Medical offices produce a high volume of documents that contain sensitive patient information.  You are required by state and federal laws to stay compliant with current legislation that regulates how you handle your patients information.

Safeguarding confidential information produced by your company is critical to keeping your business safe from data breaches and identity theft.  Working with a professional shredding company, like Shred America, is how you protect your clients’ information.

HIPAA PHI and your Patients Confidential Information


The Health Insurance And Portability Act of 1996 was created to protect the privacy and security of certain health records.  These documents are defined as anything that is identifiable to a specific individual.

There are 18 identifiers that make patient health information PHI:

  • Names
  • Telephone numbers
  • Fax numbers
  • Social Security numbers
  • Dates
  • Geographic information
  • Email addresses
  • Medical records numbers
  • Health plan beneficiary numbers
  • Account numbers
  • License numbers
  • Vehicle identifiers (including license plate numbers)
  • Web URLs
  • Device identifiers and serial numbers
  • IP addresses
  • Full face photos and similar images
  • Biometric identifiers 
  • Any unique identifying number or code

Medical Organizations that we Provide Shredding Services for

We work with many different types of medical organizations that produce PHI and require regularly scheduled shredding services.  Shred America provides shredding services to:

  • Hospitals
  • Dental offices
  • Family Medicine
  • General Practitioners 
  • Radiologist
  • Psychologist
  • OB/GYN
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Other business that specialize in medical practices

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We have information security experts standing by to help answer any questions and get your organization setup for scheduled or one time shredding services.

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