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Here's a scenario:

  1. An intranet CPOE application
  2. User runs a report, which downloads as a PDF and opens in Acrobat on the local PC
  3. User leaves the PC without logging out or closing Acrobat
  4. CPOE times out and auto-logs the user out
  5. The PDF with sensitive data stays open. It is also stored in the browser cache/download folder

Now, is this a HIPAA issue? Is there anything a CPOE vendor can do? There are other things like clipboard, screenshots, etc., all resulting in a similar issue.

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