Why a Secure Shredding Service is Critical to Healthcare Compliance

According to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the healthcare sector reports by far the largest number of data security breaches.

With fines for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act totalling over £6 million to date, around a quarter of which were issued to healthcare organisations, the issue of regulatory compliance is becoming increasingly critical.  From major hospitals to care homes and GP surgeries, healthcare facilities are coming under pressure to prioritise data protection and patient confidentiality – including secure shredding services for sensitive medical documents.  In this fact sheet you’ll discover:

• Data breach statistics in the healthcare sector
• The impact of patient privacy breaches on healthcare compliance
• How to evaluate secure shredding services
• Tips for making sure confidential medical records are protected

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