Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created in 1996 to protect against the abuse and fraud within the health insurance industry. According to this Act, all health care organizations in the United States must “maintain reasonable and appropriate, technical, and physical safeguards to prevent intentional or unintentional use or disclosure of protected health information.” This includes information that relates “to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual, or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of healthcare.”
HIPAA was put into place to protect the information, whether medical or financial, of patients that is involved in some sort of health-related practice. This includes insurance companies, chiropractors, hospitals, psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, billing center, medical centers, doctors, dentists, and any other individual or institution that handles health-related personal information.
Stay HIPAA Compliant with Patriot Shredding
Patriot Shredding is HIPAA compliant, which means that you know you can trust us with any personal health-related information. Whether you are clearing out old filing cabinets at home with personal health-related information or you’re a business/organization that handles health-related information as well, Patriot Shredding has the solution, and security, for you.
With shredding services like on-site and off-site shredding, one-time shredding, ongoing scheduled shredding, or adding a locked disposal bin, Patriot Shredding has the secure shredding services for you.