HIPAA Compliance can be simpler
HIPAA compliance | Protecting the Privacy of ePHI – effective user data backup
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In order to prevent unauthorised access to private information, Health Care institutions need a reliable endpoint data backup software security solution. This not only protects confidential business data, but also protects patient healthcare records and staff personal data. This should not only be a HIPAA compliance consideration, it should be a moral obligation for all organisations in this industry.
Data that isn’t effectively protected is left vulnerable to data breaches and data loss- negating any attempts at data privacy and resulting in HIPAA non-compliance.
Loss of user data is a pervasive security problem among global companies, according to a survey released by Ponemon Institute and Vontu, a San Francisco-based provider of data loss prevention products
According to the survey, which queried nearly 500 information security professionals, Eighty-one percent of companies reported the loss of one or more laptops containing sensitive information during the past 12 months,
Lost data can result in:
- Access to confidential PHI by unauthorised parties
- Reputational damage
- Compliance consequences
- Legal action
The kind of user data protection solutions required to protect health care data in the modern, mobile, world are endpoint device focused – developed ‘from the ground up’ to provide IT with a simple, reliable and rapid response tool to secure, backup and recover data from laptops, desktops and other devices. Making HIPAA compliance simpler.