Prior to electronic equipment being scrapped, decommissioned, returned to a leasing company or resold, all electronic protected health information (ePHI) on the devices must be disposed of in a secure manner.
HIPAA Rules for disposing of electronic devices cover all electronic devices capable of storing PHI, including desktop computers, laptops, servers, tablets, mobile phones, portable hard drives, zip drives, and other electronic storage devices such as CDs, DVDs, and backup tapes.
These compliance requirements are clearly stated on HIPAA Privacy and HIPAA Security Rule under HIPAA Title II. Adhering to HIPAA Title II is what most organizations mean when they refer to HIPAA compliance, also known as the Administrative Simplification provisions. Specifically, Blancco helps organizations comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA Security Rule
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