Shredding Services for the Medical Field
Protect the Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information
Regular document destruction services help medical facilities ensure the confidentiality of their patients' personal information. HIPAA and other regulations have codified patient confidentiality as a legal requirement and medical professionals, including all individuals with access to confidential patient information, face stiff fines and penalties for a failure to safeguard patient information. Under HIPAA, covered entities include all health care providers, regardless of practice size. Providers subject to the HIPAA Privacy Rule include doctors, dentists, chiropractors, and psychologists who work in facilities such as hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and nursing homes.
Health care clearinghouses, such as Medical Billing Services, are also covered by the Privacy Rule, as are all other business associates providing services to the health care industry.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule also applies to health care plans including:
- Medical, dental, and vision plans
- Medicare and Medicaid
- Long-term care insurers
- Veterans health plans
Shred One provides secure, customized, cost-effective medical document destruction solutions to assist the medical industry in compliance with all applicable privacy laws and regulations. Patient confidentiality and protection from identity theft are critical in the current regulatory climate.