The Intersection of Data Destruction and Healthcare
White Paper
October 2020
As modern medicine and healthcare continue to leverage technology, the amount of data that institutions control (and are responsible for properly disposing of) has grown exponentially. The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, and its growth is supported by vast systems architecture and data storage.
Digital records have all but replaced paper records for many obvious reasons (multiple access points, analytics, automated notifications, etc.) and healthcare organizations are obligated to destroy this data in a compliant manner.
This paper will highlight the data destruction obligations imposed organizations through The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (
) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) role in enforcing HIPAA data security standards.