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A simple way to start securing your Noah patient data

  by Scott Peterson, V.P. of New Product Development

 

Did you know:
If the Noah login system is not enabled, anyone opening up Noah can complete administrator-level tasks such as deleting and exporting patients!

With today’s data regulations, securing your patient data is more important than ever. The good news is that setting up basic password security in Noah System is not difficult.
Here are five easy steps to start protecting patient data on your Noah server PC from unauthorized users.

  1. In Noah System, click on the Setup menu. Then choose Administration and then User Administration
  2. In the Noah Console window, select the Security tab. You will see this window:



  3. On the Security tab, ensure that Disable login system is NOT chosen. To ensure extra secure passwords, select the option Enforce strong user passwords. Then click on the Apply button.
  4. Next, select the User List tab. 



  5. Use the New button to make a unique account for every Noah user who needs access to patient data on this Noah server PC. 

    IMPORTANT: When you create user accounts, ask each Noah user to choose their own user name, initials and password. Make sure that at least one of these accounts has Administrator privileges.

Your Noah login system should now be set up. To make sure, restart Noah, enter the user name and password for an account you just made and click on the OK button. You should now be logged into the Noah database.



IMPORTANT: If you have just enabled the login system, then you may need to log in twice before you are logged into Noah.

Once you are sure that your new user accounts are working correctly, change the password for the account ABC. This will ensure that other users cannot access your patient data using this default Noah user account.

For more in-depth information on properly securing patient data, please view the HIPAA security section of our website.

Next month, we will provide advanced tips to help you improve Noah patient data security.