Wednesday 22 February 2017

Document destruction you can count on

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Document destruction you can count on

To a business owner, trust is something that’s vitally important yet difficult to earn. That’s especially true in the health care industry, where leaders must handle large volumes of files—printed and electronic—containing sensitive patient health information. Managers must be extremely careful to provide the proper level of training and to guarantee that files flagged for disposal undergo the proper level of document destruction.

That’s because the risks of failing to provide adequate document destruction are severe. For example, millions of dollars in health care fraud occurred in 2016 alone. Document destruction is critical to prevent criminals from gaining access to compromising information that could be used to steal money from the government, insurance providers and other stakeholders.

Our company is committed to providing businesses like yours with peace of mind. When you work with us for any length of time, you’ll quickly realize it’s safe to put your trust in our team. But we don’t expect you to take our word for it. Instead, consider our credentials and whether they might be a good fit for your organization.

Document destruction with integrity

As a health care provider, you have many stakeholders to whom you must give an answer. You are responsible for managing your team of professionals, maintaining accountability to the patients who come to your office for treatment and ensuring transparency with the board of directors or other governing officials who oversee your facility. Because of that, you must be able to provide clear evidence that document destruction is conducted according to a consistent and thorough process. This will help your office ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA.

Our team is able to handle your document needs with a shredder that cross-shreds files and creates strips of paper down to one-fourth of an inch. The investment we have made in this technology can provide you with confidence that we will destroy materials to the greatest extent possible and provide you with documentation of the destruction for your records. Today’s medical offices are extremely complex and manage thousands of documents, and our industrial machine will ensure we have the capacity to meet your shredding needs, no matter how large they might be.

This type of shredding equipment provides several important benefits to health care organizations:

  • It reduces your liability by getting rid of documents that could pose a threat if they were stolen or copied.
  • It helps you ensure a high level of organization. We will documents off of your hands according to the destruction schedule approved by your office, ensuring that your calendar is followed exactly as you intended it to be.
  • It cuts back on clutter you would ordinarily face by having to find a location for a plethora of files. It might also save you money that you would otherwise spend on a storage facility to store old and outdated files.

You’ll also be pleased to know the benefits our company provides to health care organizations extend beyond the printed page to electronic information contained on x-rays, computer disks and film. A lock-box feature on the shredder ensures materials remain private from start to finish, and we select only a few members of our team to interact with your documents at any time to ensure no information is compromised. By working with an offsite document destruction firm, you will also cut down on the noise and dust you would otherwise experience by operating a shredder within your office.

For the most reliable document destruction in Illinois, we encourage you to visit with our team at LB Medwaste. Call today at 888-526-3392.