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Proper Data Destruction Can Protect Proprietary Information

Proper Data Destruction Can Protect Proprietary Information

Does your company have valuable proprietary information stored on your hard drives? A lot of businesses store important information, including client records, data, product research and more on hard drives on their premises.

5 Ways to Improve Your Practice’s Health Record Management System

5 Ways to Improve Your Practice’s Health Record Management System

Records management is a crucial concern for every healthcare practice. Not only do you have a moral obligation to your patients to manage their records responsibly, but you also have a legal responsibility under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to have a secure health record management system in place.

How does HIPAA Compliance Benefit your Business?

How does HIPAA Compliance Benefit your Business?

Complying with HIPAA law is a requirement for all companies in the healthcare industry as well as all medical providers. If you’re starting your own business and HIPAA law affects you, you might be feeling overwhelmed at the thought of adhering to HIPAA regulations.

7 Things You Can Lose to Help you Declutter Before You Move

7 Things You Can Lose to Help you Declutter Before You Move

There are few things people dread more than the process of moving. Even when the move is an exciting one, moving is a lot of work and can cause significant stress. That stress may be elevated if your current home is cluttered with belongings.

6 Signs You are Ready to Upsize your Apartment to a House

6 Signs You are Ready to Upsize your Apartment to a House

Whether you live alone or with other people, you may be wondering whether it’s time to upsize from an apartment to a house. The decision may feel like an obvious one – but what if you’re not certain?

What You Should Know About Moving to Florida

What You Should Know About Moving to Florida

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.

4 Benefits of Hiring a Moving Company During the Off-Season

4 Benefits of Hiring a Moving Company During the Off-Season

Moving from one place to another can be stressful, particularly if you plan to move at a busy time of  year. For example, trying to book a move in a college town in August or September can be a real challenge!

Protect Customer Data by Following These 7 Document Storage Tips

Protect Customer Data by Following These 7 Document Storage Tips

Storing customer data puts you in the position of being responsible for protecting your customers’ personal information. Whether you’re storing financial data such as credit card numbers, bank account numbers and Social Security numbers, or personal healthcare information, you have a moral and legal responsibility to act responsibly.

Preparing Your Pet for a Move

Preparing Your Pet for a Move

Moving is stressful for people and it can be even more stressful for pets. After all, you and your family understand the move and why it’s happening. Your pet doesn’t.

Do HIPAA Privacy Policies Apply to your Organization?

Do HIPAA Privacy Policies Apply to your Organization?

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.

5 Tips to Create a Retention Plan for Personal Documents

5 Tips to Create a Retention Plan for Personal Documents

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.

Internal Data Destruction Risks vs Benefits

Internal Data Destruction Risks vs Benefits

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.

Compliance and Information Security Risk with Records Management

Compliance and Information Security Risk with Records Management

Every company should be concerned with information security. The average data breach costs $3.9 million and can do irreparable damage to your company’s reputation. The same is true with compliance missteps, which can cost thousands of dollars in fines and lost trust.

Packing Your Moving Boxes? 5 Tips for Couples Moving in Together

Packing Your Moving Boxes? 5 Tips for Couples Moving in Together

Moving in with your significant other is a big moment in any relationship. It means that you’re blending your lives into a new, shared life. And, while it’s a happy moment and something to be celebrated, it can also be quite stressful if you don’t approach it properly.

What are the Consequences of Improper Data Destruction?

What are the Consequences of Improper Data Destruction?

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.

6 Commonly Forgotten Tasks and Expenses During a Move

6 Commonly Forgotten Tasks and Expenses During a Move

There are few things in life more time-consuming and expensive than moving. Whether you’ve just bought your first home or you’re downsizing, you’ve got a long to-do list. And, if you’re like most people, you’re probably concerned about how much it will cost.

How to Pack Fragile Items and Keep Them Safe During a Move

How to Pack Fragile Items and Keep Them Safe During a Move

Packing your belongings is one of the most time-consuming parts of moving. Whether you’ve just bought a new home or you’re opening a new office, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and frustrated by the process.