Proper confidential document shredding is crucial to remain HIPAA compliant and to protect your patients’ and clients’ sensitive data and personal information. Superior Medical Waste Disposal specializes in the safe and compliant handling of secure documents. Contact us today for a quote.
What Is Medical Record Shredding?
Commercial document shredding is used in almost every United States healthcare facility. The most common reason to use an on-site shredding service is to stay in compliance with HIPAA policies. Using medical shredding services ensures your office is properly disposing of clients’ private documents that are protected by HIPAA.
The grey and white locking consoles seen throughout a healthcare office are used to store sensitive documents safely. There are also garbage bin-sized containers used in the back of faculties. The paper waste is shredded on-site in one of our shredding partner’s trucks, and the empty console is returned to the office to be refilled.
Sensative Document Producer Best Practices
HIPAA compliant shredding requires you to shred PHI documents (or hard drives) in a way so that the PHI is not only unreadable but impossible to reconstruct. In other words, it should be impossible to reenact a scene from a film where a spy takes a shredded document from a bin and pastes the pieces back together.
Remember that the shredding process doesn’t apply solely to paper records. If you choose to shred other file types, the same protocols apply. You must use the appropriate technology to ensure the files are not only destroyed but unsalvageable.
Recycling of Shredded Paper
All the paper shredded from our HIPPA-compliant shredding partner is recycled. They recycle over 2 million pounds of paper per year! Rest assured, the best way to keep your customers’ information safe and our planet safe is to use Superior Medical Waste for the secure disposal of documents.
Superior Can Help With Secured Document Shredding
We know that proper paper waste removal is just as important as medical waste removal. That is why we have partnered with another local company that shares the same values we hold. If you need medical shredding services at your healthcare facility, Superior can get it done. Contact us today for a quote.