If your company deals with medical records, you are probably already familiar with HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996). Many health organizations put their medical records into electronic form, and therefore are not required to keep all of the paper documents afterwards.
However, this information cannot be recycled afterwards as medical information is considered confidential. Identity thieves often use medical information for a number of illegal practices. Therefore, it is extremely important that this information be properly destroyed.
Most medical facilities probably have numerous medical records and reports that need to be shredded. Therefore, it is important to choose a professional shredder who can accommodate your needs. If you work for a large medical facility, there are ways which money can be saved including joining together with other departments to send out your shredding as this might entitle you to a group or heavy volume shredding rate.
Your clients deserve your utmost respect and ensuring the proper shredding of their confidential information will save you all many issues including identity theft and negative effects on your health which can be caused from stress. Ensuring proper disposal of your records from the get-go means not having to worry about the consequences later.
On-site paper shredding as well as e-waste disposal are needed services. Land Shark Shredding has on-site shredding trucks constantly on Nashville roads providing the best HIPAA document destruction compliance and paper shredding services in the state. To get a free quote or learn more about our shredding services, please contact Land Shark Shredding by phone at 877-53-SHRED(74733) or visit www.landsharkshredding.com