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NAID-Certified Shredding Services: The Best Choice for Naples Medical Offices

 

As the manager of a medical office, you are tasked with safeguarding confidential patient medical records and personal information. Medical documents are one of the most closely regulated forms of information in the country, thanks to federal acts such as HIPAA.

With that said, shredding any unneeded or outdated medical documents is a must. However, not all shredding companies are created equal. If you want to ensure that your Naples-based medical office is following federal law, then you should partner with a NAID-certified shredding service like ShredQuick.

What Is NAID Certification?

NAID or National Association of Information Destruction is a voluntary program for any company that provides shredding and other information destruction services. NAID is a non-profit organization that sets standards for information destruction companies.

Achieving and maintaining NAID certification requires shredding companies to pass annual audits. These audits are unannounced and are performed by independent certified personnel. The auditor will assess the following areas of ShredQuick as part of the certification process:

  • Operational security
  • Hiring practices
  • Insurance coverage
  • Information destruction practices

If ShredQuick fails any one of the above areas, then we will lose our NAID certification. However, we have passed these audits every year since 2002 and have received NAID’s highest security rating (AAA Certified).

Why Should I Choose a NAID Certified Shredding Service?

Ultimately, medical offices are the entities that are held responsible for protecting client information. Choosing an unqualified shredding service can open your office up to substantial civil liability in the form of fines and lawsuits should a breach of information occur.

To protect your office and your clients, you should always choose a NAID certified shredding service, preferably one with a AAA rating. The benefits of doing so include:

Compliance

As mentioned above, you are responsible for adhering to guidelines as set forth by HIPAA and other regulatory acts. A NAID-certified shredding service has demonstrated that they maintain the highest operational security practices and information destruction procedures.

Security

What better way to show your clients that you take their privacy seriously than by partnering with a NAID-certified information disposal team. These services eliminate the risks of identity theft and privacy breaches that could be created by subpar disposal methods.

NAID-Certified Shredding in Naples

By partnering with a NAID-certified shredding service like ShredQuick, you can rest assured that we adhere to the highest industry standards. We offer both bulk and route shredding services to medical offices throughout Naples. Contact us today to get started.

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