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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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Deprovisioning

More important than provisioning an account is to deprovision it when it is no longer needed. This might be when an individual retires, moves to another facility, or is dismissed. The deprovisioning should be done as soon as possible, and the date and the reason for deprovisioning should be carefully recorded.

The deprovisioning of an account in healthcare is often done through simply disabling access rather than removing the account. This is to allow the user account information to remain intact for a period of time. For example, this user account information might be needed by the medical records department to preserve the provenance of medical information, to prove signatures well into the future, or for other reasons.

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