Most health care and medical professionals understand that it is vital to properly destroy medical records in order to protect the privacy of patients. Doctors and healthcare practitioners are entrusted with individuals most 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 utmost care and professionalism.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
In the United States, it is law that health care organizations handle patient medical records and documents known as “Protected Health Information (PHI)”, with the highest regard for patient privacy. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires that this protected medical information be properly destroyed prior to disposal.
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 medical records are destroyed properly and professionally before they leave your property. PROSHRED® is experienced in the careful destruction of health care records and medical charts, 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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