Medical Record Shredding Service
Shredding of your medical records is critical to safeguarding patient data and protecting their identity. Did you know that medical records are one of the primary targets for identity thieves in Massachusetts? Identity Thieves can steal your information to get health services or insurance. Just like your credit history, it’s important to keep track of your medical files and destroy them via our secure shredding service.
Congress recognized the need for national patient record privacy standards in 1996 when they enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The law included provisions designed to save money for health care businesses by encouraging electronic transactions, but it also required new safeguards to protect the security and confidentiality of that information.
Most healthcare and medical professionals in Massachusetts understand that it is vital to properly destroy / shred 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 utmost care and professionalism. When medical records are being discarded, it is vital that the medical record destruction process also be managed with utmost care and security. That is where our medical records destruction service can come to safeguard your patients medical information.
In the United States, it is the law that healthcare 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 shredded prior to disposal. Our Medical Records are shredded in safe and secure environment.
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. Upon destruction of your medical records, our office will mail you a Notarized Certificate of Destruction that can help your HIPAA compliance. For more information about our medical records destruction service, click here
Medical Files Destruction
Most Boston MA health care and medical professionals understand the importance of properly destroying medical files, Patients Records, and Xrays in order to protect the privacy of their patients. Doctors and healthcare professionals are entrusted with individuals most sensitive and confidential medical information, which must be handled with utmost confidentiality and professionalism. 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 the law of the land 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. HIPAA compliance is not an option, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Area healthcare professionals must be extra careful in handling these documents, our company can help you comply with the law and securely shred all your old medical files and records in a secure fashion with a stringent chain of custody and 100% recycling of the medical records.
We offer medical files, X-ray and Patient record shredding services for:
- Doctors and Sergeants
- Pediatric Centers
- Walk-in Clinics
- Nursing Homes
- Psychiatrists & Psychotherapists
- Other physicians and health care centers
Benefits of Our Medical Records Destruction Service:
- Comply with MA State and Federal legislation.
- Safeguard your patients’ privacy.
- Prevent identity theft.
- Limit access of non-essential employees to personal information.
- Costs and space savings, Cut Your labor cost by hiring a professional shredder service company.
- Enhance patient care.
- Comply With HIPAA and avoid Hefty fines.
Call us today at 978.636.0301 to discuss your medical shredding needs, and feel confident knowing that your confidential records will be 100% shredded and recycled. Our shredding service is backed by a Notarized Certificate of destruction that we mail to you for compliance purposes.