EHR is the New Normal

The healthcare industry has rapidly gone digital, improving patient care and operational efficiency. But, this generates a mountain of sensitive data. What happens to that data when the equipment becomes outdated?

Healthcare organizations deal with a massive amount of ePHI, including medical records, personal data, and financial details. Retired IT Assets pose significant risks of data breaches if proper disposal standards are not followed.

Electronic Asset Security offers complete in-house shredding for all electronic data storage media, including support for the largest SAS to the smallest NVMe drives with a 3/8” shred width to ensure sensitive information remains uncompromised during disposal.

As technology advances, IT equipment has a shorter lifespan, leading to a surge in electronic waste (e-waste). Proper disposal of e-waste is essential to protect the environment and public health.

Healthcare organizations, with their considerable IT infrastructure, can significantly contribute to e-waste generation if they do not manage IT asset disposal responsibly. Electronic Asset Security focuses on environmentally friendly practices to reduce the impact of e-waste on the environment.

Healthcare organizations are subject to various regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. These regulations impose strict guidelines on the handling and disposing of patient data.

Failure to comply with these regulations can lead to severe penalties and legal consequences. Electronic Asset Security’s data handling policies comply with all such rules, ensuring healthcare organizations can adhere to the law.

Electronic Asset Security doesn’t merely dispose of IT assets; we aim to recover valuable resources from old equipment.

Refurbishing, Remarketing, or recycling components and materials can lead to cost savings for healthcare organizations. Recovering valuable materials, such as precious metals and rare-earth elements, also reduces the need for extracting new raw materials, thereby promoting sustainability.

Maintaining a positive reputation is essential for any healthcare organization. A data breach or improper disposal of IT assets can tarnish an organization’s image and erode patient trust.

By partnering with Electronic Asset Security, healthcare organizations can demonstrate their commitment to data security, environmental responsibility, and compliance with regulations, enhancing their reputation among patients, stakeholders, and the public.

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