Medical records shredding
Identity theft and privacy legislation make patient confidentiality crucial
Confidentiality is central to maintaining trust between doctors and patients. Without it patients might be reluctant to give doctors information they need in order to provide good care. To maintain the privacy of medical records, government regulations now make securely shredding individual medical records a legal requirement.
Almost every health professional who has access to individual health information, from doctors, hospitals and pharmacists to managed care companies, medical insurers and Health Care Trusts, is required to comply with privacy legislation. Keeping patient and employee information secure isn’t just good sense – it’s the law.
Saving You Money Through a Shred-it Medical Records Shredding Solution
With budgetary constraints being a serious concern for all Health Care bodies, the need to comply with confidentiality standards for medical records management can seem like an overwhelming responsibility.
The increased use in the sector of digital imaging, e-prescriptions and electronic medical records means that health care professionals are faced with additional challenges when it comes to the compliant destruction of years of historical medical records.
To comply with privacy and confidentiality regulations, simply storing out-of-date medical records is by no means the most cost effective or secure method available.
A Shred-it medical record shredding solution is not only the fastest method of disposing of outdated medical documents, but also the most secure. It can help your entire organisation to improve the efficiency of your document management processes with the added benefit of ensuring compliance with the relevant privacy standards for your sector.
With minimal disruption to your business, we can tailor individual medical record shredding services to meet the specific needs of your organisation.
Medical Identity Theft
Propelled by a growing demand for prescription drugs on the black market, as well an increase in the number of false health insurance claims being filed, medical identity theft is on the rise in the UK.
Medical identity theft occurs when someone uses a person's name and sometimes other parts of their identity - such as insurance information - without the person's knowledge or consent to obtain medical services or goods, or to make false claims for medical services or goods.
In severe cases this type of fraud can lead to incorrect entries being put into existing medical records, resulting in fictitious medical records being filed in the victim’s name and consequently leading to improper medical care being provided as a result.
Therefore, when it comes to protecting the privacy of your medical records, and those of your patients, it is increasingly important to eliminate any paper trail.
Benefits of Shred-it’s Medical Records Shredding solutions:
- Comply with privacy legislation
- Safeguard the privacy of your patients
- Prevent security breaches and identity theft
- Limit access for non-essential employees of private patient details
- Costs reduction and space savings
- Enhance patient care
Please visit our Resource Centre for more information about Shred-it’s document destruction solutions for the health care industry.
How a Shred-it Medical Records Shredding Solution Meets Your Needs
We know that when it comes to your organisation, you are looking for convenient, cost-effective services which are tailored to your specific needs. That’s why we promise to deliver a secure, responsive medical records shredding service, when you want, where you want and how you want, with minimal disruption.
Once your secure medical records shredding programme is in place, we supply you with locked security consoles to store your confidential waste until it is scheduled to be shredded.
When your security console is full, our security-screened Customer Service Representatives arrive at a pre-determined time to remove your confidential materials for secure paper shredding behind locked security gates in our mobile shredding trucks. Our state-of-the-art shredding machinery is specifically designed to shred your confidential documents into confetti-sized pieces so they can never be reconstructed.
Each and every part of Shred-it’s medical records shredding process guarantees the highest standards of security and compliance with privacy laws.
Contact Us to find out more about how Shred-it’s Medical Records Shredding service can help your health care organisation stay secure and legally compliant.