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Jim Beran

Jim Beran

Jim Beran has 20 years experience in the Information Destruction & Records Management industry. Seventeen were spent in Minneapolis, MN, building one of the largest privately held information destruction companies in the industry. Jim has served on the Board of Directors for NAID, an industry international trade association, he was honored as a NAID member of the year (2008), and served as the NAID President (2010). Jim joined Gilmore Services in 2013. Locally, Jim is a Five Flags Rotarian and has recently been selected to serve on Pensacola Sports Board of Directors.
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Medical Record Destruction It’s HIPAA Mandated

Jim Beran

If your company collects and stores medical records, then you know that it’s your legal responsibility to secure those records to protect your patients’ privacy. Likewise, medical record destruction is something that’s mandated by HIPAA.

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Topics: Shredding

How to Avoid These 5 Common HIPAA Compliant Pitfalls

Jim Beran

Adhering to HIPAA regulations is a must for all healthcare providers and for any company that handles protected patient information. That means that your document storage, transportation, and destruction must all be HIPAA compliant.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

6 Simple Steps to Help Your Office Go Green & Reduce Waste in 2019

Jim Beran

For many companies, it’s important to conduct their business in a way that’s environmentally responsible. It’s part of the reason that Gilmore Services’ document scanning and electronic storage options are popular. They allow organizations to keep their documentation for as long as necessary without printing items unnecessarily.

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Hard Drive and Document Destruction: 4 Tips for Post Tax Season

Jim Beran

Once tax season is over, many businesses take the opportunity to review their document retention schedules and destroy hard drives and documents they no longer need. It’s a good time to do it and allows you to ensure that you’re in compliance with regulations and best practices.

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Topics: Data Destruction

4 Ways to Make Data Security a Priority in Your Organization

Jim Beran

Anybody who’s been paying attention to the news knows that data breaches have become increasingly common. Data thefts have affected large companies like Target as well as smaller companies around the world.

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Topics: Compliance

Are Your Employees or Processes a Threat to HIPAA Compliance?

Jim Beran

HIPAA compliance requires adherence to HIPAA laws regarding the storage and destruction of health records is a must for every provider. HIPAA outlines administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to protect patient information.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

Keep Your Company’s Reputation Safe with Uniform Destruction

Jim Beran

Security is important for every organization. It’s common for business to have systems in place to store and destroy their important documents and data according to regulatory requirements. But, even if you’re doing everything right when it comes to document destruction, you might still be leaving yourself at risk in other ways.

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Topics: Data Destruction

DOs & DON’Ts of Computer Hard Drive Destruction & Disposal

Jim Beran

What goes into destroying a computer hard drive? The truth is that the security of computer hard drive destruction is far more important than you might think. Erasing files can still leave them vulnerable to retrieval. Physically destroying your hard drives provides ultimate protection of your valuable data.

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Topics: Data Destruction

New Year, New Challenge: 4 Tips for Tackling Document & Media Destruction

Jim Beran

When they are kept too long or stored insecurely, your business documents and media can become more of a liability than an asset. In fact, improper destruction of data is a common mistake and it can be a costly one.

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Topics: Data Destruction

23-Point Document Checklist to Put Your Affairs in Order

Jim Beran

Document management isn’t just for businesses. We all have important documents that we need for daily life – and that our loved ones will need in the event of our deaths.

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Topics: document imaging

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