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What You Need to Know About FACTA and Other Shredding Laws

Kevin Webber - Jan 17, 2020 8:33:12 AM

Shredding is more than just a document disposal method. It’s a way to protect sensitive information, maintain customer and employee privacy, and prevent identity theft. It’s also the law—federal regulations like FACTA dictate how organizations should execute document destruction. Failing to follow these rules can result in massive fines, legal troubles, and damages to your brand’s reputation.

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Digital Media Destruction: How to Be HIPAA Compliant

Kevin Webber - Dec 11, 2018 10:10:26 AM

Did you know that a significant number of hard drives bought on the second hand market still contain personal information? Even despite obvious indications that someone had attempted to overwrite the information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires that, “covered entities apply appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the privacy of protected health information (PHI).” This means that your practice must have safeguards in place that limit any disclosure of PHI.

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What to Look for When Selecting a Shredding Service for Your Medical Practice

Kevin Webber - Dec 4, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Secure management of your patient’s medical records is a process that begins the moment the records are created and continues until the moment they are destroyed. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires healthcare providers to regularly shred sensitive documents and proper disposal of all Protected Health Information (PHI) is one of the most vital HIPAA requirements to enforce.

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Secure Document Shredding: How to Be HIPAA Compliant

Kevin Webber - Nov 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Data security is an important area of concern for medical practices and protecting your sensitive records is required by law. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets forth guidelines for protecting Protected Health Information (PHI) in the HIPAA Privacy Rule. PHI is defined as information, including demographic data, that is used to identify a patient or provide health care services or health care coverage. Medical histories, test results, insurance information— all individually identifiable health information is included.

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Three Types of PHI That Should Be Destroyed

Kevin Webber - Jun 8, 2018 3:35:32 PM

Protected Health Information (PHI) is any data that contains a patient’s name or could be combined with other information to determine the patient’s identity. It is your responsibility to ensure that PHI is not open to theft or even simple exposure, by following the guidelines set forth by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

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