HIPAA Paper Shredders
What is HIPAA?
HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The HIPAA Act enforces strict standards that protect patient health information.
Through the HIPAA Act, patient information must be properly secured, stored and destroyed. When patient information has been terminated or is no longer needed, it must be destroyed rather than discarded in a waste receptacle. Although the HIPAA Act does not specify how the document should be destroyed, a paper shredder is the most effective method. The HIPAA Act does not mandate a minimum shred size. The privacy of a patient is now strictly protected by law.
ID House Office Recommends:
We recommend that you place a paper shredder next to every desk or purchase a centralized high-volume shredder for departmental use. This helps you keep all patient information secure and provides an easy way to destroy private information.
High-security paper shredders guarantee that patient information is properly destroyed. The higher the security level, the less likely it is that somebody will gather the discarded information.
Several of our shredders not only shred paper, but can also be used to destroy floppy disks, CDs and security ID cards. We have guaranteed low prices on all our shredding equipment. Order your paper shredder and make yourself HIPAA compliant today!