Hospitals and doctors' offices must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA requires safeguards to protect the security and confidentiality of Protected Health Information (PHI). These safeguards include the secure receipt, handling, storage, transmittal and disposal of PHI.

HIPAA compliance, in terms of document and electronic media destruction, includes the requirement for health organizations to do due diligence in choosing a reliable vendor for the secure disposal of PHI.

Under HIPAA compliance covered entities are required to execute a Business Associate Agreement if using a 3rd party vendor to handle or dispose of confidential information.

SecurShred's AAA certification by the National Association of Information Destruction (NAID) ensures that our employees, facilities, equipment and processes meet stringent security guidelines to ensure HIPAA compliance.


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