Secure Shredding Services for HIPAA Compliance in Medical Offices

DFW medical record shredding

In the fast-paced environment of medical offices, a vast amount of documents brimming with sensitive patient data is generated daily. Adhering to state and federal regulations is imperative to ensure compliance in the handling of this crucial information.

Ensuring the security of your company’s data is crucial to protect against data breaches and identity theft. Partnering with a reputable shredding company such as Mobile Shred IT is crucial for protecting your clients’ sensitive information.

HIPAA PHI and your Patients Confidential Information


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 was established to safeguard the confidentiality and security of specific health records. These documents encompass any information that can be traced back to a particular individual.


What is PHI?

Protected health information (PHI) includes any data in medical records or designated record sets that can identify an individual and was generated, used, or shared during the provision of healthcare services like diagnosis or treatment.

There are 18 identifiers that make patient health information PHI:


2.Telephone numbers

3.Fax numbers

4.Social Security numbers


6.Geographic information

7.Email addresses

8.Medical records numbers

9.Health plan beneficiary numbers

10.Account numbers

11.License numbers

12.Vehicle identifiers (including license plate numbers)

13.Web URLs

14.Device identifiers and serial numbers

15.IP addresses

16.Full face photos and similar images

17.Biometric identifiers

18.Any unique identifying number or code

Medical Organizations that we Provide Shredding Services for

We partner with a variety of medical organizations that handle PHI and need consistent shredding services. Mobile Shred IT offers 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

Contact Mobile Shred IT

Our MSI team is available to assist with any inquiries and to help your organization arrange for scheduled or one-time shredding services.

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