Protecting Healthcare Information
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.
Handling Proprietary Information & Records
Medical Regulations & Compliance
There are legal reasons to ensure that your medical records are properly disposed including state and federal laws that make businesses liable for the protection of private information, whether health-related, financial documents or otherwise. In fact, every medical business or healthcare organization in the United States is required by law to protect confidential information and ensure that it is properly disposed of at the end of its lifecycle.
Changes to HIPAA, the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, 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. Paper Cut's helps you ensure your medical records are destroyed properly and professionally before they leave your property. Paper Cut's is experienced in the careful destruction of health care records and medical charts, and helping to ensure the privacy of your patients and customers.
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. Therefore, when medical records are being discarded, it is vital that the medical records destruction process also be managed with utmost care and professionalism.
Shredding Medical Data Safely
Paper Cut's offers medical record shredding and destruction services for all types of health and medical related businesses and organizations, including:
- Doctors, Dentists
- Nursing Homes
- Surgery Centers
- Walk-in Clinics
- Psychiatrists & Psychotherapists
- Health Care Centers
- Other physicians
Call Paper Cut's today to discuss your shredding and file storage needs for medical records and scientific research. Rest assured that you can feel confident knowing that your confidential records will be safely stored, recorded or 100% shredded and destroyed based on your specific business requirements. With over 15 years of document security experience, we are well qualified in handling the destruction of your medical records and confidential data.
Proof of Destruction
State and Federal privacy laws require that a majority of our clients across different industries must produce a Certificate of Destruction to confirm that the shredding of their specific documents has been completed. Whether a medical facility, financial institution, attorneys office, educational organization, home residence, or a small/medium business, requesting a Certificate of Destruction ensures that the shredding process for your full compliancy with privacy laws like HIPAA, HITECH, FACTA and GLBA is completed.