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What HIPAA Means For You

Posted by Ryan Richard on Nov 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY & ACCOUNTABILITY ACT – HIPAA


HIPAA was enacted in 1996 and provides data privacy and security provisions in order to safeguard medical information. HIPAA falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is broken down into 5 rules.

How to Dispose of Medical Records the Right Way

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Nov 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Your patients trust you and your staff to keep their medical records completely confidential. Unfortunately, many medical care facilities do not handle their records disposal the right way, and their patients lose their trust in their healthcare providers. It is estimated that 160,000 patients have had their confidential medical information breached since 2009 because the facility did not correctly dispose of the records.

HIPAA and Small Businesses

Posted by Ray Barry on Oct 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Want to know a quick way to receive a $50,000 fine (or more) for your business? It’s easy; don’t take the necessary steps to eliminate confidential client information, and wait to see what happens. This is not a step-by-step guide for how to close up shop, mind you, but rather a warning as to what could happen if your firm is not doing everything in its power to handle records. Passed into law in 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) set forth new standards companies are required to meet concerning transactions which pertain to patient medical records.

How to Be Eco-Friendly: Paper Shredding

Posted by Jason McCray on Oct 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When people think about document destruction services, they usually think of identity theft prevention. And yes, that is one of the main benefits of shredding documents, especially when they contain sensitive information pertaining to business finances or medical files. This alone is a great reason to hire a corporate shredding service, which can help guarantee the safety of your business and clients.

Identity Theft Protection: Shred Documents and Beware of Online Scams

Posted by Ryan Richard on Oct 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Identify theft is a serious issue and happens so much in this country. That’s why document shredding services are extremely important, because they prevent these criminals from accessing your personal and financial information. Unfortunately, these crooks are getting smarter, and they are now surfing social media sites for ways to gain information that can assist them in stealing someone’s identity.

How to Protect Your Identity From Identity Thieves

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Oct 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Every year, 15 million Americans have their identities stolen, crimes which account for upwards to $50 billion in financial losses. And having your identity used fraudulently isn’t just a temporary headache — 70% of identity theft victims have trouble getting rid of, or never get rid of, negative information from their records. This means that they could be passed over for jobs, for home loans, and other opportunities.

What Documents to Keep, Store, or Shred: A Quick and Easy List

Posted by Ray Barry on Oct 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

With all the different technology available to hackers, identity theft is not a simple threat to protect yourself from. It is incredibly easy for someone to gain important and “secure” information, whether it be via online accounts or simply scanning through your garbage.

5 Major Benefits of Document Shredding

Posted by Jason McCray on Sep 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Both businesses and individuals alike are at risk for identity theft. It’s simply a fact of modern life.

What to Shred: An Insiders Guide to Shredding Documents

Posted by Ray Barry on Sep 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As a company that provides professional document shredding services, we often come across people expressing that they’re not sure what to shred. Most individuals and company leaders know they need to be mindful of safety when it comes to disposing of documents containing confidential, sensitive information, and other paper materials containing information identity thieves love to her their hands on, but they’re not sure how far to go.

Rules to Follow In Order to Protect Your Information and Prevent Identity Theft: Part 2

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Sep 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In continuing our series on how to protect yourself from identity theft, here are some tips to follow to keep those thieves at bay.

Rules to Follow In Order to Protect Your Information and Prevent Identity Theft: Part 1

Posted by Ryan Richard on Sep 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Young or old, rich or poor, anyone is susceptible to identity theft. In fact, identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation, with almost 10 million incidents a year. The good news is that you are able to prevent your identity from being stolen — by being vigilant and responsible with your personal documents.

Easy Eco-Friendly Ideas to Implement in Your Office

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Aug 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

We all know that it is a great idea to reduce, reuse, and recycle in every aspect of our lives. This includes your office space as well! Here are some easy eco-friendly office ideas that will have all your coworkers going green.

5 Startling Facts About Identity Theft That Will Surprise You

Posted by Jason McCray on Aug 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In this digital world, it can be exceptionally easy to put yourself at risk of identity theft. Most people understand that threat in a theoretical sense, but do not know exactly how much they are at risk. To help you stay informed, here are five startling facts about identity theft that will remind you to be vigilant whenever handling personal information.

Five Ways You Can Better Manage Your Shredables and Prevent Identity Theft

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Aug 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Shredding all of your documents that are no longer a necessity may seem like a daunting and annoying task, but once it’s done you’re definitely going to feel much better. If not for the fact that you just got to shred a bunch of things, definitely for the fact that you just made it that much harder for someone to commit identity theft.

5 Benefits of Having an On-site Shredding Service

Posted by Ryan Richard on Aug 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Every company, big or small, should invest in a paper shredding service in order to protect all of its sensitive information. On-site document shredding services can offer plenty of benefits for any company. Here are five advantages of entrusting your confidential information to a shredding services company.

7 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information This Holiday Season

Posted by Jason McCray on Jul 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

We’re at the beginning of holiday season and we all know what that means. Shopping online, sending out greeting cards, and going on vacation. This is also a very popular time for cyber hackers to access your information, so it’s more important than ever to be diligent and protect yourself in any way possible.