Why Shred Your Medical Files And X-rays?
Medical Shredding is a matter of The Law! The recent Massachusetts privacy law changes that took effect in 2011 made it almost impossible for businesses to simply throw away their patient’s or the client’s documents in the trash. This new law requires all businesses that collect their customer’s and patients’ data i.e. names, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, and addresses to safeguard this data until final destruction. Data breaches can cause small businesses to go bankrupt because of the high negative company reputation and liability exposures.
When it comes time to destroy old medical records or purge the office storage facility of old documents, small businesses are required to safely and securely shred these records to keep them away from the wrong hands. Federal laws like HIPAA requires medical firms, insurance agencies, and practices to shred these documents safely and protect the patient’s records through a third-party vendor and a verifiable process or face hefty fines.
Medical Shredding Solutions
Medical practices, dentists, Chiropractors, and local small businesses in the Boston area and Southern New Hampshire can rely on Neighborhood Parcel shredding services to destroy these medical records safely, securely and in compliance with state and federal privacy laws. Neighborhood Parcel can help you destroy x-rays, billing records, Charts, and Patient files at a fraction of what others charge. Our AAA+ Certified plant allows us to destroy thousands of pounds of medical files, X-rays, and Billing records in accordance with all State and Privacy Laws; Our staff undergoes rigorous background checks and random drug tests to ensure that your documents are always secure and to prevent Data breaches.
Medical practices moving to electronic medical filing systems to meet Obama Care create a long-term decrease in the amount of paper shredding they need to do. As your medical practice scans files to the computer system, the physical files become redundant and need to be shredded. This creates a short-term increase in the amount of shredding your practice will need to do. But of course, there is no need to archive most of the physical files, which would have ultimately needed to be shredded, which reduces the long-term volume of shredding associated with purging old records after retention requirements have been met.
Neighborhood Parcel has been serving the Boston MA area since 2007. We have a decade of experience in handling sensitive patient records. Known for our transparent pricing that can easily be found on our website or by simply requesting a free shredding quote here
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