Since the passing of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA), patient record privacy standards have been nationally recognized. In order to comply with these national standards, the healthcare industry has had to adapt protecting medical records from identity thieves. To facilitate the assistance in saving healthcare businesses money, HIPPA encourages electronic transaction. More importantly, HIPPA requires the protection of the confidentiality and security of medical information.
Beyond the compliance standards outlined by the legal requirements of HIPPA, documentation destruction is essential to maintaining doctor-patient confidentiality. Any employee with access to an individual’s identifiable health records must comply with these national standards. As such, doctors, pharmacists, hospitals, insurers, healthcare clearing houses, and managed care companies must all adhere to government medical records regulations.
ALLSHRED Information Destruction, Inc. has worked with a variety of medical entities over the last several years. Ensuring the compliance and security of many different Florida healthcare organizations, AllShred Inc. complies with the following legislation:
- Federal Trade Commission Act
- Electronic Espionage Act
- Sarbanes Oxley Act
- FACTS Disposal Rule
- US Safe Harbor Act
- USA Patriot Act
Medical identity theft has gained serious momentum over the last several years. Handling these breaches of security is incredibly costly, especially based upon the typical budget constraints in the healthcare industry. As such, the healthcare sector is no longer required to store out of date medical records due to both security and monetary rationale.
Purge your medical paper trail has become more crucial than ever before. With the ALLSHRED Information Destruction, Inc. guarantee, healthcare companies can trust that we will comply with legislation, prevent security breaches, and protect the privacy of patient information. Contact AllShred Inc. today and take the first step toward privacy protection with the most comprehensive medical information destruction.