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Medical Record Shredding

Most health care and medical professionals understand that it is vital to properly destroy medical records to protect the privacy of patients. Doctors and healthcare practitioners are entrusted with an individual's sensitive and confidential information, which must be handled with care and professionalism. Thus when medical records are being discarded, it is vital that the medical records destruction process also be managed with the utmost care and professionalism.

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Health care professional discarding confidential documents into a proshred secure console bin

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

In the United States, healthcare organizations are bound by law to treat patient medical records and documents, collectively known as "Protected Health Information (PHI)," with the highest degree of care regarding patient privacy. Enforced by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), this legislation mandates that protected medical information must be thoroughly and securely destroyed before disposal to safeguard patient confidentiality and comply with regulatory requirements.

Why Is HIPAA Important?

Changes to HIPAA put more emphasis on the need for Covered Entities, including medical clinics, to train their employees on the proper disposal of PHI. Failures to provide such training could be considered willful neglect and result in the highest level of mandatory fines. PROSHRED® helps you ensure your Healthcare records are destroyed properly and professionally before they leave your property. PROSHRED® is experienced in the careful destruction of Medical Records Shredding and helping to ensure the privacy of your patients and customers. Let PROSHRED® be your qualified and experienced shredding company handling the destruction of your medical records.

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PROSHRED employee going over paperwork with a Healthcare professional

Medical Record Shredding Services

PROSHRED®offers shredding and destruction services for:

  • Doctors
  • Surgery Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Walk-in Clinics
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Nursing Homes
  • Physiotherapists
  • Pharmacies
  • Naturopaths
  • Psychiatrists & Psychotherapists
  • Other Physicians & Health Care Centers

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