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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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What You Should Know About Moving to Florida

Jim Beran

Moving is both exciting and stressful. When you’re moving to a new state, there are elements of uncertainty that can complicate the move and raise questions.

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Topics: Moving Tips

Do HIPAA Privacy Policies Apply to your Organization?

Jim Beran

HIPAA privacy policies exist to protect patients’ personal health information. The responsibility of complying with HIPAA regulations falls with healthcare providers, insurance companies, and any other organization that collects and stores health records.

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Topics: Records storage, records management

Does Your Contingency Plan Include a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Jim Beran

Does Your Contingency Plan Include a Disaster Recovery Plan?

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Topics: Distaster Recovery

What is Required for HIPAA Compliant Disaster Recovery Planning?

Jim Beran

Every business in Florida knows the importance of planning for disaster recovery. In recent years, hurricane season has led to significant downtime for local companies. Proper planning is a must.

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HIPAA Rules for Disposing of Electronic Devices

Jim Beran

Healthcare providers must adhere to HIPAA regulations to protect patients’ healthcare information. Even if you plan on disposing of electronic devices yourself, you must understand HIPAA rules or risk being penalized and fined.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

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

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