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HOW TO encrypt patients info?

Posted: Nov 26th, '12, 17:36
by administrator
You may encrypt patients info by 'turning ON' special key in settings file.
This feature is available from v2.1.0

1. To do this simply go to include/settings.inc.php and define PATIENTS_ENCRYPTION to be true:

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define('PATIENTS_ENCRYPTION', true);


2. Make sure the "first_name" and "last_name" fields in table patients have COLLATE latin1_swedish_ci:

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ALTER TABLE  `patients` CHANGE  `first_name`  `first_name` VARCHAR( 50 ) CHARACTER SET latin1 COLLATE latin1_swedish_ci NOT NULL;
ALTER TABLE  `patients` CHANGE  `first_name`  `last_name` VARCHAR( 50 ) CHARACTER SET latin1 COLLATE latin1_swedish_ci NOT NULL;


After you 'turn ON' this key, a major patient's info will be encrypted.
We recommend you to make this operation before installation, if you need it, otherwise you will need to re-enter data of previously patients added patients.