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Encryption and CS Practiceworks on Win 7 pro

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Can I encrypt my HDD with Bitlocker or equivalent and not harm Practice works?  I am running WIn 7 Professional   thanks

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Re: Encryption and CS Practiceworks on Win 7 pro

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What Full Disk Encryption adds to practice management software is the complete protection of Patient information. It is considered secure under the HIPAA Breach Notification rule, as long as the software is validated under FIPS 440-2 (Federal Information Processing Standards).

If your computer, hard drive, or data is stolen and you are using Full Disk Encryption, it will not be necessary for you to report the loss under the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule. However, if this happens and your Patient information is only protected by conventional passwords, it will be necessary to file such a report.

Once an office purchases and installs Full Disk Encryption software, PracticeWorks will continue to work. The encryption will not keep the software from functioning, although it has been known to slow down the processing a little bit.

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What Full Disk Encryption adds to practice management software is the complete protection of Patient information. It is considered secure under the HIPAA Breach Notification rule, as long as the software is validated under FIPS 440-2 (Federal Information Processing Standards).

If your computer, hard drive, or data is stolen and you are using Full Disk Encryption, it will not be necessary for you to report the loss under the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule. However, if this happens and your Patient information is only protected by conventional passwords, it will be necessary to file such a report.

Once an office purchases and installs Full Disk Encryption software, PracticeWorks will continue to work. The encryption will not keep the software from functioning, although it has been known to slow down the processing a little bit.

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What guidance can you provide for file encryption on a server running windows 2012 server software?

Also, am I correct to conclude that workstation encryption is not required given that ephi sits on the server and not on the workstation?

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The solution above wasn't OS specific, would apply to 2012 Server as well

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My concern is that it would slow down the server. Any experience with that?

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Well, it is asking the server to perform additional tasks as you're working. Any slowness created would depend on resources available to your server. An older server may take longer to complete the tasks than a newer one. Any additional time to complete those tasks would eventually filter down to pworks is some form. 

I don't know of any offices experiencing slowness as a direct result of this, but might be a possibility.

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