HIPAA and Medical X-Ray / MRI Recycling
Did you know that X-rays and MRI films contain protected health information (PHI) and therefore must be recycled in a specific manner to maintain compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)?
That’s why your hospital, medical facility, or physician’s office should work with an experienced recycler who is able to recycle your old X-rays and MRI films in accordance with chain of custody protocols while providing certificates of destruction.
In addition to containing protected personal information, X-rays represent a hazardous waste if simply tossed in the trash. X-ray films are comprised of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) and silver. X-rays therefore represent a double threat of putting more plastics into the environment along with a toxic metal that can cause liver and kidney damage, as well having respiratory and intestinal effects.
At Protec Recycling, we work with medical facilities to properly recycle old X-ray films, and to dispose of them properly while certifying the destruction of protected personal information.
Protec Recycling, headquartered in Birmingham Alabama, helps medical facilities all across the United States by recycling these medical records in a manner that is safe for the environment and HIPPA compliant.
How Protec Recycling Helps
Protec Recycling helps the following medical facilities to recycle their old X-ray films and MRI files:
- Urgent Care
No matter who your patients are, you need to protect their records. Protec Recycling helps by:
- Providing you methods of storing your X-ray films and MRI files
- Picking up your X-ray films and MRI files when they are ready for destruction
- Destroying your X-ray films and MRI files when necessary
- Issuing you Certificates of Destruction so that you can prove compliance with HIPPA
From one-time purges to regularly scheduled service, Protec helps you protect your patient’s PHI while remaining HIPAA compliant. To schedule a pickup, call our office at 205-549-2120, or visit our Contact Us page today.