In February of 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) amended the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
The new amendment is known as HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act).
The Act became effective in February 2010 and significantly increases data protection liabilities for all health-related organizations.
HIPAA Penalties for data breach infractions were increased by 6000% from$25,000 to $1,500,000 per incident.
There is a growing trend to the outsourcing of many tasks within the medical world across a wide range of organizations, from sole practitioners, to large hospital groups.
According to a survey commissioned by the National Association for Information Destruction, Inc. in 2006, 54% of healthcare organizations, regardless of size, outsourced their information destruction needs to a service. That same survey also showed that this trend in outsourcing was increasing.
Adera is a shredding company with over 400 users in the medical field; Adera is no stranger to the requirements of operating as an arm of our customer’s direct, internal team.
Your organization will benefit from Adera’s program, which includes,
The provision of the appropriate number of security collection containers to be placed for convenient employee use. There are sizes and types of bins for every application.
Your staff simply deposits anything that requires secure destruction into the nearest security collection container.
Our bonded, background-checked,
operators remove the materials to be destroyed on a pre-determined schedule, in secure containers, and destroy them in our mobile shredding trucks at your location.
We provide you with a Certificate of Destruction/Recycling as evidence that the job was done right. Our trained service personnel securely remove the contents of the containers, documenting all pertinent compliance- related circumstances.
It is quick, clean and secure.
All documents are destroyed, on-site, in compliance with all regulatory requirements. Your organization receives the documentation to demonstrate to regulators and auditors that you have an on-going, compliant, and secure information destruction program.
All Adera personnel are Hepatitis B inoculated; blood-born pathogen trained, and schooled on how to conduct themselves
appropriately in all departments of a hospital or medical facility, whether that be a loading dock, or an ER.
Adera provides shredding services to medical clients in all of Florida including:
Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Immokalee
Wellington, West Palm Beach, Coral Springs, Delray Beach
Port Charlotte, Venice, Sarasota, Bradenton
Tampa, Orlando, St Petersburg, New Port Richey
Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Plantation
Adera specializes in Document Destruction, but we are much more than a paper shredding company. In today's electronic age, you need a shredding service that can effectively destroy all your confidential information — no matter what the media.
For example, hard drives, disks, floppy disks, CD’s, CD-ROM’s, DVD’s, cassette tapes, VHS video tapes, surveillance tapes, and hard drives, are but a few of the examples of computer media we have destroyed for customers.
Adera’s process ensures that you can demonstrate that you have fulfilled your compliance obligations with government standards,
- Red Flag
- Trade Secret Protections
- Privacy Act
- Implied Contract Breach.
- All paper is Recycled in compliance with Local and State Ordinances
is “AAA” certified
by for paper shredding and hard drive destruction.
- Adera operates a Drink and Drug Free work place program
- $2,000,000 Liability Insurance.