In being just a little over halfway through 2015, still, this year's Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) Data Breach Report reveals that 424 data breaches have already occurred as of July 14. This partial year's breaches have exposed more sensitive customer information than last year's breaches. Now is certainly a prime time for companies to review their security measures they take to prevent being the victim data breaches.
The ITRC reports that a vast majority of the breaches that have taken place so far this year occurred in the medical and healthcare field, which is surprising considering that businesses with access to such sensitive information by federal law must be HIPAA compliant.
HIPAA requires businesses hosting sensitive information to "maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards for protecting e-PHI (Electronic Personal Health Information)."
Giva is HIPAA compliant and implements each of these safeguards and more with their 7 Key Elements of HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Help Desk Software for Electronic Health & Medical Records. With these elements, it is easier than ever to be HIPAA compliant and protect personal health information, preventing disastrous breaches before they happen.