From caged transfer of equipment to a $1,000,000 data removal guarantee, discover why healthcare companies of all sizes choose
PC Disposal for secure recycling of computers and equipment.
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What is HIPAA?

HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, establishes security and privacy standards for the use and disclosure of “protected health information” (PHI) to ensure that patient data remains safe. The privacy rule requires that covered entities apply appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the privacy of PHI in any form.

Failure to abide by these rules can result in hefty fines, not to mention patient lawsuits and bad publicity.

How does HIPAA affect computer recycling?

The HIPAA Security Rule requires that covered entities implement policies and procedures to address the final disposition of electronic PHI and/or the hardware or electronic media on which it is stored, as well as to implement procedures for removal of electronic PHI from electronic media before the media are made available for re-use.

Many assume this means to delete all patient files and sensitive information before removing computers from the premises. However, this task can be more difficult than it seems. Deleted PHI data can easily be recovered from hard drives — even if the drive has been reformatted.

Therefore, who you hire to recycle your computers and what they do with your equipment after it leaves your building can have a big impact on whether you stay in compliance with HIPAA rules.

How does PC Disposal handle data security?

PC Disposal offers extra layers of security and service:

  • If you choose our Secure Plus™ Risk Management Disposal services, we'll ship to you our PrivaCage™ secure equipment containers to keep your computers and data secure before and during shipment.
  • Pick up equipment directly from your loading dock. HIPAA-HITECH Compliant computer recycling
  • Destroy hard drives or thoroughly remove all data from hard disks using Department of Defense recommended methods (on-site service is available). Data removal backed by a $1,000,000 Guarantee.
  • Recycle equipment according to state and federal environmental laws.
  • Provide a certified report detailing the services performed and confirming software removal (listed by hardware serial number).
  • We take title to your equipment. That means your computers and electronic equipment becomes ours. It's no longer your responsibility. It's no longer your worry.

PC Disposal's security, disposal, and recycling methods are fully compliant with HIPAA, HITECH, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, FACTA Red Flags Rules and Environmental Protection Agency rules.

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Announcing the PrivaCage™ secure equipment container!
PrivaCageAn industry first! PC Disposal is the first computer recycling firm to remove the weak security link when transporting IT equipment for processing.

Data removal is guaranteed!
Guarantee ShieldPC Disposal is the first computer recycling firm to offer a $1,000,000 service guarantee that your sensitive data will be completely removed or destroyed.

“I had the opportunity to visit the PC Disposal facility. I was impressed by operation and the great staff. I am very happy with the service.”

Romy Riddle, President
Ymor, Inc.