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.

Medical Record Shredding

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 of old...
Properly Shredding Medical Records

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...
Private Folder

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...
Pill Bottles Awaiting Shredding

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...