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NORCROSS, GA, June 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- If you are in the healthcare industry in Atlanta, then you know how vital it is to destroy sensitive patient documents and data. Not only is this in the patient's best interests, it is also in your best interests as well since it is legally required. A Shred Ahead encourages all healthcare organizations to remain compliant with legal regulations through using its shredding services in Atlanta.
Since 1995, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has required all healthcare organizations in the United States to destroy all "individually identifiable health information" an organization gathers when it no longer needs it. HIPAA specifically stipulates that having a contractor, like A Shred Ahead, shred sensitive information is an appropriate method of document destruction before disposal.
Proper document disposal is also a benefit to your patients. Confidential information included in patient files can be used to compromise a patient's identity or even lead to identity theft. By ensuring that your documents are properly destroyed through using a shredding service in Atlanta, you are helping to protect your patients from the growing threat of identity theft.
"Every healthcare facility is legally required to appropriately destroy any documents with patient information," says Tom Hanlon of A Shred Ahead. "The easiest way to do this is to let A Shred Ahead shred all of your sensitive documents on a regular schedule."
Atlanta shredding company, A Shred Ahead, ensures the security of your patients' sensitive documents through providing your healthcare facility with locked rolling bins or office consoles. When your confidential data has been collected, the company's powerful shredding trucks shred on site, giving you the peace of mind of knowing that your sensitive materials will not be intact before they leave your parking lot.
A Shred Ahead offers scheduled shredding and one-time services. Learn more at ashredahead.com.
About A Shred Ahead:
A Shred Ahead was built from a single operation to become the largest independent shredding company in the south. Founded in 2003, their team of professionals focus on putting the customer first and offering fast, reliable services.
For more information, visit http://www.ashredahead.com.
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