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Medical Records Shredding Guidelines and Processes

Medical Records Shredding Guidelines and Processes
Medical records shredding guidelines and processes are much more strict than most other typical shredding laws, primarily because of the heightened sensitivity of the information in question. The HIPAA privacy rule, in particular, requires healthcare clearinghouses, health plans, and healthcare providers create effective security measures to prevent unauthorized personnel from accessing any Protected Health Information (PHI) at any time, including but not limited to, during destruction. By implementing a reliable shredding policy, you can effectively safeguard your compliance and the integrity of your customer data long-term.   

The recommended, and most effective, method of destruction for medical records is with professional shredding services, like those at Corrigan Record Storage. In order to ensure unquestionable compliance and maintain ideal office organization, all medical records and documents that contain PHI and are expired should be shredded. PHI may refer to names, driver’s license numbers, social security numbers, treatment information, and any other identifiable documents or data. If you have medical records and other sensitive information that needs to be shredded, or you need to establish a fixed shredding schedule to keep up with your demand, a secure shredding service provider, like Corrigan Record Storage, can handle the entire process from start to finish.

Not only does Corrigan Record Storage provide exceptionally secure shredding services for all types of medical records, files, hard drives, computer processing units, and other materials containing sensitive information, but we also make sure to prioritize superior security above all else to help keep you compliant. Our bins are designed to guarantee that anything disposed of cannot be retrieved again, remaining locked until the moment they are ready to be emptied into the shredder. Our secure shredding facility features alarmed gates that require proper credentials to pass through to ensure that no one can access your assets once they leave your possession. Most importantly, Corrigan Record Storage offers proof of compliance through the provision of official destruction certificates for every client.      

Failure to comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and other federal and state regulations, can cost an institution up to $250,000 and even years of prison time. Save yourself the time, money, and headache of falling behind in your industry by letting the excellent business services at Corrigan Record Storage help you keep up with all your professional shredding needs. Corrigan Record Storage has the secure shredding solutions you need to propel your success; all you have to do is trust in us. Please call 248.344.9185 or 1.800.944.7716, or complete the contact form in the sidebar to learn more about all of our convenient, secure and affordable services provided only by Corrigan Record Storage.



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