Practicing Computer Safety at MedStar

Practicing Computer Safety at MedStar

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Your MedStar Health user ID is provided for your personal use. MedStar Health user IDs provide access to a wide range of services that are restricted for use by you personally (e.g., Protected Health Information, proprietary or confidential information).

Passwords and log-ins assigned to each associate for the purpose of access to MedStar technology resources are not to be shared for any reason with anyone. This includes logging in other associates or outside contractors to utilize a MedStar Health computer or laptop. You can be held accountable for anything done while logged in with your MedStar Health user ID. 

Associates should ensure that access to data and Protected Health Information is limited to authorized personnel. This information should never be shared via insecure email, fax, printing, or other non-protected channels. Someone who obtains your access could view or even modify sensitive information, potentially violating privacy or even the law. Never leave a workstation unattended; you should always lock the machine or log out before you walk away.

Together, we can reduce cybersecurity risks to our organization, associates and patients. MedStar Health is committed to ensuring that all associates are knowledgeable about cybersecurity and prepared to identify and avoid cybersecurity risks. Learn more about cybersecurity at MedStar at

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