Medical Records are protected by federal law- it’s important to be sure that you secure and properly destroy patient medical records to avoid penalties and persecution.

Learn more about what steps your practice needs to take to ensure you comply with HIPAA and FACTA, and read recent stories of some of the consequences involved with improper handling of medical records.

Do I Need Yellow or Black Containers for My Chemo Waste?

Properly disposing of your medical waste reduces exposure for your employees and helps keep the environment clean and safe. If you produce chemotherapy waste, you will be dealing with hazardous and borderline hazardous waste that you must handle and dispose properly. What Is Chemo Waste? Chemo waste includes materials...

How To Properly Dispose Medical Waste

Medical waste can be harmful and aid in the spread of infectious diseases. In order to protect patients and employees, medical waste needs to be disposed of properly. Watch the video below or read the following transcript for a guide on proper medical waste disposal. Video Transcript What is...

How to Safely Dispose of Medical Waste

Medical waste must be properly handled and disposed of to prevent the unnecessary spread of infectious diseases. What is Medical Waste Medical waste is any type of material that is itself or is contaminated by (or even potentially contaminated by) infectious materials. This type of waste includes items such...

Medical Records Shredding Guidelines and Processes

All types of sensitive documentation requires secure destruction at the end of its lifecycle. But medical records require extra attention because they contain such a high volume of personally identifiable information and are highly targeted by criminals and hackers. The best way to protect patient health records is to...

Medical Records Shredding Guidelines

  The healthcare industry is constantly burdened with documents containing confidential patient information which require strict regulations to keep the information protected. However, even with some of the most stringent regulations put in place by HIPAA and other government based institutions, data breaches are an all-too-familiar occurrence. Proper disposal...

Properly Shredding Your Medical Records

Medical records contain troves of private information including names, birthdates, addresses, account numbers, health plan numbers, social security numbers, and more. Because they have such a high volume of personally identifiable information, these files are commonly targeted by criminals and identity thieves. Because medical records are highly sought after...

Protecting Paper Medical Records from Abuse and Misuse

Due to the massive amount of personally identifiable information (PII) that paper medical records contain, identity thieves often salivate at the possibility of laying their hands on these sensitive documents. In order to ensure proper protection of medical records and that heavy HIPAA fines will be avoided, many healthcare...

Shredding Pill Bottles and Pharmaceutical Waste

An individual’s health file contains more information about that person than anyone else should be able to see. If the wrong person were to get their hands on such private information, they would easily be able to take advantage. To help prevent this possibility from becoming a reality, there...