Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 regulates the healthcare industry in the United States and assures that healthcare organizations will be responsible for the secure electronic transmission, secure storage, and disposal of patient information. Basically, this means that all paper waste containing patient information is required to be properly destroyed before being discarded.
The HIPAA Legislation Has Four Primary Objectives:
- Assure health insurance portability by eliminating job-lock due to pre-existing medical conditions
- Reduce healthcare fraud and abuse
- Enforce standards for health information
- Guarantee security and privacy of health information
Royal Document Destruction’s on-site (mobile) shredding services and off-site shredding services at our facilities in Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio meet all HIPAA requirements. Importantly, on-site shredding is not a requirement to be HIPAA compliant. Of course, if that is the service you prefer, our fully-automated mobile shred units are the best in the industry and the driver never even touches your documents during the mobile shred process. For large paper producers, such as hospitals or corporate headquarters, our secure, off-site shredding facilities in Central and Southern Ohio offer the same HIPAA compliance at a more efficient cost and speed. Contact our office for a free shredding consultation for your business.
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