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Posts Tagged ‘HIPAA compliance’

Medical Device Product Destruction

We offer secure shredding and product destruction for surgical devices. A company that manufactures large medical devices for surgical procedures called us about a product line that had been manufactured incorrectly and was not up to their quality control standards. If their medical devices had been thrown away in a dumpster, their product could be picked up and…

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Confetti Blunder: We Prefer Prevention

At the nation’s most beloved spectacle, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, confetti flies freely. But, during the 2012 parade, Ethan Finkelstein noticed that some of the pieces of paper flying around him had writing on them, numbers that looked like social security numbers. Other bits revealed the details of legal cases and…

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How safe are you medical records?

Everyone needs to take an active role in protecting their medical information. How Safe Are Your Medical Records? If you think your medical records are shielded from prying eyes, think again. Health-care providers, insurers, employers, the government, marketers, financial institutions, debt collectors and data miners are among the growing horde that can get access to…

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Privacy and Security Budgets are 1 to 3%

Yesterday we made the assertion that hospital administrators need to take a more serious roll in safeguarding and protecting patient information.  Today, I read that privacy and security budgets are 1 to 3% of the overall IT budget.  Money speaks loudly to where people put their effort and focus. Privacy and security is last on…

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Data Breaches at Hospitals

The Ponemon Institute published their annual report on Data Breaches at hospitals across America. The findings are alarming and continue to reflect a lack of attention, resources, and funding on safeguarding patient information. At some point, hospital administrators will make protecting patient information second on the list just below patient outcome. Here are some of…

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