Health Information Technology For Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH)
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was put in place in September 2009 that required anybody under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or their business associates to provide report in the case of any breaches of “unsecured protected health information” (PHI).
HITECH requires that “a covered entity must notify each individual whose unsecured PHI has been believed to have been accessed, acquired, used or disclosed as a result of a breach.” If the breach is to include more then 500 residents of a state the “covered entity” must notify Healthcare Security Services (HSS) and the media. Additionally, if a business associates (service provider or third-party administrators) requires access to unsecure PHI’s then they are also required to notify the covered entities of breach that occurred while in their possession.
Shredding Satisfies HITECH Requirements
This is an additional way to know that Patriot Shredding is the company you can trust. We know that we provide some of the best, most secure shredding services in the area, so we’ve gone above and beyond other shredding companies by obtaining the HITECH requirements. Patriot Shredding will act as an extension of your organization or business by securely destroying all PHI’s.
We offer shredding services like on-site and off-site shredding, one-time shredding, ongoing scheduled shredding, or adding a locked shred bins. Patriot Shredding has the secure shredding services for your business.