When it comes to patients’ information, confidentiality is a fundamental right. As medical records contain all sorts of confidential information, such as medical history and other personal information, it is highly important and necessary that healthcare organizations protect and secure this data. This is especially true when it’s time to dispose of it, since discarded records are especially vulnerable to prying eyes.
In the age of identity theft and other types of fraud, protecting patients’ private information is the legal duty of healthcare organizations. Therefore, when the time comes to get rid of records, only a professional document destruction agency should be left in charge of the task.
At Shred Ace, we are proud to work under the highest security standards in the business, providing medical records shredding to D.C. healthcare organizations that guarantee privacy and safety at all times.
While some healthcare facilities are used to dealing with the destruction of records on their own, the truth is that this solution isn’t as effective or safe as it should be and many times this can cause patient’s information to be left vulnerable. Taking this into account, the best way to prevent any leaks of information is to make document security a priority, as the consequences of a data breach are simply too damaging to be ignored.
At Shred Ace, we put our customer’s security as a number one priority, carefully working around strict safety protocols, such as the ones approved by the National Agency of Information Destruction (NAID), in order to offer proper and secure medical records shredding to D.C. based healthcare providers.
As a way to guarantee security, we have developed a unique mobile on-site shredding service that allows us to bring the shredding straight to our customer’s door. It begins by providing their offices with secure locked containers in which to store all materials marked for disposal. These containers are then picked up by uniformed members of our team and taken straight to our shredding trucks parked outside. Once this process is done, all shredded material is taken to a local recycling facility and clients are left with a Certificate of Destruction.
Working with Shred Ace to guarantee proper medical records shredding in D.C. means that your patients’ information is protected at all times. We are able to efficiently take care of paper documents, hard drive and electronics disposal under the highest quality and security standards.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can be of service to you and your patient’s confidentiality.