How to Manage Your Medical Record Retention and Destruction

How to Manage Medical Record Retention and Destruction

There is a wide range of different medical record retention and destruction requirements on both a federal and state level. Additionally, it’s critical you’re following best practices to ensure you’re staying in line with HIPAA and state standards. Following guidelines is essential for protecting yourself from legal consequences. As...
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How to Implement a Medical Record Retention and Destruction Process

Healthcare organizations are required to store medical records for a specified retention period. Implementing a record retention and destruction process is vital for legal compliance and provides many other benefits to health organizations. Organizing records saves space in the workplace, improves continuity of care for patients, and ensures easy...
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Data Breach Types and How to Protect Yourself

Considering the average cost of a data breach in 2019 hit $8.19 million and how in just the first six months of the year there were more than 3,800 data breaches, it’s essential you know the types of breaches to look out for and more importantly how to protect...

Top Tips for Data Breach Prevention & Response

Cyber-criminals are learning new techniques and tricks to steal information from people. It can be difficult to predict what they will do during an attack, but there are still things you can do for data breach prevention. It’s important to protect against invasion and try to minimize the damage....
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Residential Shredding: Services That Come to You

There are two primary services used today for residential shredding services where providers come to you—mobile shredding and Ship ‘N’ Shred. Although all residential shredding services offer the same convenience of having them come to you, there are also differences that can make one option more preferable than the...

Scanning Plus Shredding: A Secure Way to Go Digital

Today, there are more and more businesses are scanning documents and going digital. However, this raises a new question—what are you options for disposing old paper copies? It’s most common to shred documents by yourself or through a shredding service before you dispose them. However, instead of having to do...
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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. However, records scanning requires someone else to handle your records. This is why you’ve probably wondered: what happens to my records after they’ve been scanned? The answer is simple...
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Keeping a Medical Records Destruction Log

Medical records destruction logs help to organize destruction and retention tracking for records. This helps to physically get information on paper. Additionally, the goal of a destruction log is to keep a permanent record of all retired, inactive, and shredded documents. Also, it’s best to include as many details as...
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How to Manage a Proper Medical Record Destruction Log

Practices are growing everyday, and it’s no doubt the records are piling up. However, it’s important to keep track of records and retention times. After their expiration, they need to go through proper destruction. Having a medical record destruction log can help the process as well. A medical record...