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What Medical Offices Need to Know About Records Shredding

Electronic health records (EHRs) are revolutionizing the healthcare industry. Although countless medical practices have now made the switch or are setting up EHR systems, there are still plenty of ...
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How to Tackle the Task of Decluttering

One of the first steps of getting ready for a move is to declutter your home. In this video, you will learn some professional tips that will help you declutter your home and pack up your belongings. ...
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Can You Put Food in a Storage Unit?

When you are preparing to move your stuff into personal storage, it is crucial to review which items are allowed in your facility. While storage units can house a variety of different items, they are ...
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What Papers Should-and Shouldn't-Your Business Shred?

As a business owner, you may find that your company accumulates numerous files, papers, and receipts over the course of the year. While some of these papers are essential for your recordkeeping, ...
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Tips for Preparing Your RV for Storage

Fall is in the air, and now is a time when many RV owners are preparing their vehicles for the winter season. Rather than leaving your RV out in the elements during the coming months, consider renting ...
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Should Your Store's Inventory Be Stored in a Climate Controlled Unit?

A fully stocked inventory can be a valuable asset to your business. However, if you do not store your inventory correctly, you may find that your products deteriorate and become damaged over time. To ...
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Quick Tips for Packing Books

When you are preparing to move your belongings into personal storage, you may have a considerable number of books to pack and transport. While storage units offer plenty of space for storing entire ...
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Decluttering Your Home And Office With Shredding Services

On site document shredding can help you manage the piles of paperwork that can accumulate around your home and office. In this video, you will learn about what types of paperwork can be shredded, and ...
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Quick Tips for Packing Books

When you are preparing to move your belongings into personal storage, you may have a considerable number of books to pack and transport. While storage units offer plenty of space for storing entire ...
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Should Your Store's Inventory Be Stored in a Climate Controlled Unit?

A fully stocked inventory can be a valuable asset to your business. However, if you do not store your inventory correctly, you may find that your products deteriorate and become damaged over time. To ...
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Decluttering Your Home And Office With Shredding Services

On site document shredding can help you manage the piles of paperwork that can accumulate around your home and office. In this video, you will learn about what types of paperwork can be shredded, and ...
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Essential RV Inspection Tips

RV storage can provide you with a safe and secure space to house your RV during the off-season. Before you embark on a road trip after taking your RV out of storage, however, it is very important to ...
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Should You Shred or Save Your Financial Documents?

In order to keep your personal information safe and secure, it is very important to create a storage system for your financial documents. In this video, you will learn about which types of financial ...
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Moving Soon? Know These Common Moving Problems and Solutions

The summer season is a time when many families choose to move into their new homes. Whether you are preparing for a move into a new neighborhood, or you are looking for quality storage units to house ...
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Quick Tips for Decluttering Your Office

A neat and tidy workspace will help you remain productive and organized throughout the business day. If your office has become overrun with piles of papers and extra supplies, it may be time to start ...
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Easily Reserve Your POUCH Self Storage Unit

If you have recently decided you need a new storage unit, be sure to check out the great self storage rates that are available from POUCH Self Storage. From business storage to personal storage and ...
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Are You Shredding the Right Documents in the Right Way?

There are several types of documents that should be taken to on-site document shredding at your storage unit. These documents, for businesses and individuals, may have names, addresses, credit card ...
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The Right Way to Move with Pets

Your moving goals likely consist of reserving a storage unit, scheduling a moving truck, and finding packing supplies. Your goals should also include taking care of your pets in the days leading up to ...
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Make Moving a Breeze with These Tips

Whether you’re heading to college, relocating for a new job, or transitioning your family into your first home, moving can be an exciting event. However, the relocation process can be stressful ...
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TV Packing Tips

When you are preparing to move your household items into storage units, you will want to make sure you pack your TV carefully. In this video, you will learn some essential tips for packing and storing ...
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Documents That Should Go in the Shredder

At POUCH Self Storage, we are pleased to provide our clients with convenient, on-site document shredding services. If you have never scheduled document shredding before, you may have questions about ...
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Your Step-By-Step Guide to Eliminating Clutter from Your Home

The spring season is here at last, and you may want to set aside some time in the coming months to clear out and clean up your home. Once you have organized your belongings, you may find you have an ...
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Are Seasonal Items Taking Up Your Precious Storage Space?

