big screen that said “Kill Passwords.” They were mobbed by people that stopped to hear what they were doing (Sadly, they haven’t killed passwords yet).

Turns out that EHR users hate passwords too:

The responses to this thread are pretty epic. Here are a few of them that stood out to me:


Many doctors have felt like doing this…and a few have done it.


Sad, but true in some places.


Been there. In fact, I’m always there since some password I use reguarly is always changing on me.


This is what annoys me most. Many of these password policies aren’t based on security or they’re based on outdated security.


The best reason why IT professionals should get to know more reasonable password policies that are just as or even more secure.