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HIPAA 102: The Most Common Violations. Are You At Risk?

Avoid hefty fines and understand the most common HIPAA violations. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which was passed by Congress in 1996 contains provisions that may seem complicated, but it is important to make sure that all personnel at health care practices understand HIPAA compliance issues. Do you need to be HIPAA…

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HIPAA 101: What You Need to Know

Why does HIPAA require healthcare providers to regularly shred documents with patient information? Here’s what you need to know. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires healthcare providers to regularly shred documents containing information on patient’s medical histories. This is one of the most explicitly outlined requirements in the 1996 law, and it’s…

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Don’t Forget to Shred During Spring Cleaning!

Spring cleaning tips from the paper shredding experts at Legal Shred. What better time of year to start cleaning out those filing cabinets and virtual documents than in the spring? A clean office can increase productivity by at least five percent, so whether you’re ready to purge your home or your business ahead of the…

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Did You Know That Paper Shredding Is Environmentally Friendly?

The paper Legal Shred collects and shreds is recycled into useful paper products. While we are in the business of identity protection, Legal Shred’s paper shredding services do more than just offer security. Did you know that paper shredding is a great way to protect the environment, too? We use a system that is environmentally…

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Moving Offices? It’s a Great Time to Shred!

Moving offices? Legal Shred can help mitigate the risks and lighten the load for moving day with our document shredding services. Office relocations happen for a number of reasons, from company expansion to moving to new cities, and regardless of the reason, it’s often cause for celebration.  Of course, moving from one location to another…

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We’re Members of PRISM. Here’s What That Means For You.

Legal Shred is a member of PRISM, a nonprofit trade association for the commercial information management industry. Here’s why that matters for you. When you contract with a professional document destruction company, it’s important to ask what affiliations and memberships the company belongs to. Believe it or not, this is a crucial part of working…

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Why a Document Destruction Policy Is Crucial

A document destruction policy is crucial to safeguarding your information. Here’s why. As business owners and consumers, we’ve amassed plenty of paperwork that can be complicated to track and file. The digital age has certainly made it easier for us to retain records and as much as we’d like to toss it all in the…

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Dermatology Practice Get Hits With Fine for Thumb Drive Breach

Why was a dermatology practice fined $150,000 for a lost thumb drive? A Concord, Massachusetts dermatology practice was recently fined $150,000 due to a lost thumb drive. While a lost thumb drive might seem innocuous, this particular one was a healthcare practice nightmare simply because of its contents. According to HIPAAOne, the thumb drive contained…

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