While certain household items can be used around the year, others may only prove to be useful during certain months or seasons. If you have noticed your closets are crammed with seasonal items, it may ...
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Our Solutions for Business Customers

POUCH Self Storage has long been known for providing secure, clean, and accessible storage units, but we offer so much more than just storage. With locations throughout Southern California and New ...
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Protecting Your RV During Storage

Your RV is a significant investment in your lifestyle. Keep it safe during the off-season with professional RV storage. Before bringing it to the RV storage lot, you’ll need to mouse-proof it. ...
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What Medical Offices Need to Know About Records Shredding

Electronic health records (EHRs) are revolutionizing the healthcare industry. Although countless medical practices have now made the switch or are setting up EHR systems, there are still plenty of paper documents that need to be managed in a way that protects patient confidentiality. Compliant records management and secure document shredding will maintain your practice’s good reputation.

Applicable Practices

Records retention and shredding compliance requirements apply to all types of medical offices. Your office must take strict steps to protect patient privacy, regardless of whether it’s a major medical center or a small family medicine office.

  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Nursing homes
  • Psychiatrists
  • Massage therapists
  • Walk-in clinics
  • Mental health counselors
  • Substance abuse treatment facilities

All of the above types of practices need to be careful with confidential patient information, as well as any other type of provider who sees patients.

Retention Requirements

A patient’s medical records need to be retained in a secure location for years. The exact length of time can vary from state to state. Consider checking with a legal professional or your state’s medical association for guidance. For example, in California, individual physicians aren’t subject to retention requirements, but hospitals are. The medical records of an adult patient must be kept for at least seven years after the last date of discharge. Records of minor patients must be kept for either seven years after the last date of discharge, or until the patient is 19 years old—whichever period is longer applies.

Information Destruction Policies

Every medical office should have a clear, written policy regarding the retention and destruction of confidential medical information. Stored documents must be reasonably secure. Document shredding must also be done in a confidential, secure way. To protect your patients and to protect your office from liability, you should use a professional document destruction service.

Confidential and secure on-site shredding services are available at POUCH Self Storage. We’re pleased to offer this important service at all of our locations, including our self-storage facility in Lake Forest. You can call (800) 378-4598 if you have any questions about on-site document shredding.

How to Tackle the Task of Decluttering

One of the first steps of getting ready for a move is to declutter your home. In this video, you will learn some professional tips that will help you declutter your home and pack up your belongings. As you are sorting through all of your stuff, ask yourself whether you will need each item in your new home. Storage units offer secure space to keep any extra items that you may not be ready to part with.

To free up additional space during your next move, contact POUCH Self Storage to learn more about self storage in Tustin. From moving trucks to packing supplies and more, we offer all of the tools that you will need to plan a stress-free move. For more information about our storage units and pricing, give us a call at (800) 378-4598.

Can You Put Food in a Storage Unit?

When you are preparing to move your stuff into personal storage, it is crucial to review which items are allowed in your facility. While storage units can house a variety of different items, they are typically not the place to store food items and ...

What Papers Should-and Shouldn't-Your Business Shred?

As a business owner, you may find that your company accumulates numerous files, papers, and receipts over the course of the year. While some of these papers are essential for your recordkeeping, others may simply be taking up space. With on-site ...

Tips for Preparing Your RV for Storage

Fall is in the air, and now is a time when many RV owners are preparing their vehicles for the winter season. Rather than leaving your RV out in the elements during the coming months, consider renting an RV storage unit. By placing your vehicle in ...
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