In general, examples of proper disposal methods may include, but are not limited to:
For PHI in paper records, shredding, burning, pulping, or pulverizing the records so that PHI is rendered essentially unreadable, indecipherable, and otherwise cannot be reconstructed.
Tier3MD has a service that meets these requirements. Your old hard drives are destroyed and a confirmation is given to you for your records.
Hard drive destruction involves erasing per DOD standards, physical bending, mangling, and breaking of the drive units so that the disks inside cannot possibly be spun up or read from.
Contact us for more information.