what happens after documents are shredded

What Do Scanning Services Do with Old Paper Copies?

If you’re interested in document scanning, you’re probably also interested in security and making sure your records are handled properly. But because records scanning requires that some else handles your records, you’ve probably wondered: what happens to my records after they’ve been scanned? Fortunately, the answer is simple: after...
manage a medical records destruction log

How to Manage a Proper Medical Record Destruction Log

A medical record destruction log is a detailed record that tracks when, what, and how inactive medical records were destroyed. These logs are important for ensuring that medical records are being destroyed properly to maintain compliance with HIPAA. What Should a Medical Record Destruction Log Include? Each medical record...
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Why Selling Old Office Equipment Carries Risks

When it comes to upgrading your office tech or freeing up space, it can be tempting to simply list your old copiers and printers on Craigslist. This might be an easy way to get rid of your aging printers and scanners. But it can actually put your sensitive information...
witnessed shredding

Defining Witnessed Shredding and Its Value

Just like it sounds, witnessed shredding is when you’re able to personally watch your papers being shredded, helping to provide extra shredding security. Although typically associated with mobile on-site shredding, there are actually multiple services and ways to watch your shredding. There are two main ways to witness your...
Hipaa and medical waste

Does HIPAA Apply to Medical Waste?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is primarily designed to enforce security of patient information by setting standards for protecting health information and holding the healthcare industry accountable for security. Enacted in 1996, the Department of Health and Human Services states that according to HIPAA, covered entities...
different types of medical waste disposal methods

Different Types of Medical Waste & Their Disposal Methods

Medical waste—usually defined as any potentially infectious material produced in a healthcare facility—comes in many different types. For example, a routine checkup may produce sharps waste (like needles) or “red bag” waste like bandages or surgical gloves. Proper handling and disposal of the different types of medical waste is...