The majority of health care and medical professionals are aware of how crucial it is to securely destroy medical records, in an effort to protect the privacy of patients. Doctors and healthcare practitioners are entrusted with an individual’s most confidential information, therefore it needs to be handled with extreme caution and professionalism at all times. When any medical records are being discarded, it is imperative that the destruction process is followed carefully and with the highest level of professionalism.
In the United States, the law states that health care organizations deal with patient medical records and documents known as “Protected Health Information (PHI)”, with the greatest level of care to ensure 100% patient privacy. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) mandates that this confidential medical information be securely destroyed prior to disposal.
Any changes to HIPAA place greater emphasis on the importance of Covered Entities, including medical clinics, to properly train employees on what is considered safe disposal of PHI. Failing to supply such training may be interpreted as willful neglect, and lead to the highest level of mandatory fines. You may learn more about the revised HIPAA requirements at www.properphidisposal.net.
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PROSHRED® offers medical record shredding and destruction services for:
- Surgery Centers
- Walk-in Clinics
- Nursing Homes
- Psychiatrists & Psychotherapists
- Other physicians and health care centers
Get in touch with PROSHRED® Tampa Bay today to speak to us about your medical shredding needs, and feel confident knowing that your confidential records will be 100% shredded and destroyed.