Healthcare practitioners and professionals alike can agree that it is their utmost responsibility to properly handle vital patient documents to preserve the privacy of patients. Patients trust doctors and other healthcare offices with their confidential health information, and not properly shredding old medical records can quickly destroy this trust. Once confidential health information is accessed by an outsider, your company is liable for breaking the law, causing a security breach, or triggering identity theft.
Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), any health-related business the US must handle medical records under the jurisdiction of the mandated ruling of PHI, placing the safety of the patient first. Any documents that contain “protected health information” must be completely destroyed before being disposed.
More recently, HIPAA has been modified to put more attention on Covered Entities, such as Medical Clinics to train all staff on the secure destruction and disposal of PHI. Failure in doing so can bring multiple consequences to your business, resulting in large fines.
PROSHRED® Kansas City guarantees that confidential medical documents are destroyed and disposed of properly before leaving your company’s facility. We are qualified in the safe and secure destruction of medical materials to maintain the safety and security of your patients. Call PROSHRED® Kansas City today, to help protect your business today!
PROSHRED® offers medical record shredding and destruction services for:
- Surgical Locations
- Nursing Homes
- Walk-In Clinics
- Psychiatrists & Psychotherapists
- Other physicians and health care centers
Call PROSHRED® today to discuss your medical shredding needs, and feel confident knowing that your confidential records will be 100% shredded and destroyed.