Any healthcare professional understands how important it is to protect the privacy of their patients. Because of this, discarding old medical records is something that should not be taken lightly. This means that if you have medical records that you need to dispose of, then you should have them shredded prior to disposal using our medical document shredding service.
The destruction of old medical records should be done with incredible care; in fact, the Protected Health Information law requires it. The HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) states that before protected medical information can be disposed of, it needs to be properly destroyed. It’s not only enough that you destroy your medical documents before disposing of them – it’s required that you be able to provide proof of doing so as well. Healthcare professionals that do not abide by this law can be found willfully negligent and may have to pay the highest level of mandatory fines.
In addition to shredding old medical documents before their disposal, you may be in the process of scanning your medical documents so that they can be stored digitally. This is something that many medical practices are doing since this makes their medical records much easier to find and retrieve.
The following are some of the things that we can offer medical practices when providing medical document shredding:
We can provide medical document shredding services for anyone that needs them, including hospitals, walk-in clinics, family doctors, dentists, nursing homes, pharmacies and more. Following the secure shredding of your medical documents we will provide you with a certificate of destruction.
For more information about our document shredding services or for a free quote, be sure to contact us at Modern Image today.