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Best Practices: Proper Disposal of PHI

By February 20, 2012

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Proper disposal of protected health information (PHI) and other confidential information whether paper or electronic format is a requirement of HIPAA. Any facility defined by HIPAA as a covered-entity has the responsibility to ensure the privacy and security of its patient's information as well as maintaining the confidentiality of their PHI.

There are a number of solutions your medical office can establish in order to properly dispose of PHI when it is no longer needed....Read more

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