Shredding Services for Doctors in CT
When your medical office needs to shred patient charts just give Time Shred a call. We offer Connecticut doctors medical records shredding services Monday through Saturday. To get a quote and make an appointment for as soon as tomorrow give us a call today.
Why You Need HIPAA Compliant Document Destruction
In 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) passed into law. The main intent of the law was to protect a patient’s health information. The law included a privacy rule that covered a patient’s medical records with significant privacy protections and severe penalties for violations. Every medical facility from doctor’s offices, urgent care centers, ambulatory surgical centers, laboratories, Hospitals, and many other healthcare providers are required to implement a patient privacy plan that includes the destruction of medical records. Connecticut is one of many states that have tightened the HIPAA privacy provisions with state provisions applicable to Medical Records. A mistake in medical record destruction can result in costly fines. We can help you avoid this with our on-site shredding service.
Health Care Providers Create Large Amounts of Private Information
Patient health information is one of the most personal and private information about an individual. HIPPA privacy laws are in place to make sure medical records stay private. However, health care providers rank among the highest producers of confidential documents compared to other industries. Disposing of unneeded and outdated medical information is an enormous task and time-consuming task. Outsourcing the shredding of these records is your best option.
The Benefits of Outsourcing Destruction of Medical Information
Securely destroying patient information on paper requires a lot of time and expensive equipment. You should focus on patient care and leave the shredding to professionals. Hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and physician offices are in the business of making sick people better. Few other industries have incorporated computerization the way health care has done with electronic medical records systems. Even though the amount of paper and documentation created in the healthcare industry is still voluminous. Outsourcing your document shredding to the right company will make the process easier, less expensive than doing it yourself and make you HIPAA compliant.
Make Sure You Use A NAID AAA Certified Shredding Company
The NAID AAA Certification means the company must adhere to the strictest policies and procedures for security and professionalism in the information destruction industry. Our document shredding staff comes to your medical facility uniformed and displaying a company-issued picture ID. The medical information we are entrusted with is secure from the time they are released to us until they are shredded.
Our Shredding Process for Doctors
- We arrive at your location with one of our shredding trucks.
- We secure confidential documents for destruction in our locking bins.
- We move the locked bin with confidential patient records to our truck.
- Our truck totally destroys the medical records.
- We provide a Certificate of Destruction.
Document Destruction Options for Doctors
One-time Medical Record Shredding
If your medical practice needs to purge old files in your office or at a storage unit on an as needed basis then our one-time service is a great option. This service allows you to order the destruction of patient files only when you want to.
Ongoing Doctor’s Office Shredding Programs
If your office is throwing away papers every day the most convenient and secure way to do that is with our scheduled service. We supply collection containers that remain in your office so anytime you need to discard papers you deposit them in a secure container. We will arrive on a recurring basis to empty the containers and shred the files.
HIPAA Approved Destruction Methods
The intent of the HIPAA Privacy Law is to make PHI virtually unreadable, incapable of reconstruction, indecipherable, and impossible to reconstruct. Shredding, pulping, burning and pulverizing are approved methods of PHI destruction. The most convenient process that allows you to witness the destruction of documents is shredding.
If your doctor’s office needs shredding services give Time Shred a call today.