HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
SecurShred destruction process ensures compliance with HIPAA disposal requirements.



Protecting the Privacy of Patient's Health Information

Excerpts from the HHS Fact Sheet and the HIPAA Bill
Congress recognized the need for national patient record privacy standards in 1996 when they enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The law included provisions designed to save money for health care businesses by encouraging electronic transactions, but it also required new safeguards to protect the security and confidentiality of that information.

From HIPAA Regulations Safeguards: 164.518©
"Examples of appropriate safeguards include requiring that documents containing protected health information be shredded prior to disposal"...


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