Medical Records Destruction Solutions
Legislation and Identity Theft make patient confidentiality critical
Doctor-patient confidentiality has been a long-standing obligation. Now thanks to government regulations such as HIPAA, securely destroying medical records is a legal requirement.
Virtually every person who has access to individually identifiable health information including doctors, hospitals, pharmacists, managed care companies, insurers and healthcare clearing houses must comply with regulated legislation, including the following:
- FACTA Disposal Rule
- Federal Trade Commission Act
- Electronic Espionage Act
- Sarbanes Oxley Act
- USA Patriot Act
- US Safe Harbor Act
A Shred-it medical records destruction solution can save you money
Due to budgetary constraints, proper compliance can seem daunting for the health care sector. With the increase in digital imaging, electronic health records and e-prescriptions, health care providers are being faced with the additional challenge of compliant medical records destruction of years of paper files to comply with privacy and confidentiality regulations.
Storing out of date records is neither cost effective nor secure. A Shred-it medical records destruction solution is both. Shred-it not only helps you stay compliant, but does so in a way that increases the efficiency of your entire organization. Our secure, proven document destruction process is fast and efficient, with minimal disruption to your business. As your medical records destruction partner, we can tailor our services to meet your specific needs.
Medical identity theft costs everyone
Reports show roughly 250,000 Americans are the victims of medical identity theft annually. That figure is on the rise, propelled by a huge demand for prescription drugs on the black market, as well as false health insurance claims.
In light of these medical identity theft facts it becomes increasingly important to eliminate your paper trail.
Benefits of Shred-it’s Medical Records Destruction solutions:
- Comply with legislation
- Safeguard your patients’ privacy
- Prevent identity theft and security breaches
- Limit access of non-essential employees to personal information
- Costs and space savings
- Enhance patient care
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How a Shred-it medical records destruction solution comes together
Once your organization’s needs have been assessed and a secure medical records destruction program put in place, your service is conducted when you want, where you want and how you want, with minimal disruption. When your console is full, our security-screened representatives arrive and remove the materials for secure shredding behind locked doors.
Our machinery is highly advanced, and allows us to shred your documents so they can never be re-constructed. We guarantee the best security and uncompromised compliance.
Contact Us for more information on how Shred-it document destruction can help your health care organization stay secure and legally compliant.
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