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    Encryption

    Author | Date October 26, 2012
    Encryption: The process in which valuable protected health information is put into unintelligible characters to ensure that unauthorized persons cannot access it. The information can only be decrypted when authorized persons gain access. Or, the information can be decrypted when it is simply in a place that is deemed safe.
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