Please read this email if you copy Seton data onto removable storage devices, such as thumb drives or CDs.
Next month, the Seton Healthcare Family will increase our electronic security so that we may better protect our patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI). Beginning on July 10, you will be required to set an encryption password on all files you copy from a Seton computer to a removable storage device.
What is a removable storage device?
- optical discs (Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs)
- memory cards (CompactFlash card, Secure Digital card, memory stick)
- USB flash drives / thumb drives
- Apple products – iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad
- USB MP3 players
- smart phones
The Removable Storage Encryption (RSE) program is fairly simple to navigate. This program will not affect a cell phone, iPod or other device plugged into your computer simply to charge nor will it encrypt the actual storage device. Only files copied from Ascension Health/Seton computers to the storage device will be encrypted. The program will also copy a plug-and-play utility on the device so you may open these encrypted files on your home computer. All you need is the password used to encrypt the file.