Don’t let your browser cloud your FOCUS

Use Chrome

FOCUS is configured to run best in the Chrome browser.  Here are some setting that can maximize ideal functioning under the Chrome Menu  (top right corner) > Settings

Chrome Menu

  1. Keep Chrome Up-to-date
    • Go to Chrome Menu > Settings > About
  1. Do not save your password and login
    • When you login, a box pops up and asks if you want to save – click NEVER.
    • If you have saved it, delete it
      1. Go to Chrome Menu > Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Passwords and Forms > Manage Passwords > hover over the FOCUS web address and click the X to delete
      2. Or to delete a saved password
  1. Do not save cookies for FOCUS
    • Chrome Settings>History>Clear Browsing Data>Content Setting (bottom of page) > Manage exceptions…
      1. add [*.] to clear on exit (or add your custom FOCUS address)

Keep Your Computer Secured

  1. Use anti-malware (anti-  virus, spyware, adware, nagware, trojans and worms)
    • Keep it up to date
    • Set it to run regularly (remember, your computer has to be on at that time)
    • Routinely check to make sure it is running as expected
  2. You can give your computer a quick check with Malwarebytes – find it free at
  3. Search the web for best antivirus programs, like here from PC Magazine

Learn about Managed Services

Worn out with keeping your computers working optimally?   Operating with unreliable technology is bad for business; productivity diminishes, downtime interrupts, expenses pile up.  Learn more about how an IT company can maintain your devices through Managed Services.


Passwords and PINs

Accessing Protected Health Information that is found in your client records in FOCUS is serious business.  Make sure you have a strong password and PIN, just like you need for your bank, credit cards and ATM machines.

STRONG passwords have the following characteristics:

  • Contain at least three of the five following character classes:
    • Lower case characters and Upper case characters
    • Numbers
    • Punctuation
    • “Special” characters (e.g. @#$%^&*()_+|~-=\`{}[]:”;'<>/ etc)
  • Contain at least fifteen alphanumeric characters.

Consider using the first letter of each word in a phrase, like “I like to ride horses at the farm” with numbers, capital letters and special characters, ex. Il2rh@tf316

There are apps to help store passwords protected – like MiniKeePass, 1Password, and many others.

WEAK passwords have the following characteristics:

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