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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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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

5 Tips to Create a Retention Plan for Personal Documents

Jim Beran

Even if your finances and personal affairs are uncomplicated, you still have personal documents that you must retain for legal purposes. But you might not be clear about which documents you need to keep and how long you need to retain them.

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Topics: Shredding, records management

Internal Data Destruction Risks vs Benefits of Onsite Certified Data Destruction

Jim Beran

Is your business bound by HIPAA, FACTA or Sarbanes-Oxley regulations? If so, then you have a legal responsibility to maintain accurate records and destroy them according to the timetables specified by the law.

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Topics: Data Destruction

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 are the Consequences of Improper Data Destruction?

Jim Beran

Data destruction is in the news frequently – and for good reason! It seems that hardly a month goes by without a new story about a major data breach. In some cases, these breaches are the result of poor security. And in others, the issue is improper destruction of data.

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Topics: Data Destruction

Hurricane Preparedness: The 6 Crucial Documents Your Business Must Protect

Jim Beran

Hurricane season is here. In Florida, those words must be taken seriously. Hurricane preparedness is essential for every business.

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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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What Type of Companies Need Paper Shredding Services and Why

Jim Beran

Do you handle your paper shredding in-house? If you do, you might be wondering if you should be researching paper shredding services as a more secure and efficient alternative. 

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Topics: Shredding

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

